[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:] 11 Mordad 1393 [2 August 2014]
The Triangle of Britain, America and Zionism Seeks to Create a New Religion
According to the Fars News Agency from Qazvin, at the opening ceremony of the Sixth Provincial Plan, which was held this evening at the Imam Khomeini International University in Qazvin, Ayatollah Ali Eslami said, “The change occurs in two forms―‘elimination’ and a ‘gradual’ [process]―meaning all at once or gradually.”
He added, “Creating a religion is also [something] that occurs gradually; therefore, it is not felt much during the first days and years.”
The representative of the people of Qazvin Province in the Assembly of Experts added, “The same was true with the Babi sect, which, with the introduction of the British ambassador to a man named Mirza Ali-Mohammad Shirazi, encouraged him to claim to be a prophet.”
Eslami continued, “The matter reached a point where this person gradually believed in his prophethood, and said that he had a mission and a law, and this caused the Russians and the British to suggest to him after a while, “Why should you not be God?” These insinuations caused this ignorant person to claim to be God and to transfer the Godhood to his successor at the end of his life.”
The representative of the people of Qazvin Province in the Assembly of Experts, pointing out that Britain played a great role in the fabrication of this religion, said, “The late imam said in this regard that the British saw that something must be done within the Muslim nation, so they created the false religions of Baha’ism and Babism for the Shi’ite country of Iran.”
Eslami said, “The enemies of Islam were planning to incorporate the Shi’ite flavour in this fake religion by planting the Baha’i sect in the country of Iran, so from Babism and Imam al-Mahdi they sent Baha’ism to Iran and established Wahhabism in Sunni countries.” Wahhabism was created and institutionalized in the Sunni countries and amongst the Sunnis at the same time as the Baha’i sect.
The representative of the people of Qazvin Province in the Assembly of Experts stated, “The Baha’is were defeated with the help of believers, devotees and the great Shi’ite scholars, and Wahhabism was able to enter Iraq by occupying Jordan...”
The representative of the people of Qazvin Province in the Assembly of Experts stated: This ominous triangle, is planning to create a new artificial religion in the heart of the Middle East, just as it created Wahhabism and Baha’ism less than 100 years ago...