Genocide possible in Iran

, , 16 Comments [, 15 March 2012] By Christopher Tuckwood, Ottawa Citizen March 15, 2012

Re: Attack on Iran could trigger bloodbath for Bahá’ís, March 12. I commend Senator Roméo Dallaire for his recent editorial.

His conclusion that a military strike against Iran by either the United States or Israel is likely to trigger increased persecution and possibly reprisal killings against Bahá’ís is highly credible and echoes the opinions of other experts.

My own organization, the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, has been monitoring the persecution of Iranian Bahá’ís for several years and published our first risk assessment on the issue in 2009. [for Feb 2012 report click here]

Since then, we have maintained that the two most likely triggers for large-scale killings of Bahá’ís by the Iranian government are foreign military strikes or serious internal challenges to the regime. Western governments may not be able to influence the latter case, but they can certainly control the former.

As Senator Dallaire points out, among the many other anti-Bahá’í abuses in Iran, they are particularly targeted for dehumanization and demonization in the media.

The constant stream of propaganda linking a targeted minority to the foreign “enemy du jour” (currently the U.S. and Israel but formerly Britain and Russia in past decades) is reminiscent of many historical cases of genocide. This will likely prompt a cornered regime to turn against its perceived internal enemies when it is unable to credibly retaliate against its actual external foes.

The fate of 300,000 Iranian members of a little-known religious community may not count for much in the calculus of governments pondering questions of nuclear containment and national security, but we must change that. Not only must we open our doors to Bahá’ís fleeing oppression, but we must constantly remind our leaders that the closer we get to war with Iran the closer we get to the world’s next genocide.

Christopher Tuckwood, Toronto Executive Director, The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention

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16 Responses

  1. Vafa-Canada

    April 3, 2012 5:49 pm

    Very interesting article. This scenario is very much possible.
    Thank you Christopher Tuckwood.

  2. Suzanne Boyle

    April 3, 2012 8:53 pm

    Get a life Vafa! (or see a psychologist. He/she might be able to help you)

  3. Vafa-Canada

    April 10, 2012 4:25 pm

    To: Suzane Boyl (if that is your real name).
    Please make comments on the Ottawa Citizen article above, and dont attack individuals who make educated remarks for the readers to think about. This site is not a place for attacking people. It is a site dedicated to Human Rights.

  4. To vafa

    April 10, 2012 10:36 pm

    “To: Suzane Boyl (if that is your real name).”

    Busted! No. I am ‘Kathy-Ontario’ with a different wig!

  5. Haji Baba (new immigrant to L.A from Iran)

    April 10, 2012 10:51 pm

    “Iran Press Watch: Documenting the Persecution of the Baha’i Community in Iran”

    QUESTION: I had a dog bit me while walking on the sidewalk on my wy home today. Does this count as a ‘documented persecution’ (Yes i am a Baha’i for all purposeful info.). Thank you.

  6. Vafa-Canada

    April 11, 2012 1:27 am

    This is not funny. I pray God to show you the path of Justice and Mercy as it is the only way to see truth with your own eyes. Thank you Shamim, may God bless those who seek justice and curse those who seek to divide people. This webiste is about truth and justice and the persecution of the inocent Baha’is in Iran.

  7. New Testament

    April 11, 2012 3:04 pm

    yeah, but it’s true. There are baha’is who are persecuted in the West (including in the USA) and nobody gives a rat’s ass about those cases. Moreover, it’s well documented and open source information. So it’s not just me saying that…

  8. Talmud reporting incident on stage

    April 11, 2012 3:29 pm

    New testament> The Universal House of Pancackes is very good at changing the ORDER of facts. Specially when it is over several years…

    For example if you put a lock on your door after three burglery, they say you are paranoid (ommitting intentionally that you have been burglerized three times before). It is jut’s an abstract example but you get the idea.

    Spielberg> ok we heard you, good bye!

    >New testament> I thing the whole thing is bogus, i mean the supposedly fre elections. The Isreal postal authority can very well intrecept MAILED votes and change the content and the members who get elected at will. Since the UHJ does not want to adress the issue it is suspect to start with. There is no campaining and i know some votes are carried by the people travelling to Haifa. Still according to the statistics i got, it is enough to change the course of election. Openeing and changing the content of letters is a EASY thing for ANY government, it takes less than 30 minutes.

  9. New Testament

    April 11, 2012 3:42 pm

    Basically i have to the conclusion (though not completely final) that the Baha’i faith like Christianity through the Vatican or other religion CAN be infiltrated and controlled to a large degree as the Protocols of Zion explains. I don’t thing a magic wand is protecting the Baha;is from that fact (though i belived there was a magic vand protecting the integrity of the Faith for 10 years before that myself). One more thing it is NOT that I had read the Protocols and then i became paranoid. No it is that I have experienced FACTS over FACTS over many years and then after may be 20 years I read this document by accident and I realised it must be true. MY facts are verifiable but i don’t want to share them here because it would expose my true identity. But the Universal House of “Justice” knows about it and has nothing to say about it , STRANGELY! I am sure they invent all sorts of LIES in my back though. CLEVER LIES.

  10. Steven Spielberg

    April 11, 2012 3:57 pm

    Ok what do you want? that we cry with you?

    AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! that’s a good one! LOL

  11. Vafa-Canada

    April 11, 2012 4:36 pm

    To: “New Testament”
    Your comments/lies do not make sense whatsoever. If you do not have an educated positive comment to make, then please dont make any at all. Your attacks and use of hateful language is a classic case of the Hezbollah / Khamenei Fan club that you are a member of.

    As AbdulBaha stated: “To be a Baha’i simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.”

    This is what the Baha’i Faith is all about, and what every Baha’i strives to achieve.
    Any lies, rumours, or propoganda material you try to attach to the Baha’is has never, and will never fly. There is 169 years of detailed documented history worldwide to prove it. You can research it on the internet, google “Baha’i Faith” or

    May God bless all those who strive for justice in this world.

  12. Vafa-Canada

    April 11, 2012 9:42 pm

    To: “new testament”
    I am sure that your Hezbollah/Khamenei friends, at the Islamic Republic of Iran government that funds your propoganda, will approve of your ignorant and silly statement above. sad!!

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