[A-List] Congress Hears Testimony on Serious Situations of the Baha'is in Iran and Egypt
mstainsby at resist.ca
Sat Aug 4 16:25:34 MDT 2007
> I know nothing of the Ba'hai. I only know that when I visited their
> shrine in Haifa (1971) they seemed to me rather frantically pro-US
> and in the best terms with the Zionist establishment in Israel. I
> left the place convinced that if they had no links with the CIA, then
> they might some day establish them. But, I repeat: I don't know
> almost anything about the sect, and all these were fervent
> impressions of a young socialist (Zionist) on a rush hour visit.
Again, only anecdoctal: In Montreal, working the streets for different
Palestinian support groups, the one place we never even bothered-- of all
the non-Jewish religious houses/shrines/etc (protestants, Sikhs, all
Muslims, Catholics, etc) were the Ba'hai temples, who were rabidly
pro-Israel. For whatever reason, this is fairly across the board for the
It really is of little importance whether or not their tiny sect is funded
by the CIA so long as they are willing to help out whether they are paid
or not. Their allegiance worldwide is rabidly pro-Israel; whether that is
because of some ideolgical pro-Zionism it would be pretty damn tough to
They are not harmless to the Palestinians living in refugee camps.
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