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


[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Thursday, 5 Tir 1365 [26 June 1986] - 18 Shawwal 1406

[Issue No.:] 12773

[Page:] 6


An Investigative-Historical Discussion about the Blasphemy Weapon

Quoted from Hozeh Magazine – The Publication of the Islamic Propaganda Office - Qom

…Examples of Political Blasphemy:

During the recent period, [during which] colonialists and their accomplices have been the instigators of these types of accusations and excommunications, this market has been popular and has attracted many customers. These, having studied the behaviours of the Muslims and the influence that religious clergy exercises over the Islamic societies, have started new conspiracies and created new factious religions such as Wahabbism, Babism, Kasravism, Ghadianism and Ismailism …

And to reach their political and treacherous goals, they have accused the trusted religious politicians and the high-stationed clerics to be their servants. Using the weapon of takfir [cursed for committing apostasy] and defamation they went after them [clergy] with the help of their evil accomplices, using takfir’s arm, so that by their defamation the Islamic society remains deprived of the trusted leadership of trusted and praiseworthy nationally popular leaders….