On November 11, 2000, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
reported that "in 1863, a Persian nobleman known as Baha'u'llah
declared he was God's newest messenger, the fulfillment of prophecies
from past religions and the bearer of new laws for modern society. His
message spread quickly, and far beyond the Middle East. By 1900, some of
his followers, now known as Baha'is, arrived in Milwaukee after helping
establish a Baha'i community in Kenosha a few years earlier...A century
later, there are more than 100 Baha'is living in...
On November 10, 2000, the Chicago Sun Times
reported that "hundreds of followers of the Baha'i religion from across
the region are expected to gather in their grand house of worship in
Wilmette Saturday evening to mark the Birth of Baha'u'llah, one of the
most important celebrations on their religious calendar. Baha'u'llah,
the founder of Baha'i, was born in Persia (now Iran) 183 years ago
Sunday...Baha'i is a monotheistic religion that worships Allah.
Baha'u'llah, who is not worshipped, is its prophet, but the religion