The Tragedy Of The Baha'is

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on June 27, 2009

My great-grandfather, from whom our family derives our last name, knew the two main founders of the Baha’i religion.

My paternal grandfather taught our family to respect Baha’is and to treat them with affection. Theirs is an extraordinary faith.

I wish I could say that I was taken by surprise by stories like this one, and that I was heretofore unaware of the sad, common tale of persecution contained therein. But the truth is that the persecution of the Baha’is by the Islamic regime in Iran is a long-running affair.

Too bad so many people have failed to take notice for so long.

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