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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

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

 

[Adapted from website:] Bahaism in Iran

[Date:] 20 Aban 1399 [10 November 2020]

 

Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani: We Must Be Careful That Thieves Do Not Rob People of Their Religion.

Bahaism in Iran: (Re-publication of a report) Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani: “Young people must be strengthened in terms of belief, religion and spiritual stamina, and become acquainted with the canards in Christianity. These Old and New Testaments, which are the proof of their validity, are not applicable [today] and are intellectually rejected.”

This great imitation authority continued by stating that the country is endangered today by Wahhabism, Christianity, Baha’ism, and Zoroastrian propaganda. He added, “The thieves of religion and beliefs should be identified and stopped. As soon as the polluted atmosphere is realized, inevitably, the germ penetrates and multiplies, then its treatment becomes extremely difficult.”

He continued, “Young people must be strengthened in terms of belief, religion and spiritual stamina, and become acquainted with the canards in Christianity. These Old and New Testaments, which are the proof of their validity, are not applicable [today] and are intellectually rejected.”

His Honour then added, “Christianity is based on Jesus; all the Christians of the world are unable to introduce the lineage of Jesus. Even in the Gospels too, there are complete discrepancies about the lineage of Jesus; then what is their theology?”

This great imitation authority, emphasizing that the propaganda of Wahhabism and Baha’ism should be stopped, stated, “As we are careful that a thief does not steal anyone’s money, we must be careful that thieves do not steal people’s religion.”