Those Devious Baha’is

Here is a picture of a book stand in front of a mosque in Iran. The green banner on the left announces the availability of different books for the recognition of the devious Baha’i sect.

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This is the sort of thing that Baha’is in Iran have to put up with. A massive, fullscale propaganda machine which aims to distort the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and to poison people’s minds about it. Unfortunately, for the Mullahs, very few people bother to actually buy this crap and fewer still read and believe such hogwash.

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Still, the picture gives you a glimpse into the nature of the Iranian regime. With their full financial support such books and materials are made widely available and are even used to indoctrinate impressionable youth in public schools.

The banner to the right reads: “Peace upon the Mehdi, the rejuvenator of pure Islam”. Which isn’t surprising when you realize that right now the small minority that rules Iran are members of the Hojjatieh Society. They are awaiting the imminent arrival of the Hidden Imam (Mehdi) and as you would expect, do not look too kindly on anyone who claims that He has already come. It isn’t just coincidence that the two banners are side by side.

Thankfully, the vast majority of Iranian citizens have one or more Baha’i acquaintances or friends (if not outright family members) and reject such propaganda along with the rest of the crap the government tries to force feed its population. The attitude of the average Iranian towards the Baha’i Faith and any other religion is to live and let live. They are sick and tired of being forced to abide by the Muslim faith and believe that when it comes to religion, the best model is one where – while respecting the rights of others – everyone is free to worship what and how they want.

Sadly the average Iranian is not in charge of the Iranian government.

pictures via iranian.com

  • William Dunning

    Believers from Iran report that the Guardian (that long ago!) told them to make friendss wiwth their neighbors, on a aperson-to-person level. Those who obeyed the Centre oof the Covenant found out why when the mullahs started after them under the regime of the fanatics.

    When the Islamic Republic’s equivalent of SS storm troopers came around knocking on doors and asking “Are there any of those misguided Baha’i infidels in your apartment building?” the neighbors said to themselves “Yeah, I know the folks upstairs are Baha’is, but, gee, theyre such nice folks. I like those people, so I won’t turn them in to the Gestapo,” and they answer “No, none that I know of, sir.”

    It’s a little like the Holocaust story of Anne Frank, and the legendaruy Shindler’s List story. And it’s also another illustration of why we should follow the instructions we receive from the Center of the Covenant, even if we don’t understand exactly why. (I just posted a long rant under “Is the Universal House of Justice Infallible?” that addresses this same point.)

    Fanatics in *any* faith, even the Baha’i one, can sour the cider by going overboard. Muhammad (uHbp) said in the Quran “Let there be no compulsion in religion,” and the average Mulsim is evidently comfortable
    with that. The nutcases in charge in Iran will never see their own stupidity until they hit the dirt. All you have to do is read Nabil’s narrative to know that it works every time, if you just wait long enough.

    Are there similar nutcases in the Baha’i Faith? Probably, but they, too, shall pass. Because we are all human, even meembers of the LSAs, NSAs and — let’s be honest — the Universal House of Justice, can be mistaken sometimes. We have to do the best we can, and surprisingly enough, the humble ordinary streetsweepers and papermakers do very well indeed, even though their decisions may not be as far-reaching as the ones made by others.

  • William Dunning

    Believers from Iran report that the Guardian (that long ago!) told them to make friendss wiwth their neighbors, on a aperson-to-person level. Those who obeyed the Centre oof the Covenant found out why when the mullahs started after them under the regime of the fanatics.

    When the Islamic Republic’s equivalent of SS storm troopers came around knocking on doors and asking “Are there any of those misguided Baha’i infidels in your apartment building?” the neighbors said to themselves “Yeah, I know the folks upstairs are Baha’is, but, gee, theyre such nice folks. I like those people, so I won’t turn them in to the Gestapo,” and they answer “No, none that I know of, sir.”

    It’s a little like the Holocaust story of Anne Frank, and the legendaruy Shindler’s List story. And it’s also another illustration of why we should follow the instructions we receive from the Center of the Covenant, even if we don’t understand exactly why. (I just posted a long rant under “Is the Universal House of Justice Infallible?” that addresses this same point.)

    Fanatics in *any* faith, even the Baha’i one, can sour the cider by going overboard. Muhammad (uHbp) said in the Quran “Let there be no compulsion in religion,” and the average Mulsim is evidently comfortable
    with that. The nutcases in charge in Iran will never see their own stupidity until they hit the dirt. All you have to do is read Nabil’s narrative to know that it works every time, if you just wait long enough.

    Are there similar nutcases in the Baha’i Faith? Probably, but they, too, shall pass. Because we are all human, even meembers of the LSAs, NSAs and — let’s be honest — the Universal House of Justice, can be mistaken sometimes. We have to do the best we can, and surprisingly enough, the humble ordinary streetsweepers and papermakers do very well indeed, even though their decisions may not be as far-reaching as the ones made by others.

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