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October 21, 2013

Ministry of Intelligence questions a Bahai visiting Iran from Australia

HRANA, October 21, 2013

The Ministry of Intelligence in Tonekabon has summoned and questioned an Iranian-born Bahai who is now an Australian national, and who had returned to Tonekabon after an absence of 30 years to see his (or her) mother, who is unwell. The name of the Bahai concerned has been withheld by HRANA. He or she was summoned to the Ministry on October 20, questioned from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., and pressured to sign an undertaking to do unspecified tasks for the Ministry of Intelligence. He or she refused to sign the document.

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  1. Oh all this news only in erases my desire to elieve the churning anxiety in my stomach, by more prayers.

    Comment by KomaGawa — October 26, 2013 @ 09:51 | Reply

    • Dear Koma, a daily prayer for the Bahais in Iran is an excellent idea, but then leave events in the hands of God.

      It seems important to me that the east and west of the Bahai community should be linked by a bridge of news, that those who suffer in Iran should know that they are never forgotten, and that those who persecute them know that their deeds are known. I would be very sorry if the flow of news caused distress to any of the Bahais. Abdu’l-Baha writes:

      O ye beloved of God! When the winds blow severely, rains fall fiercely, the lightening flashes, the thunder roars, the bolt descends and storms of trial become severe, grieve not; for after this storm, verily, the divine spring will arrive, the hills and fields will become verdant, the expanses of grain will joyfully wave, the earth will become covered with blossoms, the trees will be clothed with green garments and adorned with  13  blossoms and fruits. Thus blessings become manifest in all countries. These favors are results of those storms and hurricanes.
      (Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v1, p. 12)

      Comment by Sen — October 26, 2013 @ 11:00 | Reply

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