A Prophet can kill anyone whom he perceives to be an enemy to religionProf. Browne even admitted that, while to him he was unsure as to which side in the conflict was in the wrong, it seemed more likely to him that it was the Baha'is who were. Baha'i sources seem to admit without remorse that their people killed Bayanis, and they made such statements as this in response to criticism:
"You cannot pretend to deny that a Prophet who is an incarnation of the universal intelligence has as much right to remove [i.e. kill] anyone whom he perceives to be an enemy to religion and a danger to the welfare of mankind as a surgeon has to amputate a gangrened limb?"
(A Traveller's Narrative, p. 372).