The Baha’is believe that all the people of the world are the same and so shun and deplore nationalism as a concept and practiced ideal. Their own writings state such things as “Let not a man glory in this,
that he loves his country; let him rather glory in
this, that he loves his kind. …” and “the Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens” (Baha’u’llah).
Such platitudes might be lofty sounding and all very well and good, but in practice where this leaves the question of Iran and Iranian nationalism (meehan-parasti) is somewhat in an ambiguous position and quandary where especially Iranian Baha’is are concerned. So this question needs to be asked of the Iranian Baha’is: which comes first for you, Iran or your globalist ideals of “One Planet, One People”? Yes or no: are you Iranian nationalists or not? Does Iran come above your globalist ideals or not? If so, why so? If not, why not?