Babis, Baha’is and the British Deep State

In the early 19th century, the strategic location of the Middle East, sitting directly between the British Empire and her colony India, made the deep state of the British Empire focus their attention on the Middle East. Securing and obtaining the control of the routes to her colony with the hopes of establishing new colonial areas in the process, became a veritable obsession for it.

However, it wasn’t only Ottoman Empire that became a target in the process due to her key territories like Egypt, Suez, Palestine, Iraq and Basra. Iran also had a very highly strategic position in the region.

As a part of its plan to secure the control of the region, British government at the time put into action what the historians now call the ‘the Great Game’ between 1830-1895 against the Russian Empire, which it considered as one of its biggest rivals to her colonial order in India.

The game was based on the idea of turning the Ottoman Empire, Iran and the Emirate of Bukhara into buffer states to stop the southward advance of Russia. This way, it had hoped, it could stop Russia from having land access to India and preventing it from gaining ports in the Persian Gulf or Indian Ocean, which could pose a treat to the sea trade routes of the British.

During the process of great game, the British deep state surrounded Iran from the south and made it a half-colony, all the while robbing its natural resources and securing concessions in all industries.

In the meantime, in a bid to weaken the country, it used twisted movements like Babism, and Bahaism, which were created by the British deep state in the first place, to fuel sectarian clashes, for assassinations, riots, terror and unrest. The most prominent spies of the British deep state would be chosen amongst these perverted sects. Maneckji Limji Hataria, the emissary of the British India administration in Iran, led the mentioned project of creating unrest. [i]

The famine resulted in the death of some three million people between 1870-1871, wiping off almost one third of the country’s entire population. Ibrahim Kızılbas Zencani maintains that the England of the time deliberately caused the famine by gathering the food on the market and transferring it to India:

“Forget about donkeys and horses; people begun to eat dogs and cats in the cities. In some places, people would start eating human flesh… There were countless bodies strewn on the streets eaten by dogs. On the roads between villages, bodies of women, children, elderly and young people that had starved to death, were lined up…’

The discovery of oil in Iran in 1908 became the key factor in the 20th century Iran policy of the British deep state, which was marked by military campaigns, social-economic projects, political interventions and political coups.

In 1913, the British government secured a contract that practically made the entirety of Iranian oil British property. Only six years later, it imposed an agreement, which gave it control of the Iranian army and treasury.

Although Iran had declared its neutrality during WWI, the British invaded southern Iran. Capturing the region up to Kazvin, and gaining control of areas under the rule of the Qajar Dynasty, they became the sole power in the country and once again employed the method of causing famine to weaken it, all the while blocking the aid efforts of countries like the Ottoman Empire and the USA.

After two years of famine, the Iranian population, which was 20 million in 1917, dropped to 11 million in 1920. British journalist Donohoe wrote about the painful scenes during those years in his book “With the Persian Expedition”:

“There are countless humans that fell on the ground on the side of the street… they are dead… they are rotten… between their dried fingers, pieces of grass stick out… they tried to beat their starvation with grass… their eyes have sunken back, they are only skin and bones… they don’t really look like humans…They crawl on all fours on the side of the street…’

As the disaster was unfolding, the Bahai’s, which the British deep state was using as killing machine, unleashed a fresh wave of terror in 1916.

Although Iran declared its neutrality once again during WWII, the troops of Great Britain didn’t refrain from invading a large part of Iran and left in its wake a country struggling with poverty and starvation.

Even though the country was in the grips of famine and poverty, it was actually home to one of the world’s largest oil reserves. The reason behind this surprising dilemma was the British Anglo-Persian Oil Company (AIOC), as it had been controlling the country’s oil since the beginning of the century. Known as BP today, AIOC managed to increase its annual profit in 1950 to 200 million pounds, while Iran was making only 16 million pounds in profits.

Since 1908, Britain had been considering Iranian oil its own property and was fiercely protective of it. It had been using the country’s oil to meet its energy needs for over half a century, while the Iranian people were struggling with hunger and death.

Mohammad Mosaddegh, who was elected as Prime Minister with massive popular support in May 1951, started the National Iranian Oil Company and transferred the entire oil industry, which was under British control, to its Iranian counterpart. The British immediately responded with a series of economic and political sanctions against Mosaddegh for landing a massive blow to their biggest source of income. Mohammad Reza Shah also began to pressure the Mosaddegh government. However, when these efforts failed, a military coup was planned to overthrow Mosaddegh.

