54 Baha’is were arrested on Friday because they were doing humanitarian service. They were tutoring poor children (with a permit from the local government), and were ARRESTED. Some of them are 16, 17, 18 year olds. Think about 54 of your local high school students and members of your community being arrested because they were tutoring children.
Think about the fact that these Baha’i youth are not allowed to go to college because they are Baha’is. Baha’i marriage is not seen as valid in Iran. The Iranian government has been very clear about the fact that they wish to wipe out the Baha’i community in Iran. They disseminate hateful and false propaganda against a peaceful minority.
“The arrests come against a backdrop of increasing concern by international human rights monitors that the Iranian Government is escalating its 25-year-long campaign of persecution against the 300,000-member Baha’i community of Iran, the largest religious minority in that country…”
Don’t allow yourself to be ignorant. Please say prayers for the Baha’is in Iran, and for all of the people around the world who suffer human rights abuses every day.
I adjure Thee by Thy might, O my God! Let no harm beset me in times of tests, and in moments of heedlessness guide my steps aright through Thine inspiration. Thou art God, potent art Thou to do what Thou desirest. No one can withstand Thy Will or thwart Thy Purpose.