Roni Segoly, I am joining you in spirit. I was in the city in 2005. The following quote is from the 19th century orientalist Peofessor E.G. Browne in his book A Traveler's Narrative. It is about Baha'u'llah, who was exiled from Tehran to Bagdad, to Adrianople (Edirne), and finally to Acre.
"A mild, dignified voice bade me be seated, and then continued: "Praise be to God, that thou hast attained! . . . Thou host come to see a prisoner and an exile.... We desire but the good of the world and the happiness of the nations; yet they deem us a stirrer-up of strife and sedition worthy of bondage and banishment.... That all nations should become one in faith and all men as brothers; that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened; that diversity of religion should cease, and differences of race be annulled -- what harm is there in this? . . . Yet so it shall be; these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the 'Most Great Peace' shall come.... Do not you in Europe need this also? Is not this that which Christ foretold? . . . Yet do we see your kings and rulers lavishing their treasures more freely on means for the destruction of the human race than on that which would conduce to the happiness of mankind.... These strifes and thus bloodshed and discord rust cease, and all men be as one kindred and one family.... Let not a May glory in this that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this: that he loves his kind...."
Such, so far as I can recall them, were the words which, besides many others, I heard from Baha. Let those who read them consider well with themselves whether such doctrines merit death and bonds, and whether the world is more likely to gain or lose by their diffusion."