Riots In Iran?-Find A Baha’i

There is discontent in Iran and people throng the streets denouncing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his oppressive tactics. What better time for the government then now to uncover another Baha’i plot to overthrown the Muslim religion? Iranian authorities have detained five members of the Baha’i minority in order to uncover someone they can blame for riots other than themselves. In January, the Tehran prosecutor said several Baha’i were detained for organizing riots and sending pictures of protestors to other parts of the world. After the Islamic revolution of 1979, the Baha’i were declared to be heretics and banned from being able to participate in the political life of the nation.

For Iranian leaders, the Baha’i serve the purpose that Jews did for Nazi Germany. When you have a problem, blame it on them.

  • concord

    The accusation of “heresy” is a red herring that aims at stifling a line of thought that undermines the power of clerics.

    In no unclear terms, Baha’u’llah has adressed the Persian clerics with words similar to those of Christ:
    “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.” (Mathew 23:13) In equally clear terms, He has annouced a mission similar to that of Christ when He announced: “He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.(Luke 4.16-21)

    Here is a religion that promotes unity in diversity, considers the sole purpose of religion as an instrument for love and unity, to the point that abandonning a religious practice that leads to conflict is considered as a pious act. They consider all religions as successive chapters of a progressive revelation from the same God, by whatever name we might choose to call Him. They promote the equality of men and women, consider the education of girls, the future mothers, as a priority over that of boys, promotes the abandonning of the veil, mixed schooling and religious practice for boys and girls, consider the independant search for truth an essential aspect of faith, a concept that questions the very purpose of clerics. They consider science and religion as complementary and call for the abandon of superstition and prejudice, This is why from a religion that has been banned for more than 30 years some 300 000 are prepared to rise and peacefully risk their lives by announcing their beliefs, and the true reason for which the clerics in Iran fear the Baha’is to the point of mistreating kids in schools and destroying holy sites and graves.

  • Steven

    It might be helpful to remember that though the religion came out of Iran, it is world wide now.

  • concord

    Yes, indeed and if required, thousands from all parts of the world would pour into Iran to help their spiritual brethren for the social renewal of this land.