Iranian Baha'i School Children


Mona 19
by Mona 19

In April 2007, the Bahá’í International Community


reported that Baha’i students in primary and secondary schools throughout Iran were being increasingly harassed, vilified, and held up to abuse because of their Faith. Many incidents of mistreatment were reported at the time, and it appears that these incidents have been escalating in recent months.

Bahá’í school children in Iran are being subjected to cruel and harsh treatment as part of a government-sponsored campaign against the Bahá’í community. Reports indicate that Baha’i pupils are secretly monitored and reported upon by school officials, are subjected to vilification by their teachers and school administrators, and are forced to listen to vile and outrageous tales about the teachings of their Faith and the moral behavior of Baha’is. It has now become clear that Baha’i pupils in primary and secondary schools are being expelled on the basis of the stipulation in the “Golpaygani memorandum”


that Baha’is “can be enrolled in schools provided they have not identified themselves as Baha’is”
. Pupils are often expelled when they identify themselves as Baha’is, when they try to defend the Faith against utterly unfounded accusations, or when they respectfully attempt to correct gross misrepresentations of the Faith’s history in the textbooks they must study. It has also been reported that Baha’is in secondary schools are to be given grades sufficient to graduate but too low to allow entrance to university.

To learn more about some of the incidents that have been taking place from June 2007 to January 2008, click here to get a summary.



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With Loving Greetings,Mona




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Javid va Paayandeh Iran

by Seagull (not verified) on

'Abdu'l-Bahá... expressed His hope that in the future they would contribute to the prosperity and well-being of Iran. Study those sciences, He said, that will benefit the nation.
(The Centre of the Covenant, p. 377)

O people of Persia! Look into those blossoming pages that tell of another day, a time long past. Read them and wonder; see the great sight. Iran in that day was as the heart of the world; she was the bright torch flaming in the assemblage of mankind. Her power and glory shone out like the morning above the world's horizons, and the splendor of her learning cast its rays over East and West. Word of the widespread empire of those who wore her crown reached even to the dwellers in the arctic circle, and the fame of the awesome presence of her King of Kings humbled the rulers of Greece and Rome. The greatest of the world's philosophers marveled at the wisdom of her government, and her political system became the model for all the kings of the four continents then known. She was distinguished among all peoples for the scope of her dominion, she was honored by all for her praiseworthy culture and civilization. She was as the pivot of the world, she was the source and center of sciences and arts, the wellspring of great inventions and discoveries, the rich mine of human virtues and perfections. The intellect, the wisdom of the individual members of this excellent nation dazzled the minds of other peoples, the brilliance and perceptive genius that characterized all this noble race aroused the envy of the whole world.

(The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 6)

It should not be imagined that the people of Persia are inherently deficient in intelligence, or that for essential perceptiveness and understanding, inborn sagacity, intuition and wisdom, or innate capacity, they are inferior to others. God forbid! On the contrary, they have always excelled all other peoples in endowments conferred by birth. Persia herself, moreover, from the standpoint of her temperate climate and natural beauties, her geographical advantages and her rich soil, is blessed to a supreme degree. What she urgently requires, however, is deep reflection, resolute action, training, inspiration and encouragement. Her people must make a massive effort, and their pride must be aroused.

(The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 9)


5th columnist???

by Seagull (not verified) on

??? the 5th columnist agent!!

Mr, immortal guard, the revolutionary version, before accusing those who call Iran the Cradle of their Faith, from which appeared Bahaullah the Lord of the Age, of being 5th columnist. Let me remind you of your priceless services to Iran that is an
open book of horror, specially the chapter that started 30yrs ago!!!!!

With immortal guards like you, Iran does not need an enemy, specially the imaginary 5th columnist!
Stop spreading ignorance, slanders, and hate if you want progress, there is no other way!


Pledge of Allegiance!!

by Seagull (not verified) on

O people of Persia! The heart is a divine trust; cleanse it from the stain of self-love, adorn it with the coronal of pure intent, until the sacred honor, the abiding greatness of this illustrious nation may shine out like the true morning in an auspicious heaven.

(The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 115)


To: Anonymous000

by Mehran (not verified) on

That was hilarious, I can't stop laughing. Great post.


I beg you to be the first to provide...

by faryarm on

You are right Bahai faith is not a "normal" religion because it speaks to today's teaches and Practices peace..

and yes...The Bahai world center is in Israel, but thats because Nasirdin shah Qajar, and the mullahs frightened by the rise of a progressive spiritual movement,  sent Baha'u'llah and his family as prisoners to the Ottomans who in turn in 1869  sen Him to their Penal Colony of Akka, where they hoped He would soon die;

Baha'u'llah died in 1892 and his resting place, became a place of pilgrimage for Bahais all over the world. 

