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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Adapted from website:] 8 Dey News

[Date:] 7 Khordad 1393 [28 May 2014]


Mourning of Rouhani’s Government Media For A Corrupt Baha’i!

According to 8-Dey News, quoting Kheybar Online, the mourning of the official government media for the death of a Baha’i, and their conformity with the media affiliated with the U.S. and British intelligence agencies and some counter-revolutionary media, caused surprise, and at the same time, exposed the line of thought of the operators of these media.

The state news agencies IRNA, ISNA and Cultural Heritage published the news of Houshang Seyhoun’s death. In publishing half of his biography, they refused to mention his affiliation with the perverse Baha’i sect, membership in the Rotary Club of North Tehran, the Zionist Freemasons, and corruption caused by his management at the University of Tehran.

According to the report, the official media of the government, while covering only a part of his Baha’i artistic activities, said that he was known as one of the effective and influential members in founding the Rotary Club of North Tehran.

Houshang Seyhoun, who promoted obscenity during his tenure at the College of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran, was abroad for many years and had set up galleries for special people in Hollywood, Washington, Berlin and Canada.

Houshang Seyhoun was born in 1299 [1920] in Tehran to a Baha’i family. His father was a Jew who had joined the perverse Baha’i sect. After graduating from high school in 1319 [1930], he went to the University of Tehran and studied architecture at the College of Fine Arts.

At that time, the French government controlled this college with the aim of instilling and influencing its culture and art as much as possible and influencing the Iranians and students of this college, so much so that French professors taught in this college without receiving any payment from the Iranian government. In addition to educational services, the French government provided scholarships to a number of students in each course and took them to France. Seyhoun was one of those students who went to France with a scholarship awarded by the French government and completed his higher education under its supervision.

Houshang Seyhoun returned to Iran in 1328 [1949/1950]. He was immediately employed by the university as an associate professor and began teaching. In 1341 [1962/1963], he was appointed dean of the college. Some see Seyhoun’s affiliation with Baha’ism and his membership in the Rotary Club, while others see his close proximity to the [imperial] court, as the main reason for his rapid promotion and appointment to the presidency of the College of Fine Arts.

The College of Fine Arts also had several Baha’i professors. Architect Houshang Seyhoun, the dean of the college, was a Baha’i. Other professors at the university include Eshragh-Khavari, a professor of architecture, as well as Engineer Abbas Amanat, the designer and builder of the Mashriqu’l-Adkar, the great Baha’i temple, and the tombs of Seyyed Ali Muhammad Bab, Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi [sic] in the occupied Palestine, and the Mashriqu’l-Adkar of Baha’is, which are on Mount Carmel in occupied Palestine.

Houshang Seyhoun was one of the most active members of the North Rotary Club. North Rotary Club is the third rotary club that was established in Iran and was accepted as an International Rotary member in 1339 [1960/1961].

He was the organizer of student trips and university camps, and every year he sent several groups of students, male and female together, on so-called scientific trips to different parts of Iran. Such trips were a means of spreading corruption and of drawing students into the quagmire of moral death.

After all, isn’t the cultural breach in the state media a cause for concern? Perhaps these media outlets want to show their real identification by such norm-breaking actions, based on the proposal of the eleventh government, which asked everyone to speak with their identification document.

With such norm-breaking actions, they want to show their real identification.

After the death of spy Richard Frye, this was the second time the state media had mourned the death of a special person who, from the beginning of the year was known as “[important to] culture”.