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'Mr. Islamic Republic, Do You Know That A Baha'i Will Be Iran's President?'

Abdul Baha, founder of the Baha'i faith

Abdul Baha, founder of the Baha'i faith

An Iranian blogger, yarro, inspired by Obama's inauguration this week, writes "today, people...have reached such a level of intelligence that they look at each other only as human; color, religion, and other factors are not used for discrimination against each other."

The blogger adds that one day something similar could happen in Iran.

"I have a dream, a dream that one day in my country equality will be achieved. I might not be alive when that day comes, but it will definitely come, a day when someone, who doesn't believe in the Islamic Republic, without facing discrimination, will become Iran's president.... Yes, Mr. Islamic Republic, a day will come when a Baha'i will be [able] to become Iran's President."

It's not clear if the blogger is a member of the Baha'i faith, which faces widespread discrimination and persecution in Iran.

-- Golnaz Esfandiari

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