Submitted by Dr. Anushshirvani 2012.

In the following graphic you will see that a well-known Bahá’í academic by the name of Ian Kluge writes online messages to Bahá’í followers stating:

  • “I fully support a first strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities wherever they may be hidden and by whatever means are needed to destroy them. If the Iranians deny us their oil, destroy their oil facilities – if we can’t have their oil, neither will they.”    

    (Bahai Academic, Ian Kluge.)

    The original of the quote, and Kluge’s registered email are in the photo below.

(click photo to enlarge) 

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Iran Has Genuine National Security Concerns About the Bahá’í Faith

Ian Kluge is not just your garden-variety Bahá’í – He extensively gives speeches to other Bahá’í followers and publishes written works for them to read, as in the photos of Kluge at a California speaking engagement show:

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Bahai Academic Ian Kluge

The Bahá’í leadership teaches its followers to blame Iran’s rejection of their movement on ‘Muslim intolerance.’  However, for approximately 160 years Iran has also had non-relgious objections to the Bahá’í movement  based on non-religious national security concerns (e.g., like Ian Kluge’s statements in attempting to create a fifth column within Iran of people disloyal to the nation and engage in subversive and highly unlawful activity against Iran’s national security). Moreover the rejection of the Bahá’í movement historically was by Iranians of many faiths (not just Muslims). The current government of Iran was not even in power 160 years ago when Bahaism was rejected; Iran also used to have a Non-Islamic government and Bahaism was still rejected by the overwhelming majority of the Iranian people.  The Bahá’í movement relies on convenient distortions to promote its anti-Iranian and anti-Muslim agenda, and that is another reason the group is highly scrutinized and disfavored in Iran.

Iran is a sovereign country and makes its own decisions about national security issues: Iran’s national security determinations are not the business of a so-called ‘Universal House of Justice’ in Israel (which is a hostile country towards Iran) and where the Bahá’í leadership is based out of.  Moreover, the Bahá’í religious doctrine of refusing military defense of the nation and following a ‘one world government’ and ‘one world police force’ belief are inconsistent with Iran’s national security objectives on secular grounds, particularly in light of the origins and partnerships of Bahá’í leaders with elements hostile to Iranian society. The Bahá’í movement simply has built-in features that run against the grain of Iran’s national security requirements.

The Bahá’í movement also propagates certain myths and misleading claims that in practice are often not observed:  Bahá’ís often falsely claim they are, “required to abstain from conflict and contention, which are characteristics of the partisanship practiced in present-day politics.” Bahá’ís also falsely claim that, “in whatever country they reside, they are prohibited from holding membership in any political party or faction, are loyal to the government of their host nation, and obey the law,” but as the examples in this article make clear these Bahá’í claims are nothing more than advertising myths.

Bahá’ís actively proselytize and seek to turn demographic growth into political capital and one way they do that is by vilifying Muslims in an effort to shake-loose converts.   There are tens of millions of Muslims in Iran, and this certainly does nothing to gain Bahá’ís acceptance.  Moreover, because the Bahá’ís are taught to actively proselytize, often they do not head parents’ concerns to not proselytize to their kids because Bahá’ís see converting people (“teaching the faith”) as a religious mandate.  Thus, one of the unacceptable features of Bahá’í practice is to infringe upon parents’ rights to keep their kids free from influences parents feel are not in the best interest of their children.   The Bahá’í leadership knows of these practices, yet says nothing about it.

Below is a video of admissions by a longtime Bahá’í leader that expressly admits that (1) Bahá’ís engage in propaganda against Iran (much of which contributes to war mongering efforts); and (2) that the mainstream Bahá’í movement has elements which are cult-like and harmful to the lives of its followers.  These are admissions by someone who has been a Bahá’í and a leader within the movement starting in 1976: One cannot un-ring the bell of these admissions, but the Bahá’í propaganda army attempts it at every turn through a well-funded, well-orchestrated, Israeli-based multi-media campaign that not only serves their purpose, but that of Iran’s enemies.