Daniel Perell, then a third year law student from the University of Virginia School of Law, visited Egypt in December 2009/January 2010 as a Cowan Fellow under the auspices of Human Rights Study Project (HRSP). His area of interest was the status of the Baha'is of Egypt and their struggle to obtain their citizenship rights so that they can continue to serve their beloved homeland and contribute to its progress and prosperity.
All students selected to participate in this project have been required to conduct research on their specific subject and subsequently produce a scholarly paper for possible publication. Daniel Perell's 58 page paper was submitted on 14 May 2010 under the title: The Baha'is in Egypt Fighting for Their Identity.
This paper is so well researched and so professionally written that, to date, one can hardly find any scholarly work on this specific subject that can get any close to this article's superior scientific quality and its comprehensive content. It is a must read!
As this article is no longer available online, its author will provide a hard copy to those who wish to read it. For a copy, you may contact Mr. Perell at:
The Baha'is in Egypt
Fighting for Their Identity
Table of Contents
Part I: The Actors; Egypt and the Baha'is
Egyptian Law and Freedom of ReligionPart II: The Legal Disputes
The Baha'i Faith
The Baha'i Faith in Egypt
'Izzat CasePart III: Observer Commentary
Egyptian PressPart IV: The Baha'i Perspective
The NGO Community
Positive Practical EffectsPart V: Expanding the Effects
Remaining Legal Questions