Iran's ongoing persecution and oppression of its Bahai community is getting at least some attention in the Western media:
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A top Baha'i official has criticized Iran's claim that the six imprisoned leaders of the religious minority were held for security reasons and not because of their faith.
Bani Dugal, the principal representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations, called Iran's assertion "utterly baseless."
"The allegations are not new, and the Iranian government knows well that they are untrue," Dugal said on Wednesday, quoted in a news release issued by the Baha'i movement.
"The documented plan of the Iranian government has always been to destroy the Baha'i community, and these latest arrests represent an intensification of this plan."
Iran's detestable Islamic government did not invent the idea of terrorizing and marginalizing the kuffar. This idea harks back to the very beginnings of Islam and the teachings of Islam's founder. The Mullahs are only continuing a centuries-long track record of Muslim oppression and eventual annihilation of non Muslims in Muslim societies. Remember the many victims of Islam, of which is a tiny sampling:
- Afghanistan used to be a Buddhist state
- Zoroastrianism used to be the state religion of Persia
- Christian and Jewish communities used to thrive in most of the Arab Peninsula and the Middle East
- Constantinople was a formerly the center of eastern Christianity.