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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]
[Adapted from website:] Ferghe News
[Date:] 26 Dey 1394 [16 January 2016]
The European Parliament’s Statement on the Seditious Activists and Baha’ism Shows the Depth of Enmity Toward Islam
In a statement, the combatant clerics of Shiraz said: The European Parliament’s shameful statement accusing the Islamic Republic of Iran of releasing those convicted of sedition, the free activity of perverse sects such as Baha’ism, and deviant groups such as homosexuals, show the height of their arrogance and depth of their enmity towards the high values of Islam.
According to Ferghe News, the combatant clerics of Shiraz issued a statement condemning the recent European Parliament resolution against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The text of the statement is as follows:
The European Parliament’s shameful statement accusing the Islamic Republic of Iran of human rights abuses, the unfair trials of drug offenders, the release of those convicted of sedition, [and restricting] the free movement of perverse sects such as Baha’ism and deviant groups such as homosexuals, shows the height of their impudence and the depth of their enmity towards the high Islamic values.
While condemning the aforementioned statement, the society of Shiraz clerics declared: “Human rights and human dignity will be realized only in the shadow of the Quran, the Holy Family (PBUH) and the incomparable Islamic teachings of Muhammad (PBUH). It is hoped that, God willing, all freedom-seekers in the world, by practicing these heavenly and holy teachings, may prepare the ground for the appearance of the Saviour of the end of Times.”