Monday, October 06, 2008

I Speak For The Trees!

Somebody needs to call the Lorax. Apparently even trees in Iran need an advocate for justice. Iran Press Watch describes the latest bizarre behavior of those who hate Baha'is:

"During the early hours of Saturday, 27 September 2008, the custodians and grounds-keepers of the Baha’i cemetery in Isfahan visited the cemetery (on the road leading to Nain in province of Yazd) and found all the trees cut to pieces.

It appears that in Iran, even for trees that are close to Baha’is – even deceased Baha’is – is a crime punishable by death. While we know that the current regime believes the Baha’i community has no right to live or even exist or even to die and be buried in this land, why should trees be deprived of the right to live and flourish? What crime, other than being close to Baha’is, did these trees commit?" (You can see photos of this senseless destruction here)

I suppose that the next step will be to declare the very stones infidels, dig them up and send them into exile.


  1. As American Bahai's, we have to constantly lift up the friends in prayer considering the insanity of persecution in Iran. I am always left with questions: How long will this go on?, What can I do to help? and Why them? The answers don't always come to me. The other appalling thing is the denial of education. However, the friends manage to come away with another idea. Are you aware of the online Bahai University? I heard about it at the recent Unit Convention.

    By the way, great interview on Bahai Perspective.

  2. Thanks Grady I have to agree.

  3. well said Phillipe... the way you put it really serves to underline how insane this latest action is.