Human Rights for Baha'is of Iran

A blog posting in Persian was brought to our attention and we decided to share a summary translation for the benefit of our readers. The original is found here:

Summary translation:

The recent reception given to the President of Iran, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, during his visit to Columbia University was rather unfortunate. The University President and others spoke disparagingly when introducing Mr. Ahmadinejad and during the follow-up Q&A session. This was neither worthy of the University, nor an appropriate conduct to receive a guest – whoever he may be.

The former President of Iran, Rafsanjani, later reportedly remarked, “Insulting Ahmadinejad is a sign of America’s moral bankruptcy.” The Speaker of Iran’s Parliament noted, “We take heart in Ahmadinejad’s brave stance that despite all insults, he courageously stood his ground and spoke his views.” Members of the Parliament considered the abusive remarks by Americans towards Ahmadinejad as evidence of Iran’s greatness and distinction, and they commented that this episode clearly demonstrated America’s defeat. They added, “This confrontation between America and Ahmadinejad is a mark of Iran’s victory and superiority.”

It is also sad to note that Iranian newspapers, encouraged by authorities, are always filled with most offensive slanders and lies against the Bab, Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l-Baha and Baha’i community in general.

Given these facts, then let us consider the following:

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