Persecution Of Baha’is In Iran Intensifies

I have learned from my friend Barnabas Quotidianus that a petition has just been signed in Friday prayers in Tehran calling for the Bahá’í administration in Iran to be disbanded. Due to current restrictions the Bahá’í administration in Iran is of a purely ad hoc nature, dealing with community affairs; for example arranging devotional meetings, burial, marriage, children’s classes and so forth. In my view Friday’s petition can be seen as de facto demand for the destruction of Bahá’í community life in Iran, or at the very least a further severe restriction of any communal activity. This is part of an ongoing disinformation campaign to present the Bahá’í administration as a sinister spy network- which would be laughable if it wasn’t so dangerous.

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