BAHA'I SCAM-ARTISTRY & FRAUD IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: A Multi-Milliard Rial Scam* By A Baha’i Company in Dubai

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NUR

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Mar 24, 2009, 7:52:16 PM3/24/09
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Translated from the Persian by Wahid Azal
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Originally appeared in the Persian language ‘Asr-i-Iran
26th of Isfand 1387 (solar) = Monday, March 16, 2009 CE
http://www.asriran.com/fa/pages/?cid=67633


A Multi-Milliard Rial Scam* By A Baha’i Company in Dubai


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After the passage of 20 months it is established that this company not
only did not build a single tower/high rise, but didn’t even obtain
the properties for their construction!
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In an unprecedented scam involving the amount of 2,150 milliard rials
(which was taken from Iranians who had invested money for the purpose
of obtaining property in Dubai), a high-rise/tower construction
development company connected to the Baha’is in the United Arab
Emirates has committed fraud.


According to reports by [the newsagency?] MAWJ (wave), approximately
20 months ago the company ‘Reliance’, which is connected to two
Baha’is by the names of Farhang Rahavi and Elham Sabeti, took money
from Iranians in a pre-sale/‘on plan’ venture capacity, which involved
60 percent on the sale value [of properties], totalling 724 million
dirhams (equivalent to 1,950 milliard rials).


With the sale of two [corporate] projects (a German named ‘Solar Star’
and the Emirati named ‘Al-Mahara’), this company as well demanded the
sum of 75 million dirhams (equivalent to 200 milliard rials) from
Iranians for the purpose of buying property, and obtained it.

Farhang Rahavi, who is an Iranian national with an American passport,
then traveled to Dubai with the aim of organizing an association for
the defense of the misled Baha’i cult. He - who sometime before, due
to his involvement with other fraudulent ventures, had earlier fled
Iran - married Elham Sabeti (the former wife of Dr. Mahbubi, i.e. the
community head of the misled Baha’i cult in Dubai), and with the
company named ‘Reliance’ entered the real estate property market in
Dubai.


This company, in pursuit of illegal transactions, then obtained the
sum of 2,150 milliard rials from Iranians for 22 completed towers/high
rises with the two German and Emirati [corporate] projects.


It should be mentioned that amongst this collected sum approximately
1,110 milliard rials (equivalent to 112 million US dollars) has been
transferred out of the United Arab Emirates and over to the United
States of America.


The buyers [i.e. investors] are of the opinion that through the agency
of one individual named Pezhman Riazati, who is also a Baha’i, their
money was sent out of Iran over to the United Arab Emirates and then
transferred to the United States.


The defrauded Iranians in seeking redress with the legal courts of the
Emirates are as yet unsuccessful in obtaining hearings, and moreover
their cases presently stand in a state of limbo. Some of the bigger
Iranian real estate companies in Dubai, who likewise had dealt with
this company in the past, at the present time have also not been able
to contact the company owners of ‘Reliance’.


A few years ago, in regard to foreign investments and transactions in
Iran, the Chief Justice of our nation had in some cases specifically
warned about unknown companies without identity.


* ‘Kollah-bardari’ (literally. ‘taking the hat off’) is translated
interchangably as ‘scam’ and ‘fraud’.

Christian Gruber

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Mar 26, 2009, 6:58:28 PM3/26/09
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On Mar 24, 7:52 pm, NUR <hurak...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Farhang Rahavi, who is an Iranian national with an American passport,
> then traveled to Dubai with the aim of organizing an association for
> the defense of the misled Baha’i cult. He - who sometime before, due
> to his involvement with other fraudulent ventures, had earlier fled
> Iran - married Elham Sabeti (the former wife of Dr. Mahbubi, i.e. the
> community head of the misled Baha’i cult in Dubai), and with the
> company named ‘Reliance’ entered the real estate property market in
> Dubai.
>

I love how all references to the Baha'i religion are as "misled Baha'i
cult". It clearly shows the bias of the author of the article.
Additionally, the author betrays a complete lack of understanding of
Baha'i leadership, since he cites Dr. Mahbubi as the community head.
No individual can be "the community head" in the Baha'i religion. All
power is invested in councils that are elected. One might be a highly-
regarded member, or may sit on such a council, but one cannot be "the
head" of the Baha'i community in any locality or nation.

>
> The buyers [i.e. investors] are of the opinion that through the agency
> of one individual named Pezhman Riazati, who is also a Baha’i, their
> money was sent out of Iran over to the United Arab Emirates and then
> transferred to the United States.
>

Mostly what I love about this sort of article is that the actions of
two Baha'is (if these allegations are accurate) implies connection to
the religion. If I was defrauded by two Muslims, I could hardly blame
the entire Ummah for my tribulations. Similarly if I were accosted by
Christians, I could scarcely conclude that the entire community of
Christian believers are supportive of these actions. There are no
"Baha'i companies" in the formal sense, unless they are specific
agencies of the aforementioned councils, such as some publishing
trusts, etc. There may be companies owned by Baha'is. These
companies may behave poorly. Their owners may behave poorly. This
sort of article is sad, because it's such a transparent cheap-shot at
the Baha'i Community whilst telling the story of an allegedly
legitimate case of fraud. The victims of this fraud are not served by
taking pot-shots at the "misled cult", but their pain is made
irrelevant.

