Bahais Are Not Just Political….

… They Are Hypocritical As Well.

The Baha’i faith is one of the most political movements around. After all, principles such as the ending of absolute national sovereignty, world government, universal currency, universal language, world tribunal, anti-communism, retention of constitutional monarchism, the abolition of non-Baha’i religious legal systems the retention of a class system, the abolition of tariffs, international police force, and so on are among the hottest political agendas.

Baha’i Faith is now no more concerned about Writings of Baha’u’llah, the laws of Aqdas and so on. What it is now concerned about is issues like the Trademark Registration, the incorporation of so called ‘Spiritual Assemblies’, the formation of External Affairs Departments with the objectives of establishing cordial relationship with political leaders and media etc.

Having lost acceptability in the society the Baha’is have indulged themselves into cheap publicity for their so called Faith by writing open letters and having peace marches – read political marches – all over the world. These are indications of extreme depression and frustration enveloping in the Baha’i Administration.

Caring a damn for India, the Persian Baha’i representative in India, Mrs. Farida Vahedi betraying Indian hospitality, scolded and humiliated the Indians working at the Baha’i House at Delhi and went to the extent of saying “I care a damn for your country and its laws.” Well, Indians do care for their country and its laws.

Bahá’ís around the world are making attempts to use the media to proclaim the name of their Faith, to attract innocent non-Baha’is to their fold who are potential converts. And to make known the aims and existence of the Bahá’í community. A first step of propagation and conversion.

The imprisonment of their Leaders in Iran is not a cause of concern to them, but an opportunity to develop a good rapport with Media. Here is an extract :

“A few preliminary thoughts on how the development of relations with the media can support and reinforce the major areas of activity of the Bahá’í community. It seems important to acknowledge at the outset that many of the values which seem to underpin the work of the media today” an attachment to sensationalism, preoccupation with short-term concerns, and attraction to controversy, to name but a few – will likely present certain challenges in this regard. It is hoped that Bahá’ís making efforts in this field will be able to engage in learning about using the media to reinforce the efforts of the Bahá’í community in ways that are consistent with its beliefs and activities.

The question of “newsworthiness” – For a story to be considered newsworthy by journalists, it generally needs to be seen as unusual, interesting and current. Unfortunately, this often leads to a focus on controversy and contention. While the persecution of the believers in Iran, such as the imprisonment of the former members of the Yárán, can meet the accepted criteria for newsworthiness from time to time, the longer the detention continues the more difficult it becomes to maintain media interest. To try to tell the story of Bahá’ís endeavoring to make a contribution to the material and spiritual wellbeing of the neighborhoods and villages in which they reside might well provide an even greater”

Not only is it disgraceful, but it is extremely hypocritical for the Baha’is seeking its condemnation of Iran for persecution of Baha’is, when they are doing the same to other sects of their own Faith namely, Orthodox Baha’is, Baha’is Under the Provision of Covenant and Reform Baha’is.

The persecution of the Haifan Baha’is towards the other sects of Baha’is may be different in scale (but only because the Haifan Baha’is does not have the power to imprison or execute them), they are motivated by the same idea that they perceive these sects to be heretical and because they are opposed to their religious authority, the so called ‘Universal House of Justice’. Such is the intolerance that Baha’is expect the federal courts in the United States to enforce their version of the Baha’i Faith, and say they are the one true Faith and other sects cannot be Baha’is.

Thank God that they were humiliated and disgraced by the Federal Courts in United States not once, not twice but thrice. The Baha’is should organize a peace march against the court ruling of United States as well.

Their entire Baha’i organization is a house of cards ready to tumble down at any time.

It is hardly enough to say that Baha’is are ‘non-political’ – they are not just a political group but they are politics personified and
hypocritical as well.

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About imranshaykh
I am a student of comparative religion with a special interest in Islam and The Bahai Faith

3 Responses to Bahais Are Not Just Political….

  1. ayeshalivia says:

    Very interesting Article ! I remember when I was a baha’i we were not to talk openly about politics or our voting choices. The Baha’i faith is a “political movement” dressed in “faith” they have all their members down by a number, and even when you leave the movement they keep you listed by that number…it is never gone.. scary.

    • Tanya says:

      I was a Bahai, but I am very dissapointed in this ‘belief’. I didn’t knew it was political and that the goal is theocracy. Asking questions was akward. I always thought it was me, who was the problem. Bahais are mostly such loving and caring people. Unfortunately I think most of them don’t know and are deceived.

      • imranshaykh says:

        Dear Monica:

        Thank you for your comment. I think there are several things wrong with the Bahai Faith, starting from the belief itself to the way it is run. The Bahai Faith is more run like a club, rather than a Divinely inspired religion. To assume that a group of 9 “men” (note only men and not women) and those who are elected to the post are infallible is in itself a flawed system.

        I hope more Bahais like yourself are able to see the Truth behind the Bahai Faith. Please do keep on visiting my sites – http://www.bahaiawareness.com and http://www.thebahaiinsider.com

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