Devalues the Bahai Religion
Into Political Shoghism
Karen Gasser M.A. and Gordon Campbell M.A.
World Union for Universal Religion and
Universal Peace, Free Bahais
- A HANDWRITING ANALYSIS OF THE TESTAMENT IN 1930
The fictitious Will and Testament of Abdul Baha is discovered to be a falsification by a London handwriting expert — Further external indirect proof of falsification – The reaction of the Guardian to these accusations – Time works against the Guardian
“Protect yourselves with utmost vigilance, lest you be entrapped In the snare of deception and fraud.” 11
In her book The Bahai Religion and Its Enemy, the Bahai Organization (Rutland 1929), the American Ruth White directed sharp attacks against the alleged testament of Abdul Baha and the man it favored, Shoghi (Effendi) Rabbani. The contents of this alleged testament were not only a reversal of the teachings of Baha’u’llah themselves, but they also stand in direct contradiction to the commentary and explanations concerning these teachings by Abdul Baha.
In March of the following year, 1930, Shoghi wrote a letter which was published in April by the German National Spiritual Assembly of Bahais and published in New York In 1938 In the series of letters of the “World Order of Baha’u’llah”. In this writing, the Bahai world was warned by Shoghi about the slowly forming truth of the alleged testament of Abdul Baha with the words, “For let every earnest upholder of the Cause of Baha’u’llah realize that … this Infant Faith will have to contend with enemies more powerful and more insidious than the cruelest torturers and the most fanatic clerics who have afflicted it In the past…” 12
This sentence represents a pure diversionary tactic because the attacks of the clergy, particularly in the Western world, are completely insignificant compared to the sharp criticism from the ranks of non-organized Bahais. These highly dangerous enemies described by Shoghi are simply the factual evidences which in the time to follow would be presented against his system. Only a few days later, Shoghi received a letter from Mrs. White (dated March 19, 1930) requesting the original document of the alleged last will of Abdul Baha for analysis by a handwriting expert who was familiar with Persian script. Although the receipt of this letter was acknowledged by Shoghi’s secretary, a reply never came.