[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]
[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:] Fars News Agency
[Date:] 25 Azar 1392 [16 December 2013]
A member of the Islamic Council of Shiraz warned:
Propagation of Perverse Baha’ism and Wahhabism Sects in Deprived Areas of Shiraz
A member of the Shiraz Islamic Council said, in the deprived neighbourhoods of Shiraz, the perverse sects of Baha’ism, Wahhabism and Sufism and the Western sects of Satanism and home churches are propagated...
In another part of his speech, referring to the propaganda of the perverse Baha’i and Wahhabism sects in the deprived neighbourhoods of Shiraz, he added, in the deprived neighbourhoods of Shiraz, the perverse sects of Baha’ism, Wahhabism and Sufism, and the Western sects of Satanism and home churches are propagated. Although the strong religious beliefs of the people, and identification of the promoters of these heretical sects by the anonymous soldiers of the Lord of the Age, prevented their victory, we have a duty to care for the deprived neighbourhoods.
The member of the Islamic Council of Shiraz stated that, in order to take the opportunity of [protecting] the deprived neighbourhoods [from exploitation] by the misguided sects, it is necessary to improve the conditions of the deprived neighbourhoods by creating development and progressive programmes…