|Like Ghadafi Ian Semple occupied the Baha'i Supreme Seat for 42 Years !|
Here is a good article written by Juan Cole (an ex-Baha'i scholar) about Ian Semple :
I am producing some extract here, full text is available on the above link :
Al-Qaida believes in the destruction of secular, civil governments and replacing them with a fascist theocracy.
Baha'i theocrats believe in the destruction of secular, civil governments and replacing them with a fascist theocracy. Ian Semple, a member of the Baha'i Universal House of Justice, has for decades cast scorn on civil governments and spoken of his dream of a future when Baha'i Institutions will rule in their stead.
One pilgrim wrote,
"I recall being in Haifa in the '70s ('72 and '78) and hearing long talks about this from Ian Semple, on how the world was destined to be ruled by houses of justice and there will eventually be no distinction between church and state, with rather snide and smug comments about how at last the world will finally get it right and have God and Government fused through the power of the Baha'i covenant."
Note that this is the opposite of what `Abdu'l-Baha says in the Treatise on Leadership: (continues)
May God do justice with Ian "Sample"