Persecution of Sunnis in Iran, racism and dementia and Hindus in the USA

During Eid al-Fitr, which ends Ramadan and is the most important Muslim holiday, Sunnis, who constitute 10% of Iran’s population, emphasise that they have few rights in the country. They face discrimination; they have limited chances to practise their religion, they do not have a mosque in Tehran, and they are not allowed to hold significant political offices, establish political parties or publish their newspapers. Shiite Islam dominates in Iran, as in Iraq, Azerbaijan and Bahrain. In other countries, the most numerous are Sunnis, who constitute approximately 85-90% of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world.

A series of deaths and murders in the Indian community in the United States, mainly among students, are explained, among others, by racism and prejudice. The number of fatalities this year is estimated at six to 10 people. According to Indian student Jaswant Singh, racism against Indians has been increasing in the US over the last few years. “Somehow, there is a lot of prejudice against Indians because the locals think we are taking their jobs, and they don’t always like our culture,” says Singh.

According to American scientists, racial discrimination and the stress associated with it may increase the risk of dementia among black Americans. Meanwhile, in England, black women are six times more likely to suffer the most severe birth complications than white women, and black and Asian people who notice symptoms of cancer take twice as long to be diagnosed as white people.

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