"IT APPEARS THAT AS HARD AS THE BAHA'IS MIGHT HAVE TRIED OVER THE
YEARS TO DISMISS WHAT THEY LABEL "CONSPIRACY THEORIES" REGARDING THEIR
CONNECTIONS TO THE BRITISH ESTABLISHMENT, MORE AND MORE SUCH THEORIES
CONTINUE TO PERSIST- WHILE WITH EACH DAY MORE EVIDENCE EMERGES PROVING
THESE THEORIES AS FACT RATHER THAN THEORY".
During the 19th century, Britain had firm control over India; at the
same time Russia had been expanding south and east into Central Asia
toward India, and a rivalry started between Britain and Russia over
territorial and political control in Central Asia. The piece of land
that was located between India and Russian holdings, included Persia,
was a highly coveted region, where both Russia and Britain worked to
Briefly, the situation was –
· support of the United Kingdom during the Constitutional Revolution,
· Anglo-Russian convention which solidified boundaries that identified
control between Britain and Russia in Persia, Afghanistan, and Tibet,
· the occupation of Iranian territory during the First World War by
the UK, Russia and the Ottoman Empire, as well as the coup d'état of
1921 which was backed by the British.
In such circumstances the Russian Government, to gain control over
central Asia - especially Iran created a false Religion called as
The Bahá'í Faith, and the Bahá'ís have had ties to foreign powers,
and were agents of Russian imperialism, British colonialism, American
expansionism and International Zionism.
Bahá'í teachings promote to be loyal to one's government and not be
involved in politics. but the fact is exactly contrary to what is
preached. Bahais are always involved in politics and seen with
political leaders. They are known to have been involved in espionage
activities in each and every country .This is the reason why they are
banned in majority of the countries. These countries found the
followers of Bahá'í Faith, having dual loyalty and of being involved
with foreign or hostile powers. Some of these countries are:
The late PRESIDENT JAMAL ABDUL NASSER BANNED BAHAI FAITH IN EGYPT IN
1960. His government found clear relationship between Bahai Faith and
Zionism. The President decree was as under:
Clause l: All Bahá'í Assemblies and Centers existing in the two
regions of the Republic are Hereby dissolved, and their activities
suspended. Individuals, bodies and institutions
Are forbidden to engage in any activity, as was conducted by these
Centers. The Minister of the Interior will issue the necessary
instructions to bring to
An end the activities of these Assemblies and Centers.
Clause 2: The properties porr"rrions of the Bahá'í Assemblies and
Centers shall be taken"nd Over by officials appointed by the Minister
of the interior. The Minister shall
Designate a guardian to be in custody of the funds, documents and
papers owned by
The said Assemblies
Clause 3: Any infringement of this law is an offence deserving
imprisonment of a minimum of Six months, and/or a fine from f 100 to f.
1000 (Egyptian pounds).
Clause 4: This Decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and
will be enforced from the Date of publication.
The President of Indonesia in 1960 dissolved Bahai Adminstration and
made every Bahai activity illegal. Recently in 2009 Bahá'ís were
arrested in Indonesia on Criminal Charges of violating "The Law of
Child Protection".The Bahá'ís were prosecuted under the Law of Child
Protection 23-2002 trying to convert children of other faith as young
as 9 to 10 years.
President Saddam Hussain not only dissolved Bahai organization in Iraq
but issued an order that any Bahai activity will be met with death
sentence. Following the Baathist coup in 1963, the then leaders
drastically limited the freedoms previously guaranteed to the Iraqi
citizens. The new regime began with attempts to prevent Baha'i
activity in Iraq in 1967. This culminated in the decision of the
Directorate of Civil Status No. 358 24 / 7 / 1975 that stopped
registration of Baha'is in the records of civil status.
In May 1970, the Iraqi Government banned all Bahai Institutions and
Bahai activities. In mid December 1973, an incident created a stir
which engulfed the life of many Bahais. In a government owned school,
many Bahai girls were secretly propagating the Bahai Faith to other
class mates. The girls reported the matter to the authorities that
propagation of a Israeli based Faith is going on in the campus. The
matter was reported to the Ministry of education. He ordered the
investigation on following day. The investigation revealed a network
of Israeli based organization is behind it. The head Master was
dismissed and the girl was arrested together with her three Bahai
classmates Almost fifty people were arrested in the course of next few
months. A military court sentenced fourteen of them to life
imprisonment, three to fifteen years and nine to ten years in jail.
