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Old 11-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Minority report: Why Baha’is face persecution in Iran By Reuters Staff

Minority report: Why Baha’is face persecution in Iran
By Reuters StaffNOVEMBER 11, 2013


(Multiple pictures of Baha’i religious leaders arrested in Iran are seen during a protest at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro June 19, 2011. Picture taken June 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

'The Islamic Republic’s 34-year rule has hurt many religious and political groups in Iran, but one community has borne an especially heavy burden: the Baha’is, a religious minority viewed as heretics by some Muslims.
Dozens of Baha’is were killed or jailed in the years immediately following the Islamic revolution in 1979. Billions of dollars worth of land, houses, shops and other Baha’i belongings were seized in subsequent years by various Iranian organizations, including Setad, the organization overseen by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The United Nations office of the Baha’i International Community, a non-governmental organization, estimates that more than 2,000 homes, shops, orchards and other properties were seized from its members in Iran up to 2003, the most recent figure available. The property was then worth about $10 billion...'


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Old 11-14-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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What can one say to this persecution, only that God may forgive them.

I find it interesting reading the news.

Here:....(Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied ordering his troops to kill peaceful demonstrators, telling the U.S. television channel ABC that only a "crazy" leader kills his own people.

Assad is under growing international pressure, including a threat of sanctions from the Arab League, over a crackdown on nationwide anti-government protests in which the United Nations says more than 4,000 people have been killed.

"We don't kill our people ... No government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person," ABC's website quoted Assad on Wednesday as saying in a recorded interview.End quote.

And I thought he was a friend of Iran? Maybe I am incorrect to think that?
 
Old 12-14-2014, 10:44 PM   #3
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I learned an African song that I thought was sung in Swahili but it looks like it was not. It may have been written in another African language but I was wondering if anyone have heard of it and may know which language it was or what it means. All I know is that it has Baha'u'llah in it.

-Wei wei fumu
-Fwama ni wamba fumu
-Baha'u'llah a di fumu
-Mufu mumoon zulu
~A di wei wei oh!
 
Old 12-14-2014, 11:03 PM   #4
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I guess the risk of persecution is linked to world political events: the informal US-Iran cooperation in Iraq has changed the scene.

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Old 12-15-2014, 12:55 AM   #5
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And I thought he was a friend of Iran? Maybe I am incorrect to think that?
yes, Iran is his friend (and I say Iran but not Iranians! only the government)
 
Old 12-15-2014, 12:57 AM   #6
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I learned an African song that I thought was sung in Swahili but it looks like it was not. It may have been written in another African language but I was wondering if anyone have heard of it and may know which language it was or what it means. All I know is that it has Baha'u'llah in it.

-Wei wei fumu
-Fwama ni wamba fumu
-Baha'u'llah a di fumu
-Mufu mumoon zulu
~A di wei wei oh!
all I can say is that this is not Swahili but Chinese language
 
Old 12-15-2014, 05:24 AM   #7
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yes, Iran is his friend (and I say Iran but not Iranians! only the government)
Dear Sister what you say is correct

But as a friend of Iran Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the following

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"We don't kill our people ... No government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person," ABC's website quoted Assad on Wednesday as saying in a recorded interview.
I leave the viewers to make their own conclusions.
 
Old 12-15-2014, 07:29 AM   #8
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Minority report: Why Baha’is face persecution in Iran
By Reuters StaffNOVEMBER 11, 2013


(Multiple pictures of Baha’i religious leaders arrested in Iran are seen during a protest at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro June 19, 2011. Picture taken June 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

'The Islamic Republic’s 34-year rule has hurt many religious and political groups in Iran, but one community has borne an especially heavy burden: the Baha’is, a religious minority viewed as heretics by some Muslims.
Dozens of Baha’is were killed or jailed in the years immediately following the Islamic revolution in 1979. Billions of dollars worth of land, houses, shops and other Baha’i belongings were seized in subsequent years by various Iranian organizations, including Setad, the organization overseen by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The United Nations office of the Baha’i International Community, a non-governmental organization, estimates that more than 2,000 homes, shops, orchards and other properties were seized from its members in Iran up to 2003, the most recent figure available. The property was then worth about $10 billion...'


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There is a difference between being a heretic and belonging to a faith that another faith might view as heretical. I wish Muslims wont to persecute us would give thought to what that difference means.

Cheers
 
Old 12-15-2014, 11:57 AM   #9
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Dear Sister what you say is correct

But as a friend of Iran Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the following



I leave the viewers to make their own conclusions.
what he has said is a funny joke! he is killing his people everyday, just like...
 
Old 12-15-2014, 12:03 PM   #10
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what he has said is a funny joke! he is killing his people everyday, just like...
Dear sister I acknowledge what you say.

But as Baha'is we do not enter into politics, of course we have our own personal views.
The reason I posted the statement from the news, but gave no personal comment.

I pray for your protection and your fellow countrymen.
 
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