persecution

  1. camachoe

    Persecution of our Jehovah's Witnesses friends

    Dear all Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) are Christians that, like Bahai, have been persecuted since mid XIX centurty and right now, as I write this, are subject to active persecution by the Russian government. The JW, like the Bahai, stress the oneness of God, the distinction between God and Jesus...
  2. D

    Sen's Daily: Iran: 5 Baha'is begin their sentences in Mashhad

    Sen's Daily: Iran: 5 Baha'is begin their sentences in Mashhad HRANA, November 17, 2013 'On the morning of November 17, five Bahais from Mashhad reported to the authorities in response to sumonses, and were taken to Vakil Abad prison to begin serving their sentences. Their names are Their names...
  3. D

    Sen's Daily: Iran: Another Bahai business closed in Tonekabon

    Another Bahai business closed in Tonekabon HRANA, November 14, 2013 'On November 12, security forces closed the business of three Bahais in Tonekabon, until further notice...' For details of the closure read more here: Another Bahai business closed in Tonekabon | Sen's daily
  4. D

    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...
  5. D

    Jackson Sun: 'Education Under Fire': Tennessee Baha'is raise awareness of persecution

    Jackson Sun: 'Education Under Fire': Tennessee Baha'is raise awareness of persecution in Iran 'Nashville Baha’i Farsheed Ferdowsi was 27 when his father was executed in Tehran, Iran, for being a member of the Baha’i faith. Ferdowsi said his father was a prominent businessman in Tehran and a...
  6. arthra

    Video on the persecution of Baha'is in Iran:

    Watch this video... especially the part about the difficulties of a flower shop in Tehern... "Unclean" floral arangements and other stories... video documents Iranian government's sponsored violence against its own Baha'i citizens - YouTube
  7. RonPrice

    MEANDERING: Refugees and Persecution

    In The Old Testament, in Genesis 11:31, Abraham is portrayed as leaving the city of Ur, as commanded by God, to cross the desert wilderness to Haran. Other manifestations of God in the great religions are also required to move from place to place. But, as far as I know, the Bahá'í Faith is the...
  8. Sen McGlinn

    Sentinel Project visual database of the persecution of Bahais

    The Sentinel Project, an independent Toronto-based NGO that focuses on genocide prevention, has recently launched a visualization of the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran. The Sentinel Project has deemed the situation of the Iranian Baha’is to be a “Situation of Concern.” It has previously...
  9. arthra

    Timeline of persecution...

    This is a well documented but lengthy list so I will only post sections of it at a time: Timeline The following is a timeline of events surrounding the arrest, detention, trial and imprisonment of the seven Baha’i leaders, including the major international actions that have taken place in...
  10. arthra

    1983 20/20 TV show on persecution of Baha'i

    20/20 TV show on the persecution of Iran Baha'is originally aired in 1983 - YouTube
  11. arthra

    Persecution intensifies...

    Persecution intensifies as former Baha'i leaders mark anniversary behind bars Persecution intensifies as former Baha'i leaders mark anniversary behind bars - Bahá'í World News Service GENEVA, 14 May 2012, (BWNS) – Iran's former Baha'i leaders begin their fifth year in prison today amid an...
  12. Sen McGlinn

    Qaemshahr: serious charge against Sahel Miri

    On April 19 I reported (on my Bahai news blog) that six Bahais had been arrested in Qaemshahr. Among them were a young couple, Sahel Miri and Raheleh Ma`sumi, who were arrested on April 18 following a search of their home. The office of the Ministry of Intelligence in Qaemshahr has prevented...
  13. Y

    Persecution can strengthen faith

    "...Behold how in this Dispensation the worthless and foolish have fondly imagined that by such instruments as massacre, plunder and banishment they can extinguish the Lamp which the Hand of Divine power hath lit, or eclipse the Day Star of everlasting splendor. How utterly unaware they seem to...
  14. Dud the Demon

    Greetings, in the name any God(s)...

    Greetings, in the name any God(s) that you may believe in I believe I come to the Baha'is in order to learn. So I will be asking many questions. I have no religious or non-religious affiliation with any group of other individuals. I believe I have an open mind, but I have been told I am...
  15. M

    Nima Wahid Azal

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  16. Sen McGlinn

    Many searches and 15 arrests of BIHE faculty

    Today, officials from the Ministry of Intelligence have been entering the homes of many of the academic staff of the Bahai Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), a Bahai-run distance learning university that provides internationally accredited university education to Iranian Bahais, who are...
  17. Sen McGlinn

    Qajar-era cruelty returns to Iran

    Vajiollah Golpour, a 71-year old Bahai from the village of Safrabad-Sari in Mazandaran province, was arrested by security forces on April 28. Following his interrogation he was led around the city of Tenakabon in shackles, by security officials, in order to humiliate him. See : Vajiollah...
  18. bwb

    comedy against persecution

    An incident from the 1950s shows how silly persecution of the Baha'is of Iran can get, when someone declared that Baha'i-owned cows were "unclean" and should therefore be separated from the Muslim-owned cows. The cows however refused to follow this ban and continued to graze together as before...
  19. daniel

    Baha’is have been challenged and blocked since the founding of their Faith

    In Iran, Baha’is have been challenged and blocked since the founding of their faith. Throughout the history of the Bahá’í Faith, the Bahá’ís of Iran have been persecuted. In the mid-1800s, some 20,000 followers were killed by the authorities or by mobs who viewed the infant movement as...
  20. bwb

    Persecution of Baha'is in Iran - a compilation of links to news sources

    This thread is to compile a list of information sources and news articles about the human rights situation of the Baha'is in Iran Iranpresswatch is a frequently updated web site with news articles about the persecution of the Baha'is of Iran: http://www.iranpresswatch.org/ Baha'i World News...