Daesh frappe encore

Voici la nouvelle barbarie annoncée aujourd’hui par BFMTV:

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Le groupe Daesh (l’acronyme en arabe de l’Etat islamique) a affirmé que l’attentat perpétré ce lundi 8 août 2016 dans la ville pakistanaise de Quetta et qui a fait au moins 70 morts avait été mené par l’un de ses membres, selon l’agence Amaq, un organe de propagande de l’organisation jihadiste.
Une faction des talibans pakistanais, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, avait revendiqué plus tôt dans la journée l’attentat, qui a fait également plus de 100 blessés.

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Quand va s’arrêter ces massacres? Les états « civilisés » ont décidé que la réponse à ces barbaries serait d’intensifier les bombardements sur les bases de Daesh, en Irak, Syrie…

La foi Baha’ie au contraire cherche à éradiquer la racine de ce mal. La sauvagerie, les tueries et la haine sont l’expression d’une ignorance et d’un manque d’éducation. Il est vrai que le processus qui s’évertue à corriger des personnes dont l’âme est malade, est un processus très lent, mais très efficace. Il est sûrement important de punir à court terme ces actes, mais il faut en parallèle mener d’un pas ferme ces actions de transformation de l’homme vers sa vraie nature. C’est ce que font les Baha’is à travers le monde en suivant les instructions de Baha’u’llah pour instaurer cette société de paix tellement attendue depuis des milliers d’années.

Plus vite les hommes se rejoigneront à ces actes de service, plus rapide s’effectuera cette harmonie de bien vivre ensemble et plus vite l’homme intégrera que nous sommes tous les feuilles d’un même arbre, les goutes d’un même océan et les citoyens d’une même terre.

FB, August 8, 2016

A Tehran Baha’i Arrested

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At the morning of 3 august 2016, Iranian Intelligence Officers raided the house of baha’i citizen Mr. Yashar Rezvani in Tehran and he was arrested.

In this altercation the two doors of the house were broken and smashed. Personal items were confiscated and Mr. Yashar Rezvani was placed in custody.

The reasons for his arrest and the charges against him are unknown. But as in all cases of persecution against the Baha’i community, it is likely that this attack follows the continuing repression of the Baha’i community of Iran.

Yashar Rezvani is a Baha’i born in Kerman and lives in Tehran.

(translated from Bazdasht)

 

 

 

 

FB, August 4, 2016

Baha’i Prisoner Keyvan Pakzadan Released On Bail

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Keyvan Pakzadan, one of the baha’i citizen prisoner, was released today from Evin prison on bail.

He was arrested 33 days befor.

He was arrested on June, 1, 2016, at the home of his sister by Iran security forces.

The security forces, not only confiscated his personal belongings including personal computer and phone, but also during this raid operation, his sister’s house was searched too and some homeowner equipments was also seized.

 

 

 

Fereydoun Badkoubé, July 4, 2016

Baha’i Prisoner Afshin Seyyed Ahmad Moved To Rajai Shahr Quarantine Prison

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Recently arrested baha’i Afshin Seyyed Ahmad, was transferred today, 2016, July 2, to quarantine of ward number 12 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

He must serve his three year prison sentence.

This baha’i was already arrested, on November 7, 2012, and was released on bail.

This arrest is further evidence that the persecution of the Baha’is of Iran continue. Especially, it is proved that these arrests have no other cause, that membership of these people to the Baha’i faith.

 

 

 

Fereydoun Badkoubé, July 2, 2016

Baha’i Afshin Seyyed Ahmad Arrested Sent To Evin Prison

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Today at noon, Afshin Seyed Ahmad, after reporting to the court of Evin, was arrested and transferred to this prison.

This Baha’i citizen, who had already been sentenced to three years in prison, after a summons to the Court of Evin Prison, was arrested and sentenced to serve his three years in prison.

Already on November 7, 2012, Afshin Seyyed Ahmad, with another Baha’i Kamran Gheisar, both living in Karaj, were arrested by the Iranian security forces. Their houses were searched and they were transferred to an unknown location.

According to reliable sources, this Baha’i citizen, tomorrow will be transferred to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

 

 

 

 

 

FB June 28, 2016

Yazd Baha’i Prisoner Iraj Lohraseb Released

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Mr. Iraj Lohraseb, a Baha’i prisoner was released from prison of Yazd. He was charged with reporting on social networks the violation of the rights of Baha’is, and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. He was released today after serving his sentence.

It should be noted that during his two-year prison sentence he was denied of any furlough.

With the release of Mr. Iraj Lohraseb, the number of Baha’i prisoners was reduced to 44.

