Documentary by IRI against Bahais

by bahram9821

Youtube:Documentary produced by Islamic Republic of Iran against Bahai youth that were doing humanitarian service in mehdi abad Shiraz. Some of these youth arrested in 2006 still in jail.


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Finding converts through food and games - II

by Mani125 (not verified) on

If these humanitarian services were secularist in nature with no religous sub-context, as some below have stated, why was the service ended with "Ya Allah Ol Moghtadaz"?


ظلم ظلم ظلم

007 (not verified)

Were these people spies for Israelian goverment too??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Secular relief , with Spiritual Base...No mention of Bahai !

by faryarm on

Dear Mani 175

You comparison is incorrect.

These Bahai youth were a part of a community service activity conducted by a local non-governmental organization.

They had an authorised city/ state permit witn full knowledge of the authorities..





which included muslims as well as Bahais...

Only the Bahais were arrested..

This was every bit a secular relief but with firm spiritual foundation.


press release from may 24 2006

 — Iranian officials have arrested 54 Baha'is in the city of Shiraz, the Baha'i International Community has learned. They are mostly youth and were all engaged in humanitarian service when they were arrested. It is one of the largest number of Baha'is taken at once since the 1980s. The specific charges are not clear, though in the past, Baha'is have been arrested summarily on false charges.

The arrests occurred on Friday, 19 May, while the Baha'is, along with several other volunteers who were not Baha'is, were teaching classes to underprivileged children in a school as part of a community service activity conducted by a local non-governmental organization. At the time of the arrests, they had in their possession a letter of permission from the Islamic Council of Shiraz. They also carried the letter of permission in each of their classes.

The nature of the charges against the Baha'is is unknown at this time. The day following the arrests, a judge told family members that the detainees would be freed soon. As of today, it appears that all of the non-Baha'is and one Baha'i junior youth have been released without having to post bail.

The arrests coincided with raids on six Baha'i homes during which notebooks, computers, books, and other documents were confiscated. In the last 14 months, 72 Baha'is across Iran have been arrested and held for up to several weeks.


Adib Masumian

Mani jan

by Adib Masumian on

Mani jan, these Baha'is are not providing these things in the hope of "seeking converts" as you suggest - they are doing so because Baha'is value education and wish for no one to live in destitution; it's elimination is in fact one of our principles and goals. Far be it from me to sound presumptuous, but I might suggest that you likely drew your conclusion from this video which attempted to skew us as some sort of vapid missionary group that only cares about conversion, which is a far cry from the truth. If you meet some Baha'is, you'll understand what I mean.


persecution of Baha'is of Iran!

by 007 (not verified) on


Finding converts through food and games

by Mani175 (not verified) on

I don't like any missionaries who provide food, education, etc. with the objective of "finding converts" rather than simply doing good. I have the same issue with christian missionaries. These folks are not doing this out of the kindness of thier heart. The real motivation is scoring points with thier God, be it the Christian God, the Bahai God, or other dieties. If the true objective is conversion, then they must be prepared to face the consequences.
I have much more respect for secular relief and humanitarian efforts exactly for the same reason.


Wonderful piece

by cyclicforward on

It seems to me that Bahai's practice what they preach. Definitely a progressive and respectable religion. No wonder IRI stopped this documenty. Next time they should hire Gobbel to do the propaganda films for them.


Zahak eating the brains of the young

by Ahrimane naaMamuli nejad (not verified) on

IRI is a paranoid state ruled by lies, intimidation, fear and murder. Total control over the public and private life and the heart and the mind of the citizens is the mandate of its paranoid idealogy.
This nightmare will last untill the majority are awakened, God willing.
What a bunch of shameless paranoid Moftkhore in the name of moslemoon feasting on the brains of the children of Iran. Zahak at full force indeed.
That happens when they read, practice and enforce on others things out of the context of time and place.
IRI has been documenting 30 years of living with schitzophrenia, do we need any more?


This IRI Doc..Backfired...

by faryarm on

Apparently this attempt to show Bahais in a bad light, backfired , The authorities stopped its distribution.