Upon the request of the British, US President Eisenhower instructed the CIA to organize a coup. After having organized many anti-government rallies throughout the summer of 1953 by means of the month-long ‘Operation Ajax’, the CIA carried out the coup with General Fazlollah Zahedi as the coup’s leader.

The great game that the British deep state started in early 1800 continues even today for Iran, Turkey, the Middle East not to mention the Islamic geography in general. The method is invariably the same: Inciting conflicts by means of sectarian, ethnical, racial differences so that in the end Muslims begin fighting each other. The only thing that changes are the names and faces; in the past, the Bahais were used. Today, it is MI6 Shias, MI6 Sunnis and Salafists.

However, today the British deep state is completely exposed. Soon, Muslims will put and end to their separation and disagreements and join their forces around the unifying spirit of the Qur’an. When this happens, the great game of the British deep state will come to a definitive end and not only the Middle East but the entire world – including the British people – will then find peace and security.

[i] Şahbazi. Abdullah, ‘Manekci Hateria and Bahayigeri-e Avvaliye’, 29 Bahman 1388/18 February 2010 , ‘Bahayism’ p.22.

Source : http://www.harunyahya.com/en/Articles/246896/The-end-of-The-Great-Game

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How do you say that Baha’ism was a plot of the Britain?

Two British rite Masons are behind the Masonic support for the creation of Bahaism from the mid Baghdad period: Manekji Limji Hataria and Mirza Malkom Khan.

 They made contact with Baha’u’llah in Baghdad during the mid-1850s and met with him personally. Only a few short years afterwards Baha’u’llah openly made his claim and relegated Subh-i-Azal to the margins and had all the prominent dissenters murdered. Subh-i-Azal was not willing to play any games with Masons and British agents such as Manekji and Malkom Khan, so the British rite Masons split up Babism and supported Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri Baha’u’llah to make up his own religion which they have supported ever since. The association of Manekji and Malkom Khan with Baha’u’llah is openly admitted by Baha’i sources.

See : The Tabernacle of Unity

And check : Babis, Baha’is and the British Deep State

Source : https://www.quora.com/profile/Prithvi-Singh-125/answers/Bah%C3%A1%C3%AD-Faith

The Covenant of the Baha’i Faith is dead, may it be buried forever!

Shoghi Effendi is known to Baha’is around the world as the Guardian of their Faith. But with a Guardian like him, the Baha’i Faith never needed enemies to destroy it!

Consider that in 1957, he:

•  Died at age 60,
•  Died suddenly of Asiatic Flu,
•  Died in London, not the Baha’i World Center,
•  Died in the middle of the Ten Year World Crusade (1953-1963),
•  Left no will and testament,
•  Had appointed no successor, and
•  Had expelled from the Baha’i Community, often for trivial reasons, EVERY ONE OF HIS BROTHERS, SISTERS, AND MALE AND FEMALE COUSINS! None of them were spared his holy wrath.

And every single issue cited above was either a discrediting or disobedience of some Baha’i scripture or is something that was totally unnecessary and made the obedience to Baha’i scripture impossible.

Also, if Abdu’l-Baha really believed in the equality of men and women, he would not have appointed his 21 year old grandSON his immediate successor, but would have instead appointed his eldest DAUGHTER. But she, even as the mother of Shoghi Effendi, is merely a footnote in Baha’i history. So Abdu’l-Baha was himself a hypocrite! Did you know that in the early years of his Guardianship, Shoghi Effendi tended to take long vacations in the Swiss Alps to get away from his duties and his relatives had to beg him to return? As long as the Greatest Holy Leaf, Abdu’l-Baha’s sister, was still alive, she could keep him in check, but after she died, he became a tyrant to his relatives, treating them like mere servants and punishing them whenever they dared to question his orders and demands. This is what happens when you give a man so much power that he thinks he is like God! Shoghi Effendi was a megalomanic that official Baha’i propaganda has tried to whitewash with false narratives decades after the fact, but the truth speaks for itself and cannot be excused.

This is a direct quote from the Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha:

The sacred and youthful branch, the Guardian of the Cause of God, as well as the Universal House of Justice, to be universally elected and established, are both under the care and protection of the Abhá Beauty, under the shelter and unerring guidance of the Exalted One (may my life be offered up for them both).