 

 

 

 

 

FB June 28, 2016

Capacité à apprendre

« …La capacité à apprendre, cet héritage si précieux reçu de Plans précédents, déborde le domaine de l’expansion et de la consolidation pour englober d’autres domaines de l’entreprise bahá’íe, notamment l’action sociale et la participation aux discours dominants dans la société… »

« …le principal objectif est d’initier un processus visant à développer, dans le groupement, des capacités grâce auxquelles ses habitants, mus par le désir de contribuer au bien-être spirituel et matériel de leurs communautés, peuvent commencer à offrir des actes de service… »

« …Bientôt, il se forme dans un groupement un noyau d’amis qui travaillent ensemble et se consultent, et organisent des activités. Pour que le processus de croissance continue de progresser, le nombre de personnes manifestant un même engagement doit augmenter, et leur capacité d’entreprendre une action systématique dans le cadre du Plan doit s’accroître en proportion. Et s’apparentant au développement d’un organisme vivant, la croissance peut se produire rapidement quand les conditions adéquates sont réunies… »

« …Évidemment, ce n’est pas le simple fait d’offrir une formation qui entraîne un progrès. Les efforts en vue de développer les capacités ne suffisent pas si des dispositions ne sont pas rapidement prises en vue d’accompagner, dans l’arène du service, les personnes formées. Un niveau de soutien adéquat exige beaucoup plus que des paroles d’encouragement. Lorsqu’on se prépare à entreprendre une tâche inhabituelle, travailler aux côtés d’une personne qui possède une certaine expérience permet d’être plus conscient des possibilités. L’assurance d’une aide concrète peut donner à celui qui s’apprête à tenter une nouvelle expérience le courage d’initier une activité pour la première fois. Les âmes approfondissent ainsi leur compréhension ensemble, échangeant avec humilité les compréhensions que chacune possède à un moment donné et désireuses d’apprendre de leurs compagnons de voyage dans le sentier du service. L’hésitation s’estompe et la capacité s’accroît jusqu’à ce qu’une personne puisse mener des activités de façon indépendante et, à son tour, en accompagner d’autres dans le même sentier… »

« …Leurs actions sont toujours motivées par le désir de voir s’accroître les capacités d’autrui et par celui de cultiver des amitiés basées sur la coopération et la réciprocité… »

(Maison Universelle de Justice, 29 décembre 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FB June 27, 2016

Accumulez les trésors célestes

« O vous, croyants de Dieu ! Ne considérez pas votre petit nombre par rapport à la multitude des nations. Cinq grains de blé seront imprégnés de la bénédiction céleste tandis que mille tonnes d’ivraie n’auront aucun résultat ni effet. Un seul arbre productif contribuera à la vie de la société tandis que mille tonnes de forêts d’arbres sauvages ne porteront aucun fruit. La plaine est couverte de cailloux mais les pierres précieuses sont rares. Une seule perle vaut mieux que mille déserts de sable et en particulier cette perle inestimable qui est dotée de la bénédiction divine. Bientôt. des milliers de perles en naîtront. Quand cette perle s’associe aux cailloux et devient leur intime, ils sont eux aussi transformés en perles. »

« … ne prenez donc aucun repos, ne recherchez pas la quiétude, ne vous attachez pas aux richesses de ce monde éphémère: libérez-vous de tout attachement et efforcez-vous coeur et âme, de vous établir pleinement dans le royaume de Dieu. Accumulez les trésors célestes. Devenez de jour en jour plus éclairés. Approchez-vous de plus en plus près du seuil de l’unité. Devenez les manifestations des faveurs spirituelles et les aurores des lumières infinies ! »

« Quant aux enseignants, ils doivent se dépouiller complètement des vieux habits et se revêtir d’un vêtement nouveau. Selon les paroles du Christ. ils doivent atteindre l’état de reconnaissance, c’est-à-dire, alors qu’ils naquirent la première fois au sein de la mère, ils doivent maintenant renaître au sein du monde de la nature. Tout comme ils sont à présent inconscients des expériences du monde foetal, ils doivent aussi oublier complètement les imperfections du monde de la nature. Ils doivent être baptisés de l’eau de la vie, du feu de l’amour de Dieu et du souffle de l’Esprit-Saint, se satisfaire de peu de nourriture mais prendre une grande part au banquet céleste. Ils doivent se libérer de toute tentation et convoitise et être pleins d’esprit. Par l’effet de leur souffle pur, ils doivent changer la pierre en rubis étincelant et la coquille en perle. Tel le nuage des ondées printanières, ils doivent transformer le sol aride en roseraie et en verger. Ils doivent donner la vue aux aveugles et l’entendement aux sourds ; rallumer et embraser ceux qui sont éteints et ressusciter les morts. »
(Tablettes du Plan Divin, pp. 43-44 – Édition stencilée – Maison d’Editions Baha’ies – Bruxelles – 1974.)

FB June 27, 2016

Nine Baha’i Businesses Allowed To Reopen

Nine Baha’i-run businesses in Sari and Ramsar, which were sealed by local authorities on May 1, have been given permission to reopen. The Baha’i businesses were shut down by the authorities because they had closed to allow the Baha’is working there to observe Baha’i holy days. But the authorities’ action was illegal, since the law allows all businesses in Iran, except for essential services, to close for up to 15 days per year.

