1. Frederick Glaysher
.........But the Faith harbors lots of big egos (everyone has one). You won't notice them until there is a major disagreement. Having a sin-covered eye will not prevent the existence of backbiting and prejudice by those in the community doing it. It just means one is not looking hard enough to notice. It will always be there, though, like ego. Again: "the Baha'i Faith doesn't harbor people with big egos. They end up either losing their egos or losing their faith."

........But I've witnessed huge egos in the Baha'i Faith that received the VIP treatment because of their relationship to famous Baha'is who knew Baha'u'llah. Part of the reason I'm no longer a Baha'i is because of this hypocrisy. These particular people were, in my direct observation of them, a great cause of disunity. For instance, one "big ego" (who was good at feigning humility) that I knew personally--he was Iranian--divided my whole community for ten years. The Iranians all sided with him because of his big-shot family name. He was far more destructive (backbiting, slander and litigation) than any "covenant-breaker."

Web: Newsgroups: alt.religion.bahai, talk.religion.misc

2. Professor Juan Cole
February 23, 1999:

"There is nothing to be puzzled by. Right wing Baha'is only like to hear the sound of their own voices (which are the only voices they will admit to being "Baha'i" at all). Obviously, the world is so constructed that they cannot in fact only hear their own voices. They are forced to hear other voices that differ from theirs. This most disturbs them when the voices come from enrolled Baha'is or when the voices speak of the Baha'i faith. The way they sometimes deal with the enrolled Baha'is is to summon them to a heresy inquiry and threaten them with being shunned if they do not fall silent. With non-Baha'is or with ex-Baha'is, they deal with their speech about the faith by backbiting, slandering and libelling the speaker. You will note that since I've been on this list I have been accused of long-term heresy, of "claiming authority," of out and out lying (though that was retracted, twice), of misrepresentation, of 'playing fast and loose with the facts,' and even of being 'delusional.' I have been accused of all these falsehoods by *Baha'is*, by prominent Baha'is. I have been backbitten by them. This shows that all the talk about the danger a sharp tongue can do, all the talk about the need for harmony, for returning poison with honey, for a sin-covering eye, is just *talk* among right wing Baha'is. No one fights dirtier than they when they discover a voice they cannot silence and cannot refute....


3. Nosrat置値lah Bahremand
Nosrat置値lah Bahremand was declared a Covenant-breaker in 2003. Nosrat置値lah Bahremand, a Persian Bahai from Perth, Australia, openly accepted the claims of Mason Remey and Joel Marangella. Joel Marangella appointed him a 滴and of the Cause and 天ice-President of the 典hird International Bah癇 Council which Marangella had established in 2006. In May 2007 Marangella appointed him as his successor.Mr. Nosrat置値lah Bahremand is a writer on the Faith, his articles are well read. Recently he wrote an answer to Ali Nakhjawani article,乃HE ILLEGITIMACY AND FRAUD OF THE BOGUS UHJ THROUGH ALI NAKHJAVANI担 BLATANT PERVERSION OF THE TRUTH. This article has send tremor waves across the Haifian Organization.


4. Enayatullah Yazdani
Enayatullah (Zabih) Yazdani was declared a Covenant-breaker in June 2005. A Persian by origin, Enayatullah (Zabih) Yazdani, migrated to Sydney, Australia, accepted the Guardianship of Mason Remey many years ago. In 2004 he openly propagated his long-held view that Remey was the legitimate successor to Shoghi Effendi and, moreover, accepted Donald Harvey as the 典hird Guardian and Jacques Soghomonian as the 擢ourth Guardian. Soghomonian recently appointed Yazdani to succeed him as 擢ifth Guardian upon his death.


5. Sen McGlinn
I became a Bahai in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974 and was part of the small Bahai community of Kaikoura, a coastal town on New Zealand痴 South Island. Later I spent some time as a Bahai 叢ioneer on the Chatham Islands, and was part of the Bahai communities in various other towns in New Zealand, and later in the Netherlands.

I have served on Local Spiritual Assemblies, as an 疎ssistant, and on local and regional Bahai committees. I am currently a moderator for the H-Bahai discussion list, and can usually be found for a chin-wag on the Talisman9 discussion list (

In late 2005 I was removed from the rolls of the Bahai community, following a decision of the Universal House of Justice. I have put up some of the documents on a page here, in response to speculations about the reasons for the decision. I have applied to be re-enrolled periodically, and in the meantime continue as a believing and practicing unenrolled Bahai. There are some informal reflections on being unenrolled in an email in my archive called 層ho belongs.

I am interested especially in Bahai theology (theology is what Bahais usually call 租eepening, but conducted in a systematic and self-critical way) and, within that, in political theology (which Bahais call 奏he social teachings). I wrote my MA dissertation on Church and State in Islam and the Bahai Faith, and am now working on a study of the institutions of the Bahai community, which is intended to become a PhD thesis.


6. Michael McKenny
He was expelled from Bahaism as he was member of revolutionary talisman list in 1997. He questioned some intricacies in the bahai faith like no women in UHJ, no spirituality or community values in bahai society. He was expelled!

Web: (McKenny Michael)

7. Alison Marshall
Alison Marshall became a Baha'i in 1980, when she was introduced to it by a Maori couple. She settled in her South Island hometown, Dunedin, serving on its Local Spiritual Assembly for several years. In 1994, she began subscribing to the email forum, Talisman, which was started by University of Indiana Professor John Walbridge for the academic discussion of the Baha'i Faith. The Baha'i leadership, accustomed to carefully controlling information concerning their religion, soon became alarmed at the freewheeling discourse on Talisman and cracked down in 1996, threatening prominent posters with being shunned as "covenant-breakers". (This is the Baha'i term of schismatics. The creation of alternative sects is anathema to a religion that sees world unity as its mission.)

Alison, who had until then been quietly learning from the active Talisman posters began speaking out against what she felt was the unjust treatment of her fellow-believers. In March 2000, Alison was suddenly expelled from membership in the Baha'i community on the instructions of the Universal House of Justice, the religion's governing body with its seat in Haifa, Israel. The only explanation given her was that her "behavior and attitude" disqualified her for Baha'i membership. However, Marshall was able to obtain an explanatory email message from Haifa to the New Zealand National Spiritual Assembly from acquaintences who were given copies when they inquired about her case.


8. Mr. Mohammad (Yusuf) Muquit
Mr. Mohammad (Yusuf) Muquit was declared a Covenant Breaker in 2006.Mr. Muquit has affirmed his belief in Charles Mason Remey痴 claims to the Guardianship. He visited the United States to study with Neal Chase, a follower of Leland Jensen and a claimant to the Guardianship. Mr. Muquit has also accepted Mr. Neal Chase痴 claims.



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