Bahais in Iran

BBC documentary by Kasra Naji

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Practice What You Preach, Iraniandudee

by Demo on

Is not being "Zoroasterian" require to say "good words," to be righteous," and to "behave respectfully???" Then read your note below about "Islam" one more time!!!!!!



by UnitedIran on

So sad that the HUMANITY of all Iranians is trashed by the INHUMANITY of our so called leaders!

Amir Sahameddin Ghiassi

I have been persecuted as Bahai in Iran, and as half Moslem by.

by Amir Sahameddin Ghiassi on

Mehrdad told me: I had a Bahai mother, I have been persecuted as Bahai in Iran, but I had not enough knowledge about Bahai, my father did not let me to go to Bahai school or have Bahai friends. My mother was not allowed to speak about Bahai with me. I have been persecuted one time as a Bahai by government of Iran and my  Moslme friends, they took my capital and I was forced to come out of Iran and in USA ,but I have been persecuted here by my Bahai's family as half Molsem and they took my capital, too. I heard one time that Bahai u lah said if the religions bring disunity and hate to the world, to have no religion is better. But I believe in Unity of Mankind and some teaching of Bahai Faith. Mehrdad  


Islam sucks

by Iraniandudee3 on

It's the worst religion on this planet with absolutely no tolerance
towards non-muslims and anything non-Arabs, this is why I encourage all
my fellow Iranians to become Zoroasterian and give a big F U to k@slam.


As an Iranian I'm ashamed!

by Khar on

As an Iranian I'm ashamed of the persecution of our fellow Baha'i countrymen, women, children, and human beings throughout the history in Iran.

I apologize to all the good people of Baha’i faith!!



by Ferfereh on

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.”   Steven Weinberg

Ali Najafi


by Ali Najafi on

I felt this was an objective documentary, which provided useful information about the history of the Baha'i religion, their beliefs, and their love for Iran.

I read VPK and Afshin's comments on religion. I understand that their feelings about religion may come from the terrible things people have done in the name of religion. When we look at wars, persecution, and acts of violence, often times the perpetrators will use religion or take religious text out of context, in order to incite violence or societal ignorance. Religion has been used to bolster an individual or group's power, and unfortunately, people will sheepishly follow. This has been the case in Iran with the religious establishment and some groups of people.

This stated, I think that religion can be a powerful force for social good and development. Throughout history, we can see how religion and the call for justice, humility, love, dignity, integrity, and wisdom have benefited society -- in all aspects from the sciences to the arts. These examples are evident during periods of time in Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic history. 

For people that follow a religion or philisophy, we need to think for ourselves, use our own intelligence/wisdom, and be careful that we do not blindly follow people or stories. God's greatest gift to humanity was intelligence and wisdom. The religious teachings that we follow should serve to inspire us to be better human beings and treat others in an exemplary and noble manner.

For those individuals that are critical of religion, I ask that you objectively look at the teachings of the religion in context to the times which they came. Also, it may be wothwhile to separate the actions of people from the teachings of a religion. Finally, please do not project views that people who believe in a religion, blindly follow "fairytales". This is not the case for many of us and it can unintentionally come across as another extreme view.

Just some thoughts.

Darius Kadivar

Voltaire Would Have Stood Up for Baha'is as he did for Calas

by Darius Kadivar on

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire

JEAN CALAS, Huguenot cloth merchant whose execution caused the philosopher Voltaire to lead a campaign for religious toleration and reform of the French criminal code. (More Below).

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تقیه های گلو گیر


در دقیقه 5:54 بخش دوم گزارش حضرت استادی خودمان که در دفاع از اسلامیستها ید طولایی دارند حرفهایشان راجع به تاریخچه  و اعمال انجمنی که به قول گزارشگر با آن "از نزدیک آشنایی داشته" و در بعضی کتابهای تحقیقی همنام ایشان جزء اعضاء آن انجمن ذکر شده است  به حدی شاخدار بود که نزدیک بود خبرنگار از کوره در رود. 

اگر باز نویسی تاریخ، خصوصاً تاریخ معاصر به همین سادگی بود که کار حضرات آسان میبود ولی چه میشود کرد با تاریخ و سابقه اعمال و تضاد آنها با تقیه های گلو گیر.

Amir Sahameddin Ghiassi

I hope the persecution will stop in the whole world.

by Amir Sahameddin Ghiassi on

Who ever have power will persecute the others who are in weak position. I hope Love and Unity will goven the world. Not name and ...

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Re: Religions sucks

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

That is why BBC pushes it on Iranians; because Britain hates us. They want to keep us backwards. Damn Britain.



religion sucks

by afshin on

The worse thing about religion is that it compels people to lose their humanity in order to believe in some fairytale.  


Don't be fooled

by Ferfereh on

Don't be fooled and believe a Mullah like Kadivar and other like him, these people are like their Imam,  Khomeini, who lied about everything, they don't know the word empathy, compassion, sympathy ... like their Allah. Bahais has been killed, tortured and raped in 31 years in Islamic regime and you have never ever heard these people protest against it and every one of them will be accountable for all these crimes.

Sheila K

interesting, informative

by Sheila K on

It's terribly sad to know how Bahais have been treated in Iran. I know of some personally who were killed, or executed at point blank--horrible stories. It's a religion, though modern, it opens door for wars against itself.