Violence

Violence

Religion of Nasim Aghdam who opened fire at the YouTube California headquarters

She was a follower of the Baha’i Faith. Baha’i Faith (or Baha’ism) is a cult founded in 19th century in Iran.

I am not trying to say that she was motivated by her religious beliefs to commit this heinous crime. She was suffering from some serious mental illness which is now well-known to everyone.

When the news of this unfortunate incident spread across social media and the name of Baha’i Faith linked to the lady, many Baha’is everywhere, on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, refused to accept that she was a Baha’i. One Baha’i youtuber LOVEBAHA even uploaded a video falsely claiming that she was a Jewish. The video went viral and received 32k views in just 24 hours:

 

Many Baha’is over here falsely claimed that Nasim was a Muslim, please check the comment section.

This is not the first time Baha’is are doing this. From the beginning of their history they have been playing like this. When some one from them commits any crime they immediately bill it to some other religion, like the failed attempt on the life of King of Iran was falsely billed to the Babis, while the criminals were the followers of Baha’u’llah.

Thanks to the internet, they cannot do this now, it is very difficult to hide things these days. The lady herself mentioned her religion as Baha’i Faith on her Social profiles.

The US NSA admitted lately that she was a registered Baha’i. Below is a snapshot from their facebook page:

Apparently Baha’is condemn all sort of violence but when it comes to safeguarding / protecting their cult interests they can do all sort of dirty things, like verbal abuse, slapping people, harming physically, killing, etc. They have killed many people (opponents) in the early days of their history. They have removed the remains of one of their enemy (son of Baha’u’llah) from his grave and transferred it to other place so as to purify their holy precincts. They have illegally occupied Muslim endowment properties. Their leaders have usurped the inheritance of their brothers and sisters. I can go on and on….

Baha’is are just like any other people, there are people of all sorts in this community.

Courtesy: https://www.quora.com/What-was-the-religion-of-Nasim-Aghdam-who-opened-fire-at-the-YouTube-California-headquarters

Were Baha’i Leaders Peaceful and Against Violence?

  1. The Bab’s orders to burn non-Bābī books, behead and massacre those who did not believe in him, and to destroy all monuments.

“The utterance of the [book or religion] of Bayān in the day of the appearance of his Highness A`lā (meaning the Bāb) was to behead, burn the books, destroy the monuments, and massacre [everyone] but those who believed [in the Bāb’s religion] and verified it,”

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Makātīb, vol. 2, p. 266.

2. The conflicts between the followers of the Bāb in a bid to become his successors.

(Twenty seven people among the Bābīs brought themselves forth as the Promised One in the Book of Bayān, such as Mīrzā Yaḥyā Ṣubḥ Azal, Mīrzā Ḥusayn `Alī Nūrī (Bahā’u’llāh), Mīrzā Asad-Allāh Dayyān, Mīrzā Muḥammad Nabīl Zarandī, Mīrzā Ghughā Darwīsh, and Sayyid Baṣīr Hindī.)

Reference: See Muḥammad `Alī Fayḍī, Ḥaḍrat Bahā’u’llāh, pp. 103–104.

3. Start of three major internal wars in Iran due to the Bāb’s orders with tens of thousands of casualties.

Reference: See `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Talkhīṣ tārīkh Nabīl, pp. 330, 345–6, 434.

4. The fights and quarrels between Bahā’u’llāh and his brother Mīrzā Yaḥyā Ṣubḥ Azal and the consequent fights between their followers.

5. The fights between `Abdu’l-Bahā and his brother Muḥammad `Alī Afandī for the succession of their father.

Bahā’u’llāh had willed that his successor would be Ghuṣn A`ẓam (`Abdu’l-Bahā’) and after him Ghuṣn Akbar (`Abdu’l-Bahā’’s brother Muḥammad `Alī): “God has destined the station [for] Ghuṣn Akbar after his position (meaning `Abdu’l-Bahā’), for He is the Commanding Wise. We chose the Akbar after the A`ẓam, an order from the All Knowing and Aware (God). All must show kindness towards the two Ghuṣns . . . All must respect and admire the two Ghuṣns,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Majmū`iy-i alwāḥ-i mubārak-ih, pp. 302–303.

After Bahā’u’llāh’s death the two brothers differed on the amount of authority they had and fights ensued between them and their followers.

6. Shoghi’s conflicts and fights with other Baha’i members.

According to Bahā’u’llāh’s orders the successor after `Abdu’l-Bahā was supposed to be his brother Ghuṣn Akbar. `Abdu’l-Bahā disobeyed this decree and instead appointed his own grandson Shoghi Effendi as his successor. This resulted in many differences and conflicts between Shoghi and many Baha’is who didn’t accept his authority.