Just in case your Bahai Setiz propaganda did not mention this, Israel did not come into existence till 1948. 

No matter how much your bloodthirsty followers of The more "normal" brand of religion have tried to extinguish it, it  is today a universal spiritual faith with  the most united body of humanity across the Globe; its only agenda : to rid the world of the poison that has created the Hitlers, Stalins and the more recent monsters of the so called "Islamic" Republic.

But ..I forgot..non of this makes sense to you because of the poison you carry inside you called ignorance and its result: Hatred.

educate yourself and join the rest of humanity ..and Stop this nonsense about CIA etc etc..where do you get this stuff...reliable sources like the Mullahs??

 I beg you to be the first to provide the names and evidence, i am sure jahanshah would love the scoop

You will go down in history as exposing 300,000 Bahai spies who reside in every village and city in Iran; not to mention the 5 to 8 year old spies who are currently being harassed and deprogrammed to a more "normal" religion.




Stupid Spies

by Anonymous000 (not verified) on

Baha'is must be the most Stupid spies on earth. Since they Spy for British and Israel and then send money to Israel and UK.

What kind of Spy does his/her work and then send money to those countries?

Shouldn't we receive money instead? I have to look into my contract with Israel and UK again.

Mulla-boys please get a life, your Hana does not have color anymore.


Re: Jahanshah Rashidian

by jamshid on

I hate to jump into a totally different subject, but knowing how kind Mona is, I don't think she would mind If I do it!

Jahanshah, I agree with you that there are many different "leftists", as much as there are many different type of moslems.

If you look at Islam in Iran today, you can clearly see that the IRI has annihilated Islam's reputation, even among Iranian moslem believers. There are not many true reformists who could undo this damage, partly because it is difficult to undo IRI's damages, and partly because the IRI surpresses them.

The same thing has happened with the "left" in Iran. By fully supporting khomeini, both during and after the revolution, the left lost its reputation and appeal among Iranians, even among Iranians who had leftist leanings.

The role of leftists in creating the committies (komiteh) and showing the ignorant mullahs how things are done, did not help the leftist's cause. Today many from the left are "teaching" the IRI how to survive. This does not help either.

So the Iranian left has a lot of work to do. They have to separate  and clearly distance themselves from what the left did in the revolution, and are continuing to do even today, in support of the IRI. They have to clearly draw the lines. They should leave no doubts behind.

Only then their image will be redeemed and trust can be re-established. As you can see, this is similar to a political campaign. I do agree that many members of the left has done just this, for which I applaud them.

The same applies to monarchists and Jebheye Melli. The more they come forward with courage, admit to their past mistakes, and display their new evolved ways, the more they can be trusted again.


Islam is a false religion

by True Muslim (not verified) on

To those who post this crap about Bahais being agents.

How stupid can you be? Why would the British create a religion so they can recruit agents who would be persecuted, killed, discriminated against, etc etc

Wouldn't it be easier to use Muslims as spies?
They would surely have more access to all people, government agencies etc.

Use your pee size brain before you make accusations like this.

At least Bahais don't think Islam is a false made up religion. But close to 2 billion Christian do and most of them call morons like you a terrorist.

Mona 19

Open Minded Readers and those who....

by Mona 19 on

...I grew up in a very religious Muslem Household but I never ONCE saw my parents say or do sth against any MINORITIES... They always taught me to Embrace all people and Love and Serve them no matter who they are or what they believe or not believe... They taught me RESPECT, TOLERANCE,....towards all People. It was a blessing to be trained and educated in that Family...

To all Open Minded readers who is reading this: I Love and Respect you as an individual and Noble person, and for me You are all like diffrent flowers with different beauty and charm. A UNIQUE PERSON :))))

With Loving Greetings,Mona :)


This part is for those
who Kill, Persecute,Jail, Hang, Turture Innocent Souls in The Name ALLAH

Wherefore do ye wear the guise of shepherds, when inwardly ye have become wolves, intent upon My flock? Ye are even as the star, which riseth ere the dawn, and which, though it seem radiant and luminous, leadeth the wayfarers of My city astray into the paths of perdition.

Withdraw your hands from tyranny, for I have pledged Myself not to forgive any man's injustice. This is My covenant which I have irrevocably decreed in the preserved tablet and sealed with My seal.


Mona 19

Re: Immortal Guard & Bahais ( Not Verified)

by Mona 19 on

If you have any question(s), I will answer other open-mind readers in this site you can respectfully reject my belief which is PERFECTLY FINE WITH ME... But PLEASE STOP Personal attacks

Have a Good Day,Mona



Mona 19

Dear Mr. Nouraee...

by Mona 19 on

...Thank You so much for reading my recent blog.I do appreciete it , and many thanks..