Further severe action was taken against suspected members of this
The former USSR called Bahais as Enemy of State. Surprising indeed
from a country which nurtured the Faith initially.
In 1937, "NKVD" (People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs) outlawed
about 40 Bahá'í communities existing at that time in USSR. From the
13th of October, all the members of the Bahá'í Spiritual Assembly of
Baku and dozens of community members were arrested. All of them were
punished for their illegal and anti State activities
The chairman of the Spiritual Assembly, Faraj Jaffargulu Gasimov (the
nephew of the first Bahá'í from Salyan, Hadim Javad) and his wife,
Fizza Muradova were imprisoned. The "NKVD" people called him "national
enemy". Many were imprisoned and few Bahais exiled to Siberia.
In October 1938 the building of the Bahá'í center was confiscated in
Baku . Now there is a kindergarten in this building.
In November 1982, KGB started arresting the Bahá'ís. S.D. Asadova,
I.F. Gasimov and I.G. Ayyubov were arrested .All their meetings were
declared illegal and every Bahai activity forbidden. Even the
greetings on the phone "Allah'u'Abha" were forbidden.
UNITES ARAB REPUBLIC : The UAR Government called Bahais as "state
within the state".
In 1937 Heinrich Himmler signed an order disbanding the Bahá'í
Faith's institutions in Germany. In 1939 and in 1942 there were
sweeping arrests of former members of the National Spiritual Assembly
of Bahais of Germany. In May 1944 there was a public trial in
Darmstadt .The Bahá'ís were heavily fined and its institutions
continued to be disbanded.
Following the fall of Nazi Germany, and with American and British
control of Germany, an American Bahá'í, John C. Eichenauer (a medic of
the 100th Infantry division then at Geislingen) started searching for
the Bahá'í community in Stuttgart. He drove through Stuttgart looking
and asking for Bahá'ís and was able to find an individual. The next
day saw the first meeting of Bahá'ís since their disbandment in 1937.
Two other American Bahá'ís, Bruce Davison and Henry Jarvis, in
Frankfurt and Heidelberg respectively, also connected with the Bahá'í
community in Germany. At the beginning of the partition of Germany
there were about 150 German Bahá'ís in the American section and they
became registered with the American authorities. The National
Spiritual Assembly was re-elected in 1946 .Needless to say, US was
involved in establishment of Bahaism in post-war Germany. John C.
Eichenauer, Bruce Davison and Henry Jarvis were established US secret
The Iranian Authorities always believed that Bahais are the face of
Israel in Iran. It is a well known fact the Bahai Administration has
issued statement for the Bahais of Iran to go and teach the Iranians
and face whatever consequences came. One should ask the Bahais "where
is the obedience to government principle of the religion in this
Bahá'ís held many prominent positions in the Iran during the Shah
regime. In the government of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, half of the Shah's
cabinet were Bahá'ís.
Shah's personal physician, Abd al-Karim Ayadi was a Bahai. Amongst
other Bahá'í who held position in the Shah regime was Asadullah Sanii.
The then Minister of Defence, Parviz Sabeti, was raised in a Bahá'í
family. The Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveida was a Bahá'í. The Bahais
agree that Hoveida father was a Bahai but say that Hoveida himself was
not religious. Other Bahá'ís included Mahnaz Afkhami, who was the
Minister for Women's Affairs and the daughter of a Bahá'í mother, and
Farrokhroo Parsa, another cabinet member .
More recently the Bahais are being under strict surveillance in CIS
countries like AZERBAIJAN, UZBEKISTAN, TAJAKISTAN etc. In fact Bahais
are being deported from Uzbekistan for secretly converting children
under 15 years.
The 2009 Religion Law, passed under former President Kurmanbek Bakiev
was aimed at curtailing the Bahai Activities. It stated "If a
community has "administrative centres located beyond Kyrgyzstan or
having foreign citizens in its administrative body" it is classified
as a "mission". This community must re-register every year and does
not have legal status. It can be refused registration if it poses "a
threat to the state and social security, the interethnic and
ecumenical concord, health and morality of the population, or in other
cases anticipated by legislation."
