Was Abdu'l-Bahá Racist?

Was Abdu'l-Bahá Racist?

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Truth Seeker

New Zealand

#1 Nov 6, 2012
Was Abdu'l-Bahá Racist?

This question is directed at Bahai's who are taught that the faith is anti-racist and believes everyone is equal etc. The quote below is from Abdu'l-Bahá, there are others similar to this also. If anyone today said anything like what is quoted below, they would be denounced as a neo-nazi racist. Yet this is actually what Abdu'l-Bahá said - and according to Bahai's is infallible. Comments please.

"The black man must ever be grateful to the white man, for he has manifested great courage and self-sacrifice in behalf of the black race. Four years he fought their cause, enduring severe hardships, sacrificing life, family, treasure, all for his black brother until the great war ended in the proclamation of freedom. By this effort and accomplishment the black race throughout the world was influenced and benefited. Had this not been accomplished, the black man in Africa would still be bound by the chains of slavery. Therefore, his race should everywhere be grateful, for no greater evidence of humanism and courageous devotion could be shown than the white man has displayed. If the blacks of the United States forget this sacrifice, zeal and manhood on the part of the whites, no ingratitude could be greater or more censurable. If they could see the wretched conditions and surroundings of the black people of Africa today, the contrast would be apparent and the fact clearly evident that the black race in America enjoys incomparable advantages. The comfort and civilization under which they live here are due to the white man's effort and sacrifice. Had this sacrifice not been made, they would still be in the bonds and chains of slavery, scarcely lifted out of an aboriginal condition. Therefore, always show forth your gratitude to the white man.(The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.12)
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PUP/pup-45... ?

Since: Nov 12

East Perth, Australia

#2 Nov 26, 2012
If ignorance is bliss,you must be orgasmic!

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