Have a "wonderful" Day,Mona


to bahais (not verified)

by IRANdokht on

you said: "You can't just make up your own religion and then claim to have rights. Thats silly."

as opposed to what? God sent religions? and those would be...??


if I claim to be the last legitimate member of this blog, would everyone who signs up after I do become just "silly" and illegit?

I am not a religious person at all: that's my choice. I have also learned to accept and respect others who follow a religion and have faith for their own reasons and not call anyone's faith "silly"

I wish people would open their mind and their hearts to other human beings, as if we're all equal! (imagine that!) 


Kaveh Nouraee

Very sad, and very anger provoking

by Kaveh Nouraee on

I agree with Ali P. that religion is a private matter. How someone prays or if they pray at all is no one else's damn business.

When I hear or read about matters such as these, it only serves to further my belief that people who feel the need to oppress others because of their religion do so because they are in fact, weak.

These pathetic losers target children because they are less likely to defend themselves. If these oppressors were truly challenged, they would soil themselves in no time.

They are no different than these rednecks who stand on the street and yell at people that they're going to hell if they don't listen to them preach and accept Jesus. They all need to be put in their place once and for all.

To Bahais!: What in the hell do you mean that Bahai is not a normal religion? Who made you an authority on what is normal or abnormal? Why don't you enlighten the rest of us and tell us what is GOD's religion? Do YOU know?

Additionally, either come up with proof of your CIA assertions or just sit down and shut up. Before you even try and grow a brain and think about responding that I must be some Bahai on the CIA payroll, know that I'm not Bahai, and if I were on the CIA payroll, I would earn my money by weeding out mental midgets like you and having you and your mail forwarded to Cuba.


Here we go

by Mehran (not verified) on

I was wondering how long it took before Hezbollah start posting again. I really love their broken records too. They keep saying the same thing without ever proving anything. As always they say, it is so because I am telling so and I know the truth and the words are Israel, traitors, ... nothing ever changes with them. I really feel sorry for Iranian people who have to put up with these animals every day of their lives.


Allegiance to Iran!

by Immortal Guard (not verified) on

They should pledge true allegiance to Iran first. Iran should come before their Baha'ism and their mahfel.


Bahais should be suppressed since they are agents, not a religio

by Bahais! (not verified) on

Bahais are not a normal religion. Their HQ is based in Israel. They are a cult created by English. And their are many Bahai activists that I personally know were and are on CIA payroll.

This is thus a 5th columnist movement inside the country masquarading around as a religion and indulging itself in victimization. You can't just make up your own religion and then claim to have rights. Thats silly. But its not even about religion anymore, its about them being the political agents of the colonial west.

Mona 19

Dear Troneg...

by Mona 19 on

...Thank You for reading my recent blog...Many thanks to you.

Have a GREAT day,Mona :)

Mona 19

Dear Mr. Rashidian...

by Mona 19 on

...Thank you so much for reading this news. I do appreciate it.

I 'd like to say I truly enjoy reading your're a Wonderful writer who write with PASSION, so PLEASE WRITE MORE.

Respectfully,Moan :)

Mona 19

Dear Kamangir..

by Mona 19 on

...Thank You for reading my recent blog.I do appreciate it.I'm sorry about what happened to Mr.Farhangi...I didn't know him but I wish to offer my condolences to you and his family at this sad time.I read the links which some of the readers provided and he seemed to be a Great Gentleman, and I'm sure he will be missed by many.May he rest in PEACE.

Respectfully,Mona :)



by Troneg on

As an Iranian, I'm ashamed !

Having a Dictatorship government, doing war, forbiding people to speak is bad and are done by government we can change someday.

BUT Harrassing Children is horrible and people who are associate are CRIMINALS and will be considered as it in history.

I'm sad and don't want my country name be remembred as NAZI and Hitlerian periode and our 3000 year history keep a dirty point like that.


Jahanshah Rashidian


by Jahanshah Rashidian on

Let's us sympathise with all minorities, ethnic groups who traditionally belong to the black lists of IRI's atrocities. Baha'is are among others more repressed because of their belief that the Twelfth Imam has already reappeared and opened the path for a new religion--Baha'i faith.

This belief challenges all Shiite clergy, especially the Hojjatyhe sect to wich Ahmadinejad belongs, who fully capitalise on the Imam's reappearence. Their Constitution does not recognise Baha'i as a legal faith.

I aggree with Jamshid that IRI's version of Islam is the most antagonistic and militantist one which never tolerates other faith or even moderate Islamic- based ideas--See the polemics between "renegade" Soroush and the orthodox Ayatollahs ove rthe question of Coran's origin.

