Based on abundant statistics, many commentators have noted that voters in Baha’i elections tend to re-elect previously elected members of Baha’i administrative units at the local, national and international levels. The innocent persons elected are punished by a sort of bondage to the extent that they are constrained by the obligations of this circumstance. Instead of being rewarded for their good behaviors and character, the elected suffer a penalty which may result in a “life sentence” to do administrative work, which in almost all cases is not their first love, primary interest, career specialty or goal in their life work. The situation is so bad that the only escape for most victims of Baha’i voters is to insist on retirement due to old age or sickness, or just to drop dead after many decades, forcing voters to select another victim. This article explores some background and possible solutions for this injustice.
What is the Baha’i Administration?
Instead of local mayors (or war lords) and national presidents or prime ministers (or dictators) in secular government, the administration of the Baha’i world community consists of nine-member, elected Local Spiritual Assemblies (LSA) and National Spiritual Assemblies (NSA) respectively. Similarly, at the international level, the highest administrative unit is the Universal House of Justice (UHJ).
Unjust Bondage of the Elected
The Baha’i writings emphasize the merits of service to others, to society and to the Baha’i community, such as performing administrative duties as an elected LSA, NSA or UHJ member. In the community, election to these institutions is generally positively regarded as an honor, an opportunity for service, a religious duty and the like. This service usually entails significant sacrifice of personal time and resources of the elected member. Nonetheless, Baha’i voters tend to keep re-electing the same persons to serve, seemingly oblivious to the degree of sacrifice they impose on those whom they elect.
It appears that the British establishment and the Haifan Bahai establishment are no longer attempting to mask their long established ties to one another. Mr Barney Leith, a long-time serving member of the AO of the UK Bahai community, has recently been knighted for “serv[ices] to the Bahai Faith…”
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“The Honourable John Barnabas Leith, For serv the Baha’i Faith and to Inter-Faith Relations.”
It is fascinating to me that “…services to the Bahai faith…” constitutes grounds for granting a knighthood by the British Queen of the House of Windsor to someone. Does anyone have anymore doubts that Haifan Bahaism is the bastard child of the British Anglo-American establishment, puppetereed by the Corporation of London itself
1. (Top Secret) British Government Foreign Countries Report (no.56)
16th November 1921
2. APPRECIATION OF THE ATTACHED EASTERN REPORT NO. LXX (May 1918)
HOSTAGE TO KHOMEINI by Robert Dreyfuss (New Benjamin Franklin House:
New York, 1980) pp.117-118 (Pdf pages 73-74)
…Today the Bahai cult is hated in Iran, and is considered correctly to be an arm of the British Crown. During the destabilization of the Shah in 1978, it was widely reported that in several instances the Bahai cult secretly funded the Khomeini Shi’ite movement. In part, the money would have flowed through the cult’s links to the same international ‘human rights’ organizations, such as Amnesty International, that originally sponsored the anti-Shah movement in Iran. These movements also derive from the “one world” currents associated with the Bahais since the early 1900s. (If any Iranians have been misled on the question of the Bahais by the supposed antipathy of Khomeini’s clique to the Bahais, it should be noted that the Bahai cultists often deliberately encouraged anti-Bahai activities as camouflage)…
Also see pp. 115-116 (Pdf page 72)
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“…Sir ‘Abbas Effendi ‘Abdu’l Baha had travelled extensively in Europe and America to expound his doctrines, and on the 4th December, 1919, was created by King George V. a K.B.E. for valuable services rendered to the British Government in the early days of the Occupation…..”
See, Wellesley Tudor Pole
Carroll Quigley THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ESTABLISHMENT
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has arrested 30 people suspected of belonging to a U.S.-linked cyber network gathering information on Iranian nuclear scientists and sending people abroad for training, a news agency reported on Saturday.
It said the group sought to recruit people through the Internet for training in Iraq with the People’s Mujahideen Organisation, a leftist exile group which launched attacks on the Islamic Republic from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq
“Thirty people were arrested in connection with an organised American cyber war network via a series of complex security measures in the field of information technology and communications,” the Fars news agency said.
Tehran’s general and revolutionary court said one of the group was linked to an outlawed sect — a reference to the Baha’i religious minority, the agency said.
“Among the charges against this network are creating an intelligence gathering network, including identification of the country’s nuclear scientists and staging illegal demonstrations and encouraging the public to take part in them after the presidential elections,” it said.
Iran has seen its biggest domestic crisis since the 1979 revolution as supporters of candidates who lost to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last year took to the streets in protests, provoking a strong security clampdown.
