[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:] Mashregh News
[Date:] 13 Mehr 1394 [5 October 2015]
Baku’s Green Light for Baha’i Activities in the Republic of Azerbaijan
Mubariz Gurbanli, the chairman of the State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, stressed the need to create the necessary conditions for the development of the activities of the perverse Baha’i sect in this country.
According to Mashregh News, in a meeting with representatives of the Baha’i sect in Baku, referring to religious tolerance and the conditions created for the Baha’i sect in the country, Gurbanli said, “All conditions have been created for free religious activity in the Republic of Azerbaijan.”
The representatives of the perverse Baha’i sect, while presenting a report on the future activities of this sect in the Republic of Azerbaijan, praised Mubariz Gurbanli for his cordial meeting with them.
According to the report, the Republic of Azerbaijan undertakes continuous efforts to eradicate the Shia nature of the country under the guise of religious tolerance. From time to time, it finds new visible ways, the most recent of which is Baku’s official green light to expand the perverse Baha’i sect.
According to this report, the meeting of the chairman of the State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan with representatives of the perverse Baha’i sect in the country took place following the visit of Allahshukur Pashazadeh, grand mufti of the Caucasus Muslims, to the United States, who attended the anniversary of the founding of the Jewish and Zionist organization (Appeal to Conscience Foundation) as well as the meeting of the chairman of the State Committee on Religious Associations with the leaders of the Coordinating Council of French Jewish Organizations in Paris and the holding of the exhibition, Azerbaijan: Land of Tolerance.
Source: Salam News