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I really did not want my name to be associated with this thread, but my resistance to temptation has limits. I’m thinking that the popularity among Baha’i’s of publicly denouncing the oppression of Baha’is in Iran, at the same time that they are using the “no politics” rule to be silent about oppression against other groups and categories of people, is enough for me to disprove the theory that if Baha’is came to power, they would never oppress anyone or discriminate against anyone.
That’s not counting all the ways that Baha’is are already oppressing each other and other people, and finding excuses for it in their writings.
This is from the Baha'i World News Site.
“We ask everyone to raise their voice and call for these dreadful acts of blatant persecution to be immediately stopped. Every day this week there has been fresh news of persecution of the Baha’is in Iran, demonstrating unmistakably that the Iranian authorities have a step-by-step plan that they are implementing, first blatant lies and hate speech, then raids and arrests, and today land grabs, occupation and the destruction of homes,” said Diane Ala’i, a Baha’i International Community Representative to the United Nations. “Recalling the Iranian government policy documents about persecuting Baha’is, I wonder, what will be next? The international community must act before it is too late.”
So I guess that is why you see many Baha'i sharing these stories.