Espionage Accusations Highlight Persecution of Bahais in Iran
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#1 Feb 18, 2009
The Baha'i faith is an independent monotheistic religion with its own laws, teachings, calendar and administration. It is the youngest of the world's such religions. Even so, it is the second most geographically widespread religion in the world, after Christianity. It is not a sect or offshoot of any other religion. It arose out of an Islamic background much the same way Christianity arose from a Jewish milieu.
The Universal House of Justice, the 9-member international governing council of the Baha'i community does not interpret, but does administer the laws, and legislates on those matters for which express laws were not revealed by the founder of the faith, Baha'ullah.
All Baha'is, once discovered to be Baha'is, are banned from education, business, etc, and not just those who publicize their faith. The Baha'is do not hide their faith, so when asked by government authorities on forms, or otherwise, they will say they are Baha'is, thus willingly sacrificing life, liberty and prosperity as a testament to their faith and their practice of the Baha'i faith.
Thank you for this article, which is largely free of error otherwise!
#4 Feb 19, 2009
I have many Bahai friends and know about the faith very well specially after the current publicities regarding the 7 Bahai's in Iran. The government of Iran is lying as usual. They won't dare do anything to these people they are only advertising the bahai religion. A lot more people know about Bahai because of this.
#5 Feb 28, 2009
JE suis americain et ton mere est mon pere!
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