I'm not even sure why I'm bothering to post in this group, since I
have not seen healthy discussion of issues and philosophies in years.
But I thought I'd comment, since I happened upon the post.

sincerely,
Christian.

NUR

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Mar 26, 2009, 8:50:27 PM3/26/09
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CAUTION Christian Gruber = Haifan Bahaim hack and wikipedia IT
committee member.

NUR

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Mar 26, 2009, 8:50:31 PM3/26/09
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On Mar 25, 9:52 am, NUR <hurak...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Translated from the Persian by Wahid Azal
> Wednesday, March 18, 2009
>
> Originally appeared in the Persian language ‘Asr-i-Iran
> 26th of Isfand 1387 (solar) = Monday, March 16, 2009 CEhttp://www.asriran.com/fa/pages/?cid=67633

All Bad

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Mar 26, 2009, 8:56:06 PM3/26/09
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"NUR" <hura...@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:80721fb3-7559-4c49...@s12g2000prc.googlegroups.com...

> CAUTION Christian Gruber = Haifan Bahaim hack and wikipedia IT
> committee member.
>

Hi Christian!

Are you also the Java-wallah Christian Gruber?

I think I know someone who had a vision of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
http://religiousfreaks.com/2006/11/09/christian-gruber-returns-from-the-dead-with-your-answers/

Have you been on TRB before? U R realling slumming it, dude!

- All Bad


NUR

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Mar 27, 2009, 1:01:38 AM3/27/09
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On Mar 25, 9:52 am, NUR <hurak...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Translated from the Persian by Wahid Azal
> Wednesday, March 18, 2009
>
> Originally appeared in the Persian language ‘Asr-i-Iran
> 26th of Isfand 1387 (solar) = Monday, March 16, 2009 CEhttp://www.asriran.com/fa/pages/?cid=67633

NUR

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Mar 27, 2009, 1:38:06 AM3/27/09
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On Mar 27, 8:58 am, Christian Gruber <christianedwardgru...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I love how all references to the Baha'i religion are as "misled Baha'i
> cult".  

Good.

>It clearly shows the bias of the author of the article.

It actually shows the universal appreciation of your cult as a misled
cult in Iran and throughout the Mid East.


> Additionally, the author betrays a complete lack of understanding of
> Baha'i leadership, since he cites Dr. Mahbubi as the community head.

The community head of Dubai, yes, no misunderstanding there. The
author is not beholden to rehearse your politburo manual of
doublespeak diction verbatim. This individual is a prominent member of
the Dubai bahaim community, perhaps the most prominent, so he has
accurately designated "head".


> No individual can be "the community head" in the Baha'i religion.

Surely they can.

> Mostly what I love about this sort of article is that the actions of
> two Baha'is (if these allegations are accurate) implies connection to
> the religion.

Because there are clearly established precedents of linkage amongst
you Haifan Bahaim between your business vocations and corruption. Your
religion and corruption go hand in hand like two portions of a turd!
Parviz Berjis is a case in point, Farhang Holaakooee is another! The
husband and wife just arrested by the FBI are yet another...

 >  There are no
> "Baha'i companies" in the formal sense,

Yes, there are. In Iran before the revolution there were even two
formal trust companies: Sherakata-i-Nawnahalan and Sherakat-i-Umana.


>Their owners may behave poorly.  This
> sort of article is sad, because it's such a transparent cheap-shot at
> the Baha'i Community

Because you Haifan Bahaim are *cheap*. The point the article draws
attention to is the linkage of activities by 'Reliance' and, without
naming them, the MidEastYouth/Muslim NetworkforBahaiRights which these
monies defrauded were obviously funding. Perhaps the NSA or some other
Haifan front company is the recipient of the 112 million US dollars
'Reliance' pilferred, maybe even the Tahirih Justice Center or some
dud outfit linked to it. Perhaps the IRS should be brought into the
loop, after all this is the era of the Ernie Madoff's and co.

> I'm not even sure why I'm bothering to post in this group,

Then don't post. No one put a gun to your head to come here.

W

NUR

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Mar 27, 2009, 1:38:14 AM3/27/09
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On Mar 25, 9:52 am, NUR <hurak...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Translated from the Persian by Wahid Azal
> Wednesday, March 18, 2009
>
> Originally appeared in the Persian language ‘Asr-i-Iran
> 26th of Isfand 1387 (solar) = Monday, March 16, 2009 CEhttp://www.asriran.com/fa/pages/?cid=67633

NUR

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On Mar 25, 9:52 am, NUR <hurak...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Translated from the Persian by Wahid Azal
> Wednesday, March 18, 2009
>
> Originally appeared in the Persian language ‘Asr-i-Iran
> 26th of Isfand 1387 (solar) = Monday, March 16, 2009 CEhttp://www.asriran.com/fa/pages/?cid=67633
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