Thursday, October 4, 2007

Islamic Republic will not recognize Baha’is right

Iran President Ahmadinejad on the UN General Assembly – Press conference answered to media representative questions, a question was from VOA, Vafa Mostaghim. he asked "You always start remarks with the respect to the divine prophets and that's very respectable. One of the divine prophets who has the largest religious minority followers after Sunnis in Iran, are the Baha’is, we receive letters to the United Nations that they should followed from government, persecuted and their social progress should prevented, and Baha’i students too.
As the President can you tell us, given the prerogatives to you by the constitution to oversee the judiciary and the other powers in the country, how would you see through this issue follow through and to make sure the same justice that you talk about, will also apply to these people?"

President Ahmadinejad replied "when we talk about divine religions the Jewish groups, their prophet was the holey Moses, and Christians the Christ and Muslims the prophet of Islam. Can you tell me who the divine prophet of the religion you mentioned appeared and was revealed to and when? Exactly, did you have a name? Good luck, thank you!"

It means that Islamic Iran don’t recognize whatever prophet you have because he is not divine prophet so are you asking me to extend human rights (a least human rights that we granted to everybody else) to those non-believer Baha’is?

The following video is in Persian language:


  1. The Name of the Prophet and Author of the Baha'i Faith is Baha'u'llah - which means Glory of God. Divine Revelation began in 1852 while He was a prisoner in the Siyah Chal in Tehran. Sometime later He was exiled from Iran and sent to Baghdad where He remained as a prisoner-of-state until 1863. Subsequent exiles took Him to Constantinople, Adrianople, and, finally, to 'Akka (Akko/Acre), Palestine (now Israel). Hundreds of volumes of Divine Revelation were written in the form of Tablets and subsequently translated and published in English, as well as many other languages. This continued with increasing intensity for a period of 40 years, until His ascension in 1892. Prophets of the past, including Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and even Muhammad (PBUH), were also rejected, ridiculed, scorned, and even killed by their deniers. This has been a pattern in religious history for centuries. Baha'u'llah wrote about this in the Kitab-i-Iqan - the Book of Certitude. Fair-minded people are encouraged to read it - it is available online at - "the Truth shall set you free."