The Bahai Faith is banned in Yemen since 2008. Many Bahais were
deported because of their conversion activities. Last year in Yemen
four Bahais were arrested by the Interior ministry for secret
propagation of Baha'i Faith. The three Baha'is of Iranian origin,
Zia'u'llah Pourahmari, Keyvan Qadari, and Behrooz Rohani, were
arrested in Sana'a, on the night of June 20, 2008. A fourth Baha'i,
Sayfi Ibrahim Sayfi, was also arrested around the same time and faces
the possibility of deportation to Iraq.
According to the source close to the group, the men were arrested and
taken to the national security headquarters' prison where they spent
40 days – most of the time in isolated cells – before being sent to
Sana'a General Investigation Department.
Countries like SAUDI ARABIA, OMAN, JORDAN, MOROCCO also see Bahais as
hands of Zionism.
The Bahá'í Faith was banned in the 1970s in several countries like:
The world's largest democracy India with all its secular credentials
has come out with "Anti conversion law" in its 11 states so as to
prevent this very secret sect from deceptive propagation. The law
Prohibition of forcible conversion
No person shall convert or attempt to convert, either directly or
otherwise, any person from one religious faith to any other religious
faith by the use of force or by inducement or by any FRAUDULENT means
nor shall any person abet any such conversion.
Punishment for contravention of the provisions of Section 3
Any person contravening the provisions contained in section 3 shall,
without prejudice to any civil liability, be punishable with
Imprisonment to the extent of two years and fine up to ten thousand
According to a report published in India's leading Newspaper, The
Hindustan Times in July 2006, as per a complaint filed in city court -
the members of National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of India were
accused by their colleagues of using impersonations and forgery to
clandestinely penetrate into prohibited defense establishment of the
country and get hold of classified documents and supplied to Israeli
and Iranian spying agencies.
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND NORTH KOREA
The Bahá'í Faith is not recognized in the People's Republic of China
and North Korea and so there is no organized Bahá'í activity.
JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
Even in countries such as Japan and South Korea, where there is
religious freedom, the position of the Bahá'í Faith resembles that of
Western Europe where Bahais are only on paper.
In Morocco in 1962-1963, 15 Bahá'ís were arrested for their religious
convictions; three were given death sentences and several others years
of prison term at hard labor. There were months of diplomatic efforts
which bore no results.
On March 31, 1963 during a visit to the United States and the United
Nations, King Hasan of Morocco was interviewed on television. He
addressed the audience saying that "Though the Bahá'í Faith was
against good order and morals" that he would still pardon the death
sentences.It is evident that he succumb to US pressure.
Arrest of Baha'is occurred again in 1984, due to their secret teaching
activities and sending confidential reports to Israel. Bahá'ís have
more recently been denied passports and can practice their religion
only in private.
Last but not the least ……. strange indeed - Bahais are not supposed to
teach in Israel. There is a total ban. The matter is very mysterious
that although Israel supports Bahais in all aspects, yet why the State
of Israel does not give permission to the Bahais to propagate about
the Bahai Faith.
Quote :Whenever an Israeli citizen living in the West, irrespective of
his background and religious affiliation, declares his belief and
interest in becoming a member of the Bahá'í community ,he should be
informed that the Faith is not taught in Israel and that there is no
Bahá'í community there apart from those who are associated with the
Bahá'í World Center. He cannot be accepted into the Bahá'í community
if he is planning to return to Israel to reside there. If he plans to
continue to reside outside Israel, his enrollment can be accepted, but
he will then be subject to the same restrictions about travel to
Israel as any other Bahá'í, in that he could do so only with the
express permission of the Universal House of Justice.In any event, the
Universal House of Justice should be informed of any such declaration.
Letter from the Universal House of Justice, dated October 20, 1994, to
several National Spiritual Assemblies
This is why, should Jews wish to become Bahá'í even now, they need to
leave Israel first.
WITH SUCH A SUSPECTED BACKGROUND, IS THERE A DOUBT ABOUT THE INTENT OF