The Bahāʾī Mafia: Part 1




The Bahāʾī Mafia: Part 1

A two hour podcast conversation undertaken via Skype on 4 January 2019 between Wahid Azal and Iranian academic Philosopher of Mind Keyvan Yahya'i (session 3) discussing the Bahāʾī Mafia. We touch on the organized crime and cosa nostra character of the Bahāʾī organization from its inception; the murder of Shoghi Effendi in the UK in 1957 and the internal “gang wars” behind the assorted crises of power in each generation; the real circumstances of Baha’u’llah’s death from typhoid and the controversy around his initial burial;  ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s coup d’etat against his brother Muhammad Ali; the totalitarianism of the Bahāʾī Administrative Order; the manipulation of rank and file Baha’is and internal repression of dissent; a brief history of the talisman@indiana.edu list; John Walbridge’s infamous “Majnun” post and the circumstances behind it; Juan R.I. Cole’s tendentious Baha’i scholarship; the naïveté of liberal Bahāʾīs and the even more criminal naïveté of Iranian pro-democracy activists in their anti-IRI alliance of convenience with the Bahāʾīs; the UHJ and Stephan Birkland’s inquisition of Juan Cole and John Walbridge in 1996; the current actors of Baha’i skulduggery online like Kavian Milani, Iman Motlagh and the fictitious “Tooraj Amini”; the 2006 Indian espionage case; the alliance of convenience of online Haifan Baha’is with neo-Nazis and far-right Russian trolls; the Amanats and the demonization of Abbas Amanat in the 1990s; the tragic passing of Ramez Soltanian in Perth, Australia; personal reminisces about the family of Wahid Azal,  etc. Apologies for sometimes bad quality sound and brief cut-offs.
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When Shoghi Effendi was declared a Shi’ite Muslim https://wahidazal.blogspot.com/2018/09/when-shoghi-effendi-was-declared-shii.html
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http://bahai-library.com/published.uhj/counsellors.html
THE INSTITUTION OF THE COUNSELLORS
A Document Prepared by the Universal House of Justice
January 29 2001

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Protection of the Cause (pp. 15-16)
Although deepening the friends' understanding of the Covenant and increasing their love and loyalty to it are of paramount importance, the duties of the Auxiliary Board members for Protection do not end here. The Board members must remain ever vigilant, monitoring the actions of those who, driven by the promptings of ego, seek to sow the seeds of doubt in the minds of the friends and undermine the Faith. In general, whenever believers become aware of such problems, they should immediately contact whatever institution they feel moved to turn to, whether it be a Counsellor, an Auxiliary Board member, the National Spiritual Assembly or their own Local Assembly. It then becomes the duty of that institution to ensure that the report is fed into the correct channels and that all the other institutions affected are promptly informed. Not infrequently, the responsibility will fall on an Auxiliary Board member, in coordination with the Assembly concerned, to take some form of action in response to the situation. This involvement will include counselling the believer in question; warning him, if necessary, of the consequences of his actions; and bringing to the attention of the Counsellors the gravity of the situation, which may call for their intervention. Naturally, the Board member has to exert every effort to counteract the schemes and arrest the spread of the influence of those few who, despite attempts to guide them, eventually break the Covenant.

The need to protect the Faith from the attacks of its enemies may not be generally appreciated by the friends, particularly in places where attacks have been infrequent. However, it is certain that such opposition will increase, become concerted, and eventually universal. The writings clearly foreshadow not only an intensification of the machinations of internal enemies, but a rise in the hostility and opposition of its external enemies, whether religious or secular, as the Cause pursues its onward march towards ultimate victory. Therefore, in the light of the warnings of the Guardian, the Auxiliary Boards for Protection should keep "constantly" a "watchful eye" on those "who are known to be enemies, or to have been put out of the Faith", discreetly investigate their activities, alert intelligently the friends to the opposition inevitably to come, explain how each crisis in God's Faith has always proved to be a blessing in disguise, and prepare them for the "dire contest which is destined to range the Army of Light against the forces of darkness".
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BAHAI SPY RING IN INDIA BUSTED
http://bahaispyringbustedii.blogspot.com/

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Baha’i CULT FAQ

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“Freedom of Conscience is a Dangerous Delusion from Christianity ~ Douglas Martin, former UHJ member

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