The news that the businesses may reopen is surprising and gives hope that the authorities may begin to observe the law in their relations with Baha’is. The 6 Baha’i businesses in Kerman province that were closed down in April 2015 are still sealed, and another 7 have since been shut down. The picture is similar across Iran: Baha’i businesses are frequently closed down but seldom allowed to reopen. However a number of international business leaders have recently been pressuring Iran to halt its economic discrimination against Baha’is, “as an affront to the freedom to do business.”

source from sen’s daily

 

 

FB May 15, 2016

Be A Baha’i In Iran

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This article originaly published by ICHRI

Last year, 50 hectares (123.5 acres) of farm land were confiscated by the Iranian government from Ziaollah Motearefi, who had legally purchased the land, simply because he is a follower of the Baha’i faith. Now the government is trying to take what’s left of his land, which includes office and residential buildings, after having ignored his complaints for years.

Motearefi described his ordeal for the first time in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

“If they had told me from day one that I cannot work in my country because of my religion, I would have left and spared myself all the hard work,” he said. “I could have worked and had a comfortable life anywhere in the world. But I stayed here because I love my country. I am one of the most law-abiding citizens of this country. Throughout my life I planted flowers and gave life to trees. This was not the treatment I deserved. Why should I be facing all this trouble only because I’m a Baha’i?”

Motearefi told the Campaign that 50 hectares (123.5 acres) of his farm and dairy land were transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, which oversees agriculture in Iran, by order of Branch 5 of the Appeals Court in the city of Semnan (133 miles south of Tehran) on September 23, 2015.

According to Motearefi, who is the general manager of Miyoun Loubar (an agricultural and dairy farming company), his confiscated land, which includes 18,000 trees, is worth more than 200 billion rials ($6.6 million USD). The Ministry of Agriculture Jihad is currently trying to confiscate his remaining 3,552 sq. meters (more than 38,000 sq. feet) of land, which includes office and residential buildings.

Motearefi said that he had purchased the land through payment installments made to the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, but after the last payment was made, the government claimed he had failed to make rent payments and proceeded to confiscate his land.

“When we paid the last installment, we were supposed to go to the notary office to get the deed to the land in our name. But they took our money and never gave us the deed. Instead, they told us to shut down operations and hand over the land to the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad,” he said.

“We received a notice from the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad in 2011 that they had foreclosed our land because we had failed to pay rent. But we told them we had not seen the verdict,” added Motearefi. “In any case, we owned the land and paid for it. Why should we be paying rent?”

The Baha’i community is one of the most severely persecuted religious minorities in Iran. The faith is not recognized in the Islamic Republic’s Constitution and its members face harsh discrimination in all walks of life as well as prosecution for the public display of their faith.

Complaints Ignored by Rouhani Government

“I worked so hard for 30 years of my life and now I have to let go of everything. Why? Because they say one thing and do another,” said Motearefi. “They say they don’t care about your beliefs, but in reality they do. All the officials in Semnan and Tehran told me to give up. They said they could not help me because of orders from higher-ups.”

He continued: “I believed the officials when they said they aren’t bothered by anyone’s beliefs. I thought I could talk to them and resolve the issues. But over the years I have written several letters to the Larijani brothers [powerful Iranian politicians], [former President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad, [President Hassan] Rouhani and the prosecutor general and I haven’t received any reply.”

“I told the Judge that under Islam’s Sharia Law, if a person purchases a piece of land he becomes the owner. But the judge said that law does not apply to the government,” said Motearefi. “I don’t understand it. Why can the government renege on its commitments but citizens can’t? If I did such a thing, I would be considered a criminal. So what are they?”

“I cannot take all this land to my grave,” said Motearefi. “But why does a tree that can live 300 years have to dry up? Why do so many workers have to lose their jobs? Why were the farm animals sold for nothing and farm equipment left to rot?”

“I know they will [eventually] take the remaining 3,552 meters of my land and I can’t do anything about it,” he added. “A month after confiscating the 50 hectares, they cut water and electricity to the rest of my land where we still have workers and their families living, as well as some farm animals. We trucked-in water from the city for the animals every day and we have a motor to produce electricity to carry out our work for a few hours each day.”

Motearefi told the Campaign that he received a health permit in 1996 to produce cow milk and eventually became the country’s top milk producer, “but then [the government] started coming after my land and one of the officials told me that I should not own any dairy animals because I’m a Baha’i.”

“I started working on this land as a farmer in 1982. In 1994 I became general manager of the Miyoun Loubar agricultural and dairy farming company in Semnan,” explained Motearefi. “My wife and I were the largest shareholders of this land. We planted olive, pomegranate and pistachio trees as well as saffron. I was the first to plant olive trees in Semnan even though all the officials said it was impossible under such a climate. But I did it. We started with about 110 milk cows. Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad frequently commended our work, and state radio and television aired a documentary about us.”

Motearefi told the Campaign that he had no choice but to sell his remaining cattle and sheep because it would not be possible to keep them after the government eventually confiscates his remaining land.

 

 

May 6, 2016