A few links that explain the islamic persecution of the Baha'i.
First a very brief background. Islam claims that Mohammed is the last prophet. But then came Baha'u'llah, who in the 19th-century Persia, whose teachings the Baha'i believe, fulfilled the end-time promises of previous scriptures.
A very important point is that Islam consisders the Baha'i as a form of apostasy. Therefore, the Baha'i are persecuted everywhere in Islamdom (e.g., from wikipedia). Curiously, the Baha'i headquaters is located in Haifa, Israel, which is an island of freedom in a region in turmoil.
Now, a few articles:
- Criminalizing the Baha'i faith, by Christopher Buck, Iran Press Watch, 15 March, 2009.
- Iran is attempting to decapitate its Bahá'í community, Cherie Blair, Guardian, 25 August, 2010.
- The situation of the Baha'i community in Egypt, The Baha'is, 2007.