Read again the above the circumstances of the Guardian’s death. I guess the issue of “care and protection” for him was indeed a lie!

The Covenant of the Baha’i Faith is dead, may it be buried forever!

Source : https://dalehusband.com/2017/06/28/facts-worth-repeating-about-shoghi-effendi/

Bahaullah’s ‘divine revelation’ exposed!

by Qurrat361

It’s amazing how Baha’u’llah manages to say so little in so many words. It reminds me of L. Ron Hubbard. People who proclaim themselves “prophets” generally love to hear themselves talk, and so they do it endlessly and get very good at it.

What these people often present in their religions are very common sense ideas, which can be found outside of their religion. They draw people in by surrounding these ideas in walls of mystical language and making them much more complicated than they already are.

L. Ron Hubbard was infamous for doing this, as any ex-Scientologist would tell you. At its core, Scientology is a lot of common sense ideas—that talking to another person about your problems can help you solve them and stuff like that—but of course Hubbard had to make things weird like religious leaders love to do, and so he somehow connected this all to ancient aliens who are the source of all of your problems.

In the same way, Baha’u’llah and the rest of the Baha’i Central Figures liked to pretend that their theological ideas and especially their social ideas were anything unique to them, and so they wrote pages upon pages explaining these very simple ideas.

World peace isn’t something new or unique to the Baha’i Faith, neither is gender equality, etc. The Unity of God certainly isn’t a new idea, neither is the concept of theophany, which had been conceived of in polytheistic religion long before the Bab or Baha’u’llah, and in an Islamic context they were spoken of by Ibn Arabi and Shaykh Ahmad, who the Bab and Baha’u’llah were no doubt familiar with.

The Bab had a deep interest in Shaykh Ahmad and his successor Sayyid Kazim and their ideas, and he attended Sayyid Kazim’s lectures. Baha’u’llah is known to have associated with Sufi mystics when he was in Kurdistan, so it’s easy to see where the two got a lot of their ideas from. For example, the metaphor of wine in the Aqdas and other Baha’i writings is taken straight from Sufi poetry.

The Bab draws from a wide variety of neo-Platonic, Gnostic, and Sufi sources which I can’t even begin to list. Baha’u’llah’s works, specifically his Seven Valleys and Four Valleys; Hidden Words; and Ode to the Dove are quite clearly inspired by and more or less summaries of ‘Attar’s Conference of the Bird’s; Mulla Sadra’s Four Journeys; Umar Ibn al-Farid’s Ode of the Way; as well as the hadith and Qur’an of course, and they are all very poor imitations at that. The Iqan, for instance, tries very hard to be Ibn Arabi’s Bezels of Wisdom, but it very much misses the mark.

In some places in the Bab’s and Baha’u’llah’s writing, it can be very obvious which verses of the Qur’an they are trying to imitate. Arabic speakers have attested to this and to very the awkward phrasing of the Aqdas.

Baha’u’llah jumps so quickly between so many different topics without even attempting to smoothly transition between them, introducing a subject at one point and then not elaborating on it until way later in the text, and he repeats himself so many times that the book reads like it’s written by some high school student desperately trying to reach a minimum word count.

But of course, when first read, and especially if the person reading it is from the West and/or isn’t familiar with the literature the Aqdas is trying to imitate, it seems like such a unique and wonderful book; however, when critically analyzed, the book loses its mystical air.

How “cultish” is the Bahai Faith?

This picture of Ruhiyyih Khanum is worth a 1000 words

For High Control Groups, I’ll just go down this checklist found here. To be fair, in my opinion, most of these items would to one degree or another be applicable to any major Christian denomination.

The group is focused on a living leader to whom members seem to display excessively zealous, unquestioning commitment.

The Universal House of Justice is collectively infallible in religious matters.

The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.

Yes, I would say this is the raison d’être of the Bahá’í Faith, to bring in new members in order to establish the World Order.

The group is preoccupied with making money.

No, I would not say there is a preoccupation with a profit motive.

Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.

Yes, many prominent Bahá’ís have resigned or been declated Covenant-breakers for no other reason than expressing opinions in variance to the Administrative Order. They include Juan Cole, Ehsan Yarshater, Denis MacEoin, Abbas Amanat, Allison Marshall and numerous others. The members of the Administrative Order actively monitored internet forums for dissent.

