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

 

[Adapted from website:] Religions News Agency (Adyan News)

[Date:] 12 Dey 1398 [2 January 2020]

 

Baha’ism is a Model of ISIS’s Brutal Behaviour in the Present Era

Analysis of Different Dimensions of the Perverse Baha’i Sect

According to Religions News Agency, this afternoon, Hojatoleslam Ali-Reza Rouzbahani—director of the specialized centre of Sects and Religions of Qom Theological Seminary and director of the Research Group of Heretical Sects—spoke at a conference on 200 years of violence, betrayal and superstition of the perverse Baha’i sect at Noshirvani University of Technology. He said, “The perverse Baha’i sect is a political thought that casts doubt on Mahdism [Millennialism] by destroying the religious thought and attacking the pure principles of Islam.”

He added, “It sickens the inquisitive minds of the youth and the revolutionary youth. It is an organizational sect and a party-oriented current, and is constantly influencing the important elements of the country and decision-making institutions.”

The director of the specialized centre of Sects and Religions of Qom Theological Seminary pointed out, “This sect tries to challenge the religious and the Islamic community, and all its efforts are aimed at destroying the face of pure Islam, the infallible and pure Holy Family. Scientific and false claims are made by some individuals in this perverse sect.”

In the conference on 200 years of violence, betrayal and superstition of the perverse Baha’i sect, the director of the research group and [the group for] study of misguided sects, said, “These alleged elements tried to blacken the image of Islam, and some of them tried to create doubts about the verses of the Holy Quran and the narrations in the history of Islam. Some members of this perverse sect were confronted with some authorities throughout history.”

Rouzbahani stated, “The perverse sect also has intellectual and ideological bases which are false, but by acting with structures and organizations they are promoting this perverse sect. The supreme leader of the Revolution issued a fatwa regarding this perverse sect and called for a decisive confrontation with the deviations and superstitions in this sect.”

He added, “The perverse Baha’i sect has been based on violence, betrayal and superstition for 200 years. The history of the perverse sect is only associated with murder, looting, constant killing, war and bloodshed. This sect is a model of ISIS’s brutal behaviour in the present era.”

The director of the specialized centre of Sects and Religions of Qom Theological Seminary stated, “Religious communities and Islamic society suffer from the field of apostasy and lack of awareness of Mahdism; unfortunately, Imamology is very weak in Islamic societies. The perverse Baha’i sect has its roots in the history of colonialism and arrogance, and this new model of religious ideology is based on colonial and arrogant thinking.”

At the end, Rouzbahani said, “The perverse Baha’i sect is in opposition to the Imam Zaman [Lord of the of the Age], the Deputy Imam Zaman, the government and the ideas of the Shia authority and government.”

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