7. Fights of Rūḥiyyih Maxwell and the members of the institution of the Hands of the Cause with Mason Remey.

In contrast to what `Abdu’l-Bahā had prophesized, Shoghi was sterile and had no children to succeed him. In a bid to become his successor, an internal conflict erupted between Bahā’u’llāh’s followers. Amongst these conflicts, the most intense was the one between Shoghi’s widow (Rūḥiyyih Maxwell) and Mason Remey (President of the International Baha’i Council). Mason Remey claimed that the UHJ established by Rūḥiyyih Maxwell was illegitimate and in a countermove the UHJ excommunicated Mason Remey from the Baha’i community.

8. Murders in Iraq

Bahā’u’llāh’s older sister `Izziyi Khanum (Khanum Buzurg) describes the situation in Iraq and tells us about the atrocities committed by his brother and his followers in Iraq:

“They gathered a group of hooligans from different provinces of Iran and from the same places fugitives who had never believed in any religion and had no faith in any prophet and had no work but manslaughter and had no occupation but stealing peoples’ property….”

“The breath of any soul who uttered anything but what they were satisfied with was suffocated. They beat any head which made the slightest sound other than accepting their guardianship. They cut every throat which showed other than humbleness towards them. They pierced every heart which had love towards other than them. They beheaded Sayyid Ismā`īl Iṣfahānī, they ripped Mīrzā Aḥmad Kāshī’s guts, they killed Āghā Abul-Qāsim Kāshi and threw his body in the Tigris river, they finished Sayyid Aḥmad with a gun, they scattered Mīrzā Ridhā’s brain with rocks, they cut Mīrzā `Alī’s body from the sides and pushed him unto the path of demise. Other than these, they killed others in the darkness of night and threw their bodies in the Tigris river; yet others were killed in the Bazaar in daylight and cut to pieces with daggers and machetes . . .”

Reference: `Izziye Khānum (Khānum Buzurg), Tanbīh al-nā’imīn, pp. 11–12.

 

Baha’u’llah Orders His Tablets To Be Destroyed

It is interesting to know that this last quote which is known as the Tablet of the Maiden (Lauḥ Ḥūrī) was ordered by Bahā’u’llāh to be destroyed but was saved by the pleas of Bahā’u’llāh’s secretary.

Reference:- According to Professor John Walbridge of Indiana University in an article titled “Erotic Imagery in the Allegorical Writings of Bahā’u’llāh” available online: http://bahai-library.com/walbridge_erotic_allegory (retrieved 2/8/2014).

This is not the only tablet that Bahā’u’llāh had ordered to be destroyed:

“No less an authority than Mīrzā Āqā Jān, Bahā’u’llāh’s amanuensis, affirms, as reported by Nabīl, that by the express order of Bahā’u’llāh, hundreds of thousands of verses, mostly written by His own hand, were obliterated and cast into the river. “Finding me reluctant to execute His orders,” Mīrzā Āqā Jān has related to Nabīl, “Bahā’u’llāh would reassure me saying: ‘None is to be found at this time worthy to hear these melodies.’ …Not once, or twice, but innumerable times, was I commanded to repeat this act.

Reference:- Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 138.

Reading Bahā’u’llāh’s real visions and fondling with the Holy Spirit (the Maiden) one can only wonder what stories about the Maiden were inscribed in these tablets that Mīrzā Āqā Jān had accepted to destroy them.
Bahā’u’llāh’s justification is even more disturbing: “None is to be found at this time worthy to hear these melodies.” Since he ordered these tablets to be destroyed instead of being saved for a people in the future who might be worthy of hearing those melodies, we can safely assume that not only did there not exist a person worthy of hearing them at that time, but there would never be one.

Either way, these questions remain to be answered: Why reveal hundreds of thousands of verses that no one is worthy of hearing? Why reveal hundreds of thousands of verses that you will ultimately order to be destroyed? What Messenger from God is this that orders his own teachings to be destroyed? Is it not absurd? Or maybe we should ask: What was Bahā’u’llāh trying to hide?
Bahā’u’llāh’s writings are strongly reminiscent of Sufi and mystic poetry not prophetic revelations. This is not strange because after all, he had lived with Sufis and mystics for two years in the mountains of Kurdistan and his sister had explicitly declared that he had been associating with mystics and Sufis for years when he was in Tehran.

Courtesy:- Twelve Principles – A Comprehensive Investigation on the Bahai Teachings