Iran’s Official Propaganda about the Baha’is

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Like all other embassies, the Iranian embassy in Greece also publishes information for the benefit of those wishing to visit Iran or learn about Iran.  This document is available at:  http://www.iranembassy.gr/eng/files/HumanRightsinIran.pdf.  A copy of this pdf file is attached for ease of reference.

Interestingly enough, on pages 38 and 39 there is a section on the Baha’i community.  Judge for yourself if anything written in this official document of the Iranian government is true about the Baha’is of that country:

Bahá’ís in Iran

Just like other countries, only a limited number of religions have been announced as official Religions in Iran. Although Bahaism is not considered an official religion, its followers enjoy social, civic and citizenship rights. Bahaism has not been identified by any Islamic country and the Organization of Islamic Countries. Some aspects relating to the citizenship rights of Bahais are as follows:

  • The followers of this cult have their own cemeteries throughout the country and their dead are buries according to their customs and traditions.
  • They can enroll in schools just like others. They can travel inside and outside Iran just like other citizens and their visa are issued freely.
  • Bahais teachings start at the age of four. For this purpose, an institute has been formed teaching all Bahá’ís of all ages.
  • Geriatric hospitals have been created for elderly Bahá’ís.
  • Economically speaking, they can get work and profession permits and there are no poor Bahá’ís in Iran. They may travel abroad to do business and they are provided with equal banking and commerce facilities.
  • They may very well go to universities to continue their education. Contrary to what the fans of this cult claim overseas, every year tens of Bahá’ís graduate from universities.

Download: Official Document

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7 Responses

  1. Barmak Kusha

    June 2, 2009 4:56 pm

    Of course, the lies have to be bold and shameless to be believed by themselves, and by the 15-20% of the population (maximum) who support the death-worshiping ideology of the mafia theocracy in Iran.

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  2. m

    June 2, 2009 9:46 pm

    Is there anything that these people do not lie about?

    Do they think that the wole world is ignorant and can’t see or hear all sorts of official documents, pictures, inflamatory remarks on government TV, Radios, newspapers and all tons of anti-Baha’i publications?

    I wonder how much more they would lie about if we were not living in the 21st century and did not have access to e-mails,…?

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  3. Ali

    June 2, 2009 11:55 pm

    Let’s hope this communicates the future direction of IRI towards the Baha’is. For that reason, I’d like to congratulate Iran’s Ambassdor and his staff for at the very least acknowledging that Iranian Baha’is should have these basic rights at the very least. This is an important step in the right direction.

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  4. AR

    June 3, 2009 4:36 am

    Obviously, lying and being a lier is very much encourage by the Iranian government. I wounder what is the punishment or perhaps reward in Islam for those who lie and misguid people?

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  5. sb

    June 3, 2009 11:18 am

    Excuse me if I am underwhelmed by the statement . . . “every year TENS of Bahá’ís graduate from universities. . .” Would that even this miniscule number of Bahá’ís graduates actually existed. If ONE Baha’i graduated from an Iranian university this year, there would be worldwide celebration across the Baha’i community and the government of Iran would be praised for its liberalism. It takes SO LITTLE to effect change and thus influence world opinion. Perhaps the IRI ambassador to Greece believed what he wrote and thought that TENS of Bahá’ís graduating was a truly impressive statistic. We know better.

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  6. ADV

    June 3, 2009 1:42 pm

    Thanks a lot for this post! I am still amazed at that list specially where it says that “tens of Baha’is graduate from university each year”!!! Tens!! haha

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