Mind-numbing techniques (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, debilitating work routines) are used to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).

I would say no.

The leadership dictates sometimes in great detail how members should think, act, and feel (for example: members must get permission from leaders to date, change jobs, get married; leaders may prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, how to discipline children, and so forth).

Yes

The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s), and members (for example: the leader is considered the Messiah or an avatar; the group and/or the leader has a special mission to save humanity).

Yes

The group has a polarized us- versus-them mentality, which causes conflict with the wider society.

There is a high degree of polarization with Bahá’ís seeing themselves as the saviors of humanity, but I would not say this causes conflict with the wider society.

The group’s leader is not accountable to any authorities (as are, for example, military commanders and ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream denominations).

Yes. The Administrative Order is very opaque. For example, there is no independent accounting of finances, so a financial scandal in Italy was only uncovered by that country’s national tax authority.

The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify means that members would have considered unethical before joining the group (for example: collecting money for bogus charities).

There are certainly some deceptive practices, for example posing as teachers in country’s where overt missionary is illegal or presenting religious lessons to children as moral education.

The leadership induces guilt feelings in members in order to control them.

Yes

Members’ subservience to the group causes them to cut ties with family and friends, and to give up personal goals and activities that were of interest before joining the group.

No, I have not witnessed this.

Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group.

No

Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.

No

Was the land for the first Baha’i Temple purchased with Opium money?

Yes, the land was purchased with the money of Opium. Not only Haji Mirza Muhammad-ʿAli but even Mirza Aqa Taryaki and Mirza Ali Taryaki were Baha’i Opium Traders. Here are some details regarding the Opium money which was used in the Baha’i Temple.

Haji Mirza Muhammad-ʿAli

Born in 1824, he was the oldest son of the Khal Akbar. He was a successful, wealthy merchant who extended the family’s trading links to China. He lived there for some time, having his home and office in Hong Kong and a warehouse in Shanghai. Due to economic depression in Fars and family bankruptcy, Haji Mirza Muhammad-ʿAli went to China for 10 years. There, he became the main contact for the opium trade of the merchants of Isfahan, Yazd, and Fars. He has also visited India often.

While on pilgrimage to Mecca in 1859, Haji Mirza Muhammad-ʿAli, his brother Haji Mirza Muhammad-Taqi, and his cousin Haji Siyyid Mihdi visited Bahaʾu’llah in Baghdad, the first of the Afnans to do so. It appears that they became believers at this time. In 1887, Haji Mirza Muhammad-ʿAli returned from seven years in Hong Kong and visited Bahaʾuʾllah in ʿAkka. At Bahaʾuʾllah’s request, he went to Russia, where he bought several parcels of land in ʿIshqabad and the nearby town of Firuzih. One parcel, named Aʿzam, was to serve as the site for the Mashriquʾl-Adhkar of the new Bahaʾi community in ʿIshqabad. The others were to be endowments providing income to support it.

When Haji Mirza Muhammad-ʿAli died in Bombay in 1896, the Muslims refused to allow his body to be buried there, threatening to burn it. His body was brought to Karachi and then to Bushihr, where the Iranians would not let it land. Eventually, and after an enormous ordeal, it was buried at Ctesiphon, near Baghdad. In May 1959, as one of the objectives of the Ten Year Crusade, it was re-interred in the Bahaʾi cemetery in Baghdad. On Haji Mirza Muhammad-ʿAli’s passing, ʿAbduʾl-Baha revealed several Tablets extolling his virtues and composed two Tablets of Visitation.

Haji Mirza Muhammad-ʿAli was married to a maternal cousin, who was a daughter of Haji ʿAbduʾl-Husayn, a renowned Shirazi merchant and a brother of Haji Muhammad Khalili. The two brothers were not believers.

Source: https://bahai-library.com/pdf/a/afnan_rabbani_genesis_faiths.pdf

Mirza Yahya Subhe Azal: Was He God or Satan?!

