Baha’is of Iran and the Historical Responsibility of the President


The following op-ed by Mehrangiz Kar appeared on Iran Press Watch on May 5, 2014

The minds of all Iranians have been introduced to the “Bab’s sedition” and the “mischievous sect of Baha’i” since childhood; whether we like it or not, we have been influenced by it. At the time of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, even though some social safety net and some conveniences were created for the Baha’is of Iran, these still failed to clear the Iranian mind of judgments and prejudices.

Although the basis of authors’ notes and utterances on the subject of Baha’ism has always been founded on universal norms of human rights, we cannot forget our historical brainwashing, the remnants of which can be seen everywhere, even in human rights and intellectual circles in Iran.

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