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    30 years ago in Shiraz ten Baha’i women sacrificed their lives for their Faith

    Great bravery shown by these 10 women in the face of torture and imprisonment and finally executed at the hands of the barbaric Iranian regime that claims to allow religious freedom in the country, so long as one is not Baha'i.

    It seems like little has changed since that day 30 years ago for the Baha'i people of Iran. Can any of those on here who claim Iran allows religious freedom please tell us how that sides alongside this.

    30 years ago in Shiraz ten Baha'i women sacrificed their lives for their Faith - Befriended Stranger : Befriended Stranger

    Few incidents are more shocking — or revealing of the religious basis of the persecution against Bahá’ís and the courage with which they faced it — than the group hanging of ten Bahá’í women in Shiraz on 18 June 1983.

    Their crime: teaching religious classes to Bahá’í youth — the equivalent of being “Sunday school” teachers in the West.

    Ranging in age from 17 to 57, the ten Bahá’í women were led to the gallows in succession. Authorities apparently hoped that as each saw the others slowly strangle to death, they would renounce their own faith.
    But according to eyewitness reports, the women went to their fate singing and chanting, as though they were enjoying a pleasant outing.
    Bahá'í Faith Ireland » Remembering Courage

    Today is the 30th anniversary of the execution of Mona Mahudnizhad and nine other Baha’i women in Shiraz. These ten women, ranging in age from 17 to 54, were arrested, imprisoned, tortured and, finally, hanged. Here is a little about each of them
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    Reprehensible behaviour by the Iranians, totally barbaric!
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    Still as bad today in Iran

    Persecution of Bahá'ís - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Bahá’í youth are not permitted to attend institutions of higher education in Iran unless prospective students identify themselves as followers of one of the four religions recognized by the state on university entrance exams.[1] The Iranian government has said that if Bahá’ís identify themselves as Muslims on the exams they would be allowed to enroll but Bahá’ís, as a matter of religious principle, refuse to dissimulate their beliefs.[2][87] Confirming these findings, an investigation by the Committee of Concerned Scientists also found that university officials in Iran had “received orders from above not to score the tests of Baha’i students,” or that these officials had suggested that a student would receive his test scores only if the student’s family renounced their faith. The Committee called for the complete publication of all test scores without discrimination.[88]
    Not to mention previous destruction of Holy sites.

    Persecution of Bahá'ís - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In 1979, soon after their revolution, Iranian authorities ordered and encompassed the demolition of the House of the Bab in Shiraz. A mosque was later built on the site.
    In April 2004, Iranian authorities demolished the shrine and grave site of Muhammad-Ali Barfurushi (Quddús), a Bábí leader.[2] The following June, the Tehran house of Mírzá `Abbás-i-Núrí (aka Mírzá Buzurg), Bahá'u'lláh's father, was destroyed. The previous such incident occurred in 1993 when a Bahá'í cemetery in Tehran was bulldozed in order to build a municipal centre.[1]
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankSpeaks View Post
    Reprehensible behaviour by the Iranians, totally barbaric!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy4571 View Post
    Still as bad today in Iran

    Persecution of Bahá'ís - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Not to mention previous destruction of Holy sites.

    Persecution of Bahá'ís - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Bahai are the most inoffensive, hard working and kind people you could meet. It speaks volumes for the extremists and their insecurity that they persecute these people. I have raised this with politicians and groups in the past to no avail. Here is the odious Ahmedinejad "answering" questions about the persecution of the Bahai

    Iran president on Baha'is at UN press conference - YouTube

    The sad thing is that because the Bahai don't go around shooting people and blowing things up they are ignored. As the Iranians cock a snoop at the US and the West the left ignore the plight of the Bahai and the right pay lip service to human rights in Iran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lain2016 View Post
    qed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lain2016 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    As the Iranians cock a snoop at the US and the West the left ignore the plight of the Bahai and the right pay lip service to human rights in Iran.
    What does that mean?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by james5001 View Post
    What does that mean?!
    It means what it says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    It means what it says.
    So nothing, presumably.
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