I just got the news that David Hofman, the producer of Education Under Fire documentary has appeared on New York Nightly News to talk about the violations of the human rights of the Baha’is of Iran by the Islamic Republic Regime of Iran for over 30 years. i suppose the media hopes to let the public know that human rights to education for all is not respected by the Islamic Republic; the Islamic government does not believe that education is a human rights. Many are just learning that for Iranian regime, some two leggeds are more human than others base on their arbitrary decisions. To my surprise some people have become used to the boiling waters of human rights violations all over the world and find it fruitless to speak up. One such person remarked; who do you think will listen; the Islamic Republic has power so they can violate others as they please! In Iran one religion is of God and the rest are enemies of God deserving to be punished. On the other hand, one of my colleagues asked, with great sense of frustration, how long will the rest of the world sit and watch a government such as Islamic Republic Regime of Iran be subjecting its citizens to the inhuman and outdated values and practices of the Dark ages?
It has been quite a while since the civilized world has accepted and signed the Declaration of Human Rights. Amongst these human rights is the right to education for all. The statement declares:
Education is a right, like the right to have proper food or a roof over your head. Article 26 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to education”. Education is not only a right but a passport to human development. It opens doors and expands opportunities and freedoms. It contributes to fostering peace, democracy and economic growth as well as improving health and reducing poverty. The ultimate aim of Education for All (EFA) is sustainable development.
In the year 2000, the world’s governments adopted the six EFA goals and the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the two most important frameworks in the field of education. The education priorities of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are shaped by these objectives.
Many have come to realize that the Baha’i community and its progressive values must be viewed as a threat by the Islamic Regime and its authors from the very inception of the Revolution in Iran and every attempt is made to crush and decapitate the Baha’i community and what it stands for. Depriving the Baha’i youth of education is part of this orchestrated plan of decapitation and dehumanization of the Baha’i community of Iran.
Ironically the outcome seems to be proving just opposite of what Iranian Regime had in mind! The civilized world is increasingly taking an active role in shedding light to what is supposed to happen in Iran under the cover of Darkness and by the Dark forces.
We take pleasure to be joining the civilized world and help voice the cry of the meek and defend the rights of all to education.
It is encouraging to see the outrage of Australian MP’s in regards to the violations of human rights of the Baha’is of Iran. Australian MPs call upon Iran to protect human rights; “There must be no more serious and heinous act in this world than a government turning on its own people and committing violent atrocities on its own citizenry,” said Ms. O’Dwyer.
Please join with us in this campaign of Education Under Fire by talking to all who care and making sure more and more are aware. Darkness is no match for light, but to eradicate this much darkness, we need a whole lot more light to shine. “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world”, assures us all Baha’u’llah.