Mirza Yahya Subhe Azal was Bahaullah’s half-brother and the executor of the Bab’s will. He was regarded as the successor to the Bab until Bahaullah succeeded in sending him to the sidelines and taking over the affairs of many of the followers of the Bab. He is greatly hated by Baha’is and regarded as one their greatest enemies. According to the famous Baha’i scholar Fazil Mazandarani in his book Asrar al-Athar (click to download, it is also written as Asraru’l-Athar) this is how Bahaullah referred to his brother Subhe Azal:

Bahaullah
“When Mirza Yahya Azal started opposing the works, deeds, and words of his esteemed brother (Bahaullah) in Edirne . . . he dropped down from his [high] stature and the rank of union and agreement [that he had with Bahaullah] and was gradually – in the tablets, works, and revelations [from Bahaullah] – referred to with codes, references, and names such as the polytheist, the calf, the scarab (dung beetle), the tyrant, the Satan, the devil, the foul swamp, the buzzing of a fly, and similar names.” (Fazil Mazandarani, Asrar al-Athar, vol. 5, pp. 345-346.)

Bahaullah’s followers also used these titles to refer to Mirza Yahya Subhe Azal, for instance Professor Edward Browne cites a letter sent to him by a woman who was proselytized in America by Dr. Ibrahim Kheiralla where she states:

“Mirza Yahya is scarcely spoken of, but when he is mentioned he is called Satan.” (E.G. Browne, Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion, p. 117)

Mirza Yahya Subhe Azal

What most Baha’is don’t know or will not tell you is that according to the Bab, Mirza Yahya Subhe Azal, was God. This is how the Bab’s will to Subhe Azal starts:

“Name of Azal, testify that there is no God but I, the dearest beloved. Then testify that there is no God but you, the victorious and permanent.” (Source: Will of The Bab)

First the Bab states very explicitly that he is God (not a messenger from God or a manifestation of God, but God himself), then he tells Subhe Azal that he too is God and should testify to this. These statements being illogical and meaningless aside, according to the Bab Mirza Yahya Subhe Azal is God and according to Baha’ullah he is the Satan and devil! Bahaullah also claims he is the one that the Bab had prophesized about. Go figure…

Babis, Baha’is and the British Deep State

In the early 19th century, the strategic location of the Middle East, sitting directly between the British Empire and her colony India, made the deep state of the British Empire focus their attention on the Middle East. Securing and obtaining the control of the routes to her colony with the hopes of establishing new colonial areas in the process, became a veritable obsession for it.

However, it wasn’t only Ottoman Empire that became a target in the process due to her key territories like Egypt, Suez, Palestine, Iraq and Basra. Iran also had a very highly strategic position in the region.

As a part of its plan to secure the control of the region, British government at the time put into action what the historians now call the ‘the Great Game’ between 1830-1895 against the Russian Empire, which it considered as one of its biggest rivals to her colonial order in India.

The game was based on the idea of turning the Ottoman Empire, Iran and the Emirate of Bukhara into buffer states to stop the southward advance of Russia. This way, it had hoped, it could stop Russia from having land access to India and preventing it from gaining ports in the Persian Gulf or Indian Ocean, which could pose a treat to the sea trade routes of the British.
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What is the aim of all Bahai activities?

The achievement of this unity is Bahá’u’lláh’s declared mission and the aim of all Bahá’í activity. Its outline and structure are indicated in the following passage from the writings of Shoghi Effendi, great-grandson of Bahá’u’lláh and Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith:

The unity of the human race (converting everyone to Baha’ism), as envisaged by Bahá’u’lláh, implies the establishment of a world commonwealth (Baha’i Superstate) in which all nations, races, creeds and classes are closely and permanently united, and in which the autonomy of its state members and personal freedom and initiative of the individuals that compose them are definitely and completely safeguarded. This commonwealth must, as far as we can visualize it, consist of a world legislature, whose members will, as the trustees of the whole of mankind, ultimately control the entire resources of all the component nations, and will enact such laws as shall be required to regulate the life, satisfy the needs and adjust the relationships of all races and peoples. A world (Baha’i) executive, backed by an international (Baha’i) Force, will carry out the decisions arrived at, and apply the laws enacted by, this world legislature, and will safeguard the organic unity of the whole (Baha’i) commonwealth. A world (Baha’i) tribunal will adjudicate and deliver its compulsory and final verdict in all and any disputes that may arise between the various elements constituting this universal system. A mechanism of world inter-communication will be devised, embracing the whole planet, freed from national hinderances and restrictions, and functioning with marvellous swiftness and perfect regularity. A world metropolis will act as the nerve centre of a world civilization, the focus towards which the unifying forces of life will converge and from which its energizing influences will radiate. A world language (Esperanto!!!) will either be invented or chosen from among the existing languages and will be taught in the schools of all the federated nations as an auxiliary to their mother tongue. A world script, a world literature, a uniform and universal system of currency, of weights and measures, will simplify and facilitate intercourse and understanding among the nations and races of mankind. In such a world society, science and religion, the two most potent forces in human life, will be reconciled, will co-operate, and will harmoniously develop. The press will, under such a system, while giving full scope to the expression of the diversified views and convictions of mankind, cease to be mischievously manipulated by vested interests, whether private or public, and will be liberated from the influence of contending governments and peoples (Baha’i Censorship is already an open secret!). The economic resources of the world will be organized, its sources of raw materials will be tapped and fully utilized, its markets will be co-ordinated and developed, and the distribution of its products will be equitably regulated.

