I recently left this religion. As far as it being a cult, I think it's a mixed bag. Unlike most cults there aren't really any obstacles to leaving nor is there any separation from society. However, there are some deceptive practices that you don't see before joining.
The following text has been announced by Ferqeh News, Bahman, 2, 1396:
“Although the Baha’ism organization is going to hide its crimes against the Iranian nation by pretending to be oppressed during the Pahlavi era; the Pahlavi era can be truly called the period of preaching Baha’ism. Because when Pahlavi overruled Iran Baha’ism was extensively preached and Islam was feuded.
What Baha'ism claims and; of course how it behaves!!!!
The dear users have continually heard about this claimed principle by the deviant cult of Baha'ism:" The separation of religion from polities" The performance of the Baha'i leaders have challenged this principle continually from the beginning of the establishing this cult till now. It is worthy to be thought whether this claim is influenced when they make decisions or it is just a claim to deviant the public thought in the books and media. The following report originated from SAVAK documents in order for Baha'i leader contradictions to be revealed:
PArviz Sabeti was the most famous manager of third general office of SAVAK and was the offspring of Hussein. He was born in Sangsar, Semnan city, 1315 S.H. in a Baha’i family. He passed his elementary educations in Husseiniyeh and Shahpasand schools in Sangsar and continued his high school years in Firouz Bahram school in Tehran city. In 1337, he received his B.S. degree in law course from Tehran university of. At that year, he was employed in SAVAK. In 1345, he was appointed as the chairman of the first office of the third general office of SAVAK. In 1349, he became the second assistant of the third general office of SAVAK. He continued this post by the end of the Pahlavi regime. Parviz Sabet had been introduced to SAVAK on Bahman 1337 by the then general director of the sixth general office of SAVAK: called Zarrabi. He has written his biography to employ in SAVAK as follows:
Lieutenant general Asadullah Saniee, Muhammad Reza’s adjutant was one of the main Baha’i men in the second Pahlavi courtWritten by Super User
By: Mariyam Sadeqi
Saniee was the most influential person in applying Baha’i people in the second Pahlavi court.
A meeting was held in district 10 in Shiraz in Mr. Farhang Azadegan’s house supervised by Mr. Loqmani participating 9 Baha’is. After reciting the letter, Mr. Valiullah Loqmani gave a lecture letter concerning the world religions and Baha’is martyrs. He added: Baha’is, study more and judge consciously in order for others to know what Baha’ism means nowadays when they possess more freedom. In the previous time the Baha’i friends could say they were Baha’is and they couldn’t proselytize; but we are now ordered from America and London clearly to agonize the Islamic nation in Iran and Muslim countries by obeying fashion and proselytism in order for them not to tell Imam Hussein was the conqueror of the world and Ali the master of the world. These Muslims will be killed by the Baha’is at last and the Excellency Bahaullah’s world will be progressed.