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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Adapted from website:] Tasnim News Agency

[Date:] 24 Shahrivar 1395 [14 September 2016]


When a Pro-Baha’ism Feminist Becomes a Special Agent on Human Rights in Iran!

The selection of Asma Jahangir, a human rights activist, as the UN special rapporteur on Iran is just a beautiful showcase of the story.

According to the Tasnim News Agency media group, it was reported that Asma Jahangir will replace Ahmad Shaheed, the UN special rapporteur on Iran. The news of the replacement first surfaced on Ahmad Shaheed’s Twitter account, where he wrote, “Asma Jahangir has been selected as the new UN rapporteur on Iran.” He also announced the end of his mission on Iran in November (Mehr/Aban)…

Is Asma Jahangir a Defender of Baha’i Rights in Iran?

But in addition to the above, one of the most controversial allegations against Asma Jahangir and her family in Pakistan is that Asma Jahangir is a Qadiani...

The important point is that from the point of view of many historians and scholars, there are fundamental similarities between the emergence of the Qadiani, or “Ahmadiyya”, sect in India in the late 19th century and the perverse Baha’i sect in Qajar Iran.

Just like Mirza [sic] Ali-Muhammad Bab, who created the Babi sect (the main source of the Baha’i sect) with British support to bring division in the ranks of the Shiites, Mirza Ghulam-Ahmad created a sect in Pakistan under the protection of Britain to create division among the Muslims of India.

Deutsche Welle, a German news agency, confirms this and reports, “Asma Jahangir was responsible for reporting to the United Nations from 2004 to 2010 on freedom of belief and religion. During this period, she repeatedly criticized the violation of the rights of Baha’is in Iran.”

All these cases are [alarming] and require the care and vigilance of the officials. What are the goals of a person who is a kind of defender of the rights of the Baha’is and in less than a month will be selected by the United Nations as the UN special rapporteur on Iran?!

Therefore, it is appropriate for the officials and those in charge of international affairs at the diplomatic and human rights level to observe the possible events and actions of these UN representatives, seemingly related to human rights. Those in charge of women’s and family affairs should look at such appointments with more tact and insight, and follow up on issues related to women and the family with sharpness.