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

 

[Adapted from website:] Fars News Agency

[Date:] 4 Farvardin 1397 [24 March 2018]

 

Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi: Baha’is Have Resumed Their Activities in Yemen With the Support of the Israeli Regime

The leader of the Yemeni Ansar Allah Movement, in his speech on the occasion of the month of Rajab, [said that he] considered the resumption of the activities of the Baha’i sect in this country in line with the enemy’s soft war against Islam.

According to Fars News Agency’s International Group, Abdul-Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi, the leader of the Yemeni Ansar Allah Movement, warned about the spread of Baha’ism in the country.

Speaking on the occasion of the first Friday of Rajab, he said that the enemy seeks to bring the Yemeni people to their knees through soft war.

The leader of the Yemeni Ansar Allah stated that this war targeted the principles and concepts of the Yemeni people and Muslims in various ways, even in the main principles, [and said that he] considered the resurgence of the Baha’i sect’s activities in Yemen as part of a soft war.

He said, “A new activity has already begun in Yemen as part of this war, which is the Baha’is movement.”

Seyyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi stated that the evil thinking of Baha’ism seeks to strike at Islam and to openly and explicitly wage an intellectual war against it, trying to persuade some to renounce Islam, [and embrace] apostasy and infidelity.

Criticizing Western support for the perverse sect, he said the government was exercising its legal authority to counter that perverse ideology, with the Americans, the British and the French raising their voices in support of [the sect].

The leader of the Yemeni Ansar Allah Movement said that the origin and centre of the Baha’i community was the City of Akka in occupied Palestine; that the Israeli regime supported its movements, and that the sect enjoyed complete freedom in occupied Palestine for its activities, and from there, it penetrates the world.

Al-Houthi further stressed that the focus of Baha’ism is to destroy the image of Islam and try to lead Muslims away from Islam, all of which are in the context of a soft war, and to target Islam and the Muslim nation.

He also called the Ahmadiyya sect another form of deviant thinking in Yemen, which resembles Baha’ism in attacking and destroying Islam, insulting Islamic sanctities, the Holy Prophet (BPUH) and other prophets.

Yemenis celebrate the first Friday of the month of Rajab because they have embraced Islam as their religion.