Banning the Baha'i
Time Magazine / Amy Sullivan
16-Dec-2009 (4 comments)
The government of Iran has held seven leaders of the Baha'i faith — a monotheistic religion founded in 19th century Persia — in prison for more than a year without formal charges, access to their attorneys or a trial. The Baha'i tradition is outlawed in Iran, and some government officials have claimed that the prisoners are guilty of spying for Israel or insulting Islam. Several times, the government has scheduled capital-punishment hearings for the seven, only to cancel at the last minute. "The charges against these imprisoned Baha'is are baseless and a pretext for the persecution and harassment of a disfavored religious minority," said Leonard Leo, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which has demanded their release. As of early December, the Baha'i leaders remained in prison with no trial scheduled >>>
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Bahram G

Shameless criminals

by Bahram G on

The IRI is truly shameless. Its crimes against all segments of the Iranian society are beyond barbarism. The mullahs and their functionaries find the Baha'i faith to be an existential threat to their parasitic blood-sucking existence since the Baha'i religion bans the profession of clergy.

But, the non-Baha'is in Iran have also found out that the clergy serve no useful function and help perpetuate prejudice, ignorance and backwardness. So, the mullahs' days are numbered and Iran shall rise again and will take its rightful place in the forefront of the free and enlightened nations while the clergy will be remembered as a shame of our time.

Ali Najafi

Pure courage

by Ali Najafi on

My thoughts and prayers are with the Baha'i leaders, and also with the thousands of other innocent women, men, youth, free-thinkers, rights-activists that are unjustly imprisoned and tortured in Iran.

We can never underestimate the power of example that these noble and courageous Iranians (regardless of religion, ethnicity, or belief) demonstrate in face of the horror. cruelty and oppression of the Islamic government. 

Their personal strength and courage, even with these unjust trials, should fuel our desire to demonstrate those admirable qualities.

Just some of my thoughts. 



by cyclicforward on

We all know what the outcome is so why they even bother with trial.

Ali Najafi

Trial date now set for 1/12

by Ali Najafi on

The trial date for the 7 Baha'i leaders in Iran appears to be set for January 12th.  //