But I do not aggree with an implicit idea that all leftists are / were collaborators or pro Islamists. In reality, apart from the Tudeh Party and a part of Fedayeens, Majority, in the first years after the revolution and now the fake leftists of IRI's lobby NIAC and CASMII other "leftists" were and continue to remain both the adherent opponents and victims of the IRI.

Also, to add that "demonised" leftists are not all orthodox Stalinists, Maoists, or Marxist Leninists. All are not Tudeh Party, Majority, the internatioinal IRI's friends, fake leftists, western phobics, anti-imperialist fanatics,... whom we all fairly blame as the IRI'supporters.

There are much more moderate and realistic parliamentary domocratic parties which call themselves "left"--See all Socil Democrat, Socialist, ... parties....There are also humanitarian organisations close to the left which are widely established in the world. Many leftist intellectuals in European have moral weight in political and social life, they also defend human rights, religion freedom, gender equality... and mainly , in the case of Iran, humanitarian secularism all over the world. Many people are left because they find these ideals in secularism, democracy and social justice in socialism, to whom I personally belong.



Brutalizing Iranians!

by Kamangir on

Does this situation surprise anyone? Is this new to anyone?  Iran is in the hands of the most backward, illiterate and brainwashed subjects, that have nothing common with the rest of the Iranian society.  There's a systematic brainwashing process taking place in Iran and it starts in the first years of the elementary school.

It's clear that fear has spread among the IRI factions, all of whom are really seeing their end very close, hence the increase of their savagery.  30 years have gonne by and we're all fed up with these thugs who are a disgrace to Iran and Iranians. They haven't hesitated a second in brutalizing all Iranians. 

It's not hard to realize who or which sector of the Iranian society will be discriminated against (by default and automatically) once the IRI is gonne.



Mona 19


by Mona 19 on

...Thank You for reading my recent blog.

Have a GREAT day, Mona :)



by jamshid on

I think I can agree with you regarding what would happen if all Iranians would be able to freely learn about Bahai religion (or Zoroastrism).

There is no doubt in my mind that human beings are in general sensible creatures with common sense. I think if IRI's version of Islam was to compete with Bahaism, Zoroastrism, Christianity and so on, in a free society, and solely based on argumentation and principles, and assuming that no violence would be permited, IRI's version of Islam would lose its ground in less than two or three generations.

This would not be the case before the revolution. Khomeini dealt such a severe blow to Islam, not only in Iran but also in the entire world, that I don't think Islam can recover from it. In Iran hordes of younger citizens are converting or at least getting attracted to christianity, Zoroastrism and even Budhism. I have no doubt that if Bahais were not prosecuted, they would get their share of converts too.

I am not a religious person. In fact I have had my arguments against religion with bahais, christians and moslems alike in this very site. So I have nothing to gain by saying these.

IRI's version of Islam is not "sexy" anymore. Nor is Dr. Shariati's (leftist) version. It has lost its appeal. I remember 30 years ago, everyone believed in "Islamic Science" (oloomeh eslaami) and other clever but empty jargons used by leftist Islamists. Islam was like a magnet. Khomeini and his followers so destroyed that image that not even Islam's worst enemies could have dreamed doing.




by Mehran (not verified) on

Mullah's don't let a day passes without them committing some atrocities. I have no clue as to what goes on in their twisted brain. This is an outrageous act by them but unfortunately I don't think it is the last.

Mona 19

Dear Setiz...

by Mona 19 on

I'd like to Thank you for reading the News about the Bahai children in Iran.


Faryarm answered your questions more eloquently than me :)

Here are my responds to you.

Please go and visit this site: //

if you click on MORE you will see the documents in English and in right side in Persian.

Q2. ... Truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues. (’Abdu’l-Bahá)



Mona 19

Dear Nadia,Thank You :)

by Mona 19 on

...Thank you for your good words...I always appreciate your kindness and sincerity.Thanks again.

best wishes to you, Mona :)

Mona 19

Dear IRANdokht...

by Mona 19 on

Many thanks...Beautiful song...She is not only beautiful but she also has angelic voice.Many thanks to her and volunteers in SCE for all their hard works.

IRANdokht Jan, I do apprecite it.

Regard,Mona :)

Mona 19

Dear Golden Rule...

by Mona 19 on

You're welcome ... to be frank with you I saw their pains and sufferings, I sympathized with them but I never felt it in my heart until I became a minority later in my life....May blessings of Blessed Beauty be with you and your loved ones wherever YOU are.

With Loving Greetings,Mona :)

O FRIEND! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold.


It is truly sad that.........

by Nadias on

children still in our times have to endure suffering at the hands of others because they don't so call "assimilate" to the dominant groups societal norms.

Religion should be a personal matter and not used to hurt others.

IRANdokht: Very well spoken and excellent link to Some day song.

Solh va Doosti (paz a vosotros)