Iran is locked in a dispute with Western countries who fear its nuclear energy programme is a front for developing nuclear weapons. Washington and its allies have condemned Iran for its treatment of the opposition movement. (Editing by Jon Hemming)
Written by a Iranian Muslim
Today Shirin Ebadi the Nobel Peace Prize winner who appears as a political puppet of western wills, declared اher full support for Baha’ism as a religion. The question here is Mrs. Ebadi who introduces herself a Muslim by her sharp hypocrisy, Why and by what logic overrides Quran verses and support Bahais overtly and introduces their leaders as Prophet? We should ask which Muslim thinker or which Muslim Ayatollah by the knowledge confirmed Bahaism as a religion? And why this political move happens from Shirin?
What this dirty ignorance means which ‘makes the ripped chicken in the pot, laughing’! (1)
Fariba tickles Sandra through the strategically-placed hole in her top.
2006 New Year’s party. A fun way to ring in the new year in a positive Baha’i atmosphere. All proceeds from this evening go towards the Scottsdale/Paradise valley Baha’i Center. Read the rest of this entry »
The Bahai Faith has introduced the idea of having an auxiliary language. This is an important Bahai principle which claims to be a step towards bringing world peace, as Abdul Baha has been quoted to have said: “One of the great steps towards universal peace would be the establishment of a universal language.”
(Paris Talks, The Eighth Principle)
Considering the fact that it is included amongst the important 12 Bahai principles, it would be worthwhile to know its conformity with divine laws.
The religion of God is always complete and perfect. In it, there is no confusion and all explanations have been provided. It does not leave man in the state of ambiguity and contradiction. In fact, its fundamentals are explicit and it outlines a defined path.
A look at the principle of universal language, raises many doubts about the validity of such a belief. The least needed for this idea to be divine was that the Bahai Faith should have provided a clear guideline about the language. The confusion exists not only amongst this day Bahais, but even among the Bahai leaders, themselves.
Bahaullah in his writings has “recommended” Arabic as the universal language. “That proposition which is especially beloved, when presented before the Heavenly Throne, is that all should converse in the Arabic language. This, inasmuch as it is the most comprehensive of all languages (absat az kull al-lughat).
(Tablet of Bahaullah commenting on the verse of Aqdas about the selection of International Auxiliary language and script)
An important element to establish the truthfulness and divine origin of any religion is to examine the prophecies made by their leaders.
The importance of prophecies is derived from the fact that Prophets (or Manifestations of God, as the Bahais call them) are sent by God. God, the Almighty, is Knower of All things. Since our knowledge is limited to the present and the past, God makes known the future to His appointed ones as a sign of their truthfulness. So while predictions can go wrong, prophecies are true and bound to happen. Thus, the foretelling by Prophets are prophecies, and any wrong forecasting is a manifest proof to establish the falsehood of the claimant.
Quranic verses and Prophetic traditions are exemplary evidences of prophecies, which the Bahais also acknowledge.
My intention, here, is not to scrutinize all the Bahai teachings and convert this article to an argument of academic interest. But my objective is to present to you an honest case and let you examine the Bahai Faith.
Leadership has always been a a key issue in the Bahai Faith, and its importance is emphasized by Abdul Baha
“In each cycle the guardian and holy souls have been twelve. So Jacob had twelve sons; in the time of Moses there were heads or chiefs of the tribes; in the time of Christ there were twelve Apostles; and in the time of Mohammad there were twelve Imams. But in this glorious manifestation there are twenty-four, double the number of all the others, for the greatness of this manifestation requires it.”
Some Answered Questions, Chapter 11: Commentary on the Eleventh Chapter of the Revelation of St. John, page 29-30
“O my loving friends! After the passing away of this wronged one, turn unto Shoghi Effendi as he is the sign of God, the chosen branch, the Guardian of the Cause of God, he unto whom all the Aghsan, the Afnan, the Hands of the Cause of God and His loved ones must turn.”
Will and Testament of Abdu’l Baha, page 11
So far so good, but what about the remaining?
The Will and Testament continues
“He (Shoghi) is the Interpreter of the Word of God and after him will succeed the first-born of his lineal descendents.”
Will and Testament of Abdu’l Baha, page 11
And lo! Shoghi died without children. God guided mankind and proved Abdul Baha a liar.
The Bahai Faith is anything other than a faith. Had there been any truth in it, the statements of Abdul Baha would have been established. God never breaks His promise. He would keep His Word had He made it. And thus, God in His Own unique way showed mankind that the Bahai Faith is not His Word. The truth was manifested and the Bahai Faith falsified.
Dear readers, Abdul Baha played a trick, he was blind about the unseen future. How will he show you the way, who himself is lost?