A world federal system (i.e. Baha’i Superstate), ruling the whole earth and exercising unchallengeable authority (of UHJ) over its unimaginably vast resources, blending and embodying the ideals of both the East and the West, liberated from the curse of war and its miseries, and bent on the exploitation of all the available sources of energy on the surface of the planet, a system in which Force is made the servant of Justice, whose life is sustained by its universal recognition of one God (Baha’u’llah!?) and by its allegiance to one common Revelation (Baha’i) — such is the goal towards which humanity, impelled by the unifying forces of life, is moving.

http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/PB/pb-1.html

How ‘Baha’i Diplomacy’ and ‘Baha’i Wisdom’ works ?

Here is information from the manual on public affairs published by the NSA of the US. I have highlighted areas that might help you with your concerns:

CONTACT WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND OFFICIALS


Regarding Bahá’í Matters

The relationships between the Bahá’í community and the government are the responsibility of the elected institutions of the Faith. Local Spiritual Assemblies are responsible for Bahá’í contact with local government agencies and officials (city councils, mayors, etc.) and, where appropriate, with local representatives to the state legislature. The National Spiritual Assembly, through its Washington, D.C., Office of Public Affairs, is responsible for all Bahá’í contact with federal or state government agencies and officials (the president, the State Department, senators, congressional representatives, governors, state government agencies, etc.). Bahá’ís who wish to contact government agencies or officials on Bahá’í matters or to mention or discuss the Bahá’í Faith must first ask the appropriate Bahá’í institution for permission.

The National Spiritual Assembly occasionally requests that Local Spiritual Assemblies or individual Bahá’ís contact federal or state government officials to ask their assistance on a particular issue that the Bahá’ís have chosen to promote. In these instances, Bahá’ís should call or write their legislators on behalf of the Bahá’í Faith, being mindful to refrain from quoting the Bahá’í writings or using the opportunity to teach the Faith. Meeting with Government Officials Regarding Bahá’í Matters here may be times in meetings when local Bahá’ís will discuss the Faith in response to questions from a government official, but it is important to exercise caution to ensure that the official does not develop the impression that the Bahá’ís’ visit and proposals are only a means of teaching the Faith. Local Bahá’ís engaged in public affairs work will have to gauge each situation on its merits, determining what and how much information on the Faith to share in a given meeting. They will make these determinations with increasing ease as their experience grows.

REFERENCE: Bahá’í International Community, External Affairs Manual – Bahá’í Diplomacy, p. 32.


Regarding Non-Bahá’í Matters

Of course, Bahá’ís can contact government representatives and express their views on non-Bahá’í matters as their consciences dictate, provided they do so as an individual and do not identify themselves as Bahá’ís.

Participation in Petitions and Letter Writing Campaigns

The believers are free as citizens to sign petitions or write letters to bring certain matters to the attention of the public and public officials. However, they should not identify themselves as Bahá’ís, unless encouraged to do so by a Bahá’í institution. The decision to participate in the myriad petitions and letter-writing campaigns in progress at any given time is largely left to the individual, to be made in accordance with his or her understanding of the teachings and the dictates of his or her conscience. However, if the friends have questions about particular issues or initiatives, they are encouraged to contact the appropriate institution for guidance — the Local Spiritual Assembly for local petitions and campaigns, and the National Spiritual Assembly’s Office of Public Affairs for national or international petitions and campaigns.
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