What Crime Did These Trees Commit?


During the early hours of Saturday, 27 September 2008, the custodians and grounds-keepers of the Baha’i cemetery in Isfahan visited the cemetery (on the road leading to Nain in province of Yazd) and found all the trees cut to pieces.

It appears that in Iran, even for trees that are close to Baha’is – even deceased Baha’is – is a crime punishable by death.  While we know that the current regime believes the Baha’i community has no right to live or even exist or even to die and be buried in this land, why should trees be deprived of the right to live and flourish?  What crime, other than being close to Baha’is, did these trees commit?


2 Responses

  1. jdesson

    October 7, 2008 4:35 pm

    I am just one person in this wide wide world, but as I reflected on each and every one of these photos of this sacred land and the destruction of its trees, seen around the world; I realized that, while this land and it’s trees are, on the surface, just dirt and trees, there exists on this sacred soil a reflection of the spiritual energy of the Prophet Mohammed as the Return of Christ, a spiritual force that is greater that existence itself and certainly infinitely greater than the perpetrators of this futile and sacrilegious act. How very strange, how very sad, that those, who claim to be followers of the Prophet Muhammad, should violate the remains of the followers of Muhammad’s spiritual return? The will of God will always prevail!


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