Chants of "Baha'is, We will Support You" in Tehran's Streets


An election procession in support of several Iranian presidential candidates chanted in support of various religious minorities, including the Baha’is.  At this time of intensifying persecution of the Baha’i community throughout Iran, such public expressions indicates strong desire for restoration of human and civil rights for all Iranians.



14 Responses

  1. Ali

    June 13, 2009 1:33 am

    I’m amazed to see Baha’is every where were aloof to the politics in Iran. Ayas wanted to get you involved in their political squables to say you are political but they failed in their plans as always. I must say that the Baha’is in Iran are truly Baha’i in every aspect of their lives and follow in your prophet Baha’u’llah’s foot steps all the way even in the jails across Iran. Very impressive.

  2. Ramin

    June 13, 2009 2:00 am

    I agree with you Ali Khan.

    The persian Baha’is, have always been the ones to pay the highest price for their beliefs. If you look at what they believe however, you are left scratching your head as to what is the reason for such opposition?

    What is it about them that creates such violent reaction in the clergy?

  3. Owen

    June 13, 2009 8:09 am

    When the fanatics have kidnapped or attacked Baha’is there is often an enquiry about where the Baha’is are hiding their gold. What they have failed to understand is that the Baha’is themselves, through following Baha’u’llah’s teachings are the “gold”. Iran’s treatment of the Baha’is is the epitome of “killing the goose that lays the golden egg.” Baha’is are not perfect but through the effort to confirm to Baha’u’llah’s teachings, they contribute better than the average to the well-being of every nation they reside.

  4. Rene (Mauxito) Lemus

    June 14, 2009 5:48 am

    This is amazing. I’m Crying…
    this is the chants that Bahá’u’lláh wants to hear from all around the world!
    God Bless Iran.
    God’s Plan is working. still working.
    Love and support to all my baha’i brothers and sisters in Iran.

  5. Puzzled

    June 14, 2009 10:17 am

    God bless Iran! But sadly more of these people (mainly youth) who were hoping for a change in Iran (improving human rights) may be experiencing Evin prison. Inshallah, I hope this is not the case.

  6. vegan swines . com

    June 14, 2009 10:27 am

    I am deeply touched. Hoping for change, this is all unbelievable what’s going on in every nation where its people are oppressed. Seeing this demonstration also makes me cry. I think of all the victims of the oppression in Iran.

  7. sb

    June 15, 2009 11:08 am

    To be a Baha’i is to believe in the ultimate unity of all people. This is what Baha ‘u’llah taught us to believe and prepared us to embrace around the world. Thank goodness for the people of Iran who show their true heart, despite years of misinformation and oppression.

  8. JFarreast

    June 15, 2009 2:32 pm

    “Let nothing grieve thee, O Land of Ta, for God hath chosen thee to be the source of the joy of all mankind. He shall, if it be His Will, bless thy throne with one who will rule with justice, who will gather together the flock of God which the wolves have scattered.” -Baha’u’llah the Kitab-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book of the Bahai Revelation

  9. Ensaf

    June 18, 2009 2:22 pm

    Allah’u’Abha, chers amis ! Cela peut paraître bête pou ceux qui ne sont pas baha’is, mais j’avoue être très émue par ces jeunes iraniens. Les baha’is du monde entier portent ce pays dans leurs cœurs, et voir comment les compatriotes de nos amis en Iran lèvent leur voix pour les soutenir, non seulement faire accroître en nous notre amour pour l’Iran mais attirent les bénédictions sur eux.

  10. Daniela

    June 20, 2009 4:35 pm

    Ramin asked what is it about Baha’is that provokes violent reactions from clergy. One reason that I can think of is that Baha’is do not believe that humanity needs clergy right now. At this stage of widespread literacy, people can study the teachings of their religion on their own, and are capable of understanding it. Of course this threatens the privileged position of clergy. I just posted on my reflection on this video:

  11. Lisa M.

    June 25, 2009 7:11 pm

    Meine Hochachtung all diesen Menschen die auf die Straße gehen und kämpfen.
    Durch sie gibt es Hoffnung..

    May god be with you.

    in stetigen gedanken an die demonstranten des Irans L.M.

  12. Rob

    June 27, 2009 9:49 am

    The issue of clergy aggression is so similar to the response of the Catholic church at the Reformation. It’s a threat to their power – earthly power!
    What might happen if all Iranians became Bahai – a massive revolution!

    God bless


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