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


[Adapted from website:] Kayhan Newspaper

[Date:] 21 Shahrivar 1389 [12 September 2010]


The Explicit Confession of Zahra Rahnavard to the Coalition with the Hypocrites and the Baha’is

The wife of one of the participants in the “Fetneh” movement confirmed the presence of anti-religious and secular elements in the Green Fetneh [Movement].

Zahra Rahnavard, who is associated with some of these elements under the pretext of feminist claims, confirmed in an interview with the Jaras website that secular and counter-revolutionary elements are present in her current.

“You have repeatedly stressed that you see the movement’s plurality as its strength,” Jaras said.

“The question is, what is the common ground between the various reformist groups and the movement within the country and some other opposition groups that do not believe in the framework of the system, the constitution and even religion?”

Rahnavard replied, “There is no doubt that multiplicity and diversity is the most important feature of the Green Movement. There are hundreds of religious people at the heart of the movement, even those who have weak religious beliefs or are even secular. It is not fair to deny the presence of these people in the Green Movement. But the basis of the demands of all different forces and figures of the movement is freedom, democracy and respect for civil rights. It is not in line with the reality of the movement to force everyone to think alike.”

She did not explain where their “ceiling” of the common demands is with the anti-religious and anti-constitutional currents. She was one of the initiators of the American-British project of the induction [incitement] of fraud in the elections, through the B.B.C. [British Broadcasting Corporation].

The admission of Rahnavard to the cooperation of secular, anti-constitution and anti-religious factions happens while Mousavi has been one of the key figures of the anti-revolutionary movement for breaking the law, creating riots and supporting the terrorists and Muharibin [militants] and publicly violating the constitution, the Islamic Revolution, the honourable imam [Khomeini] and the Hoseini Ashura.