[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:] Adyannet

[Date:] 26 Bahman 1392 [15 February 2014]

 

Baha’ism [Prepares] to Benefit From Charter of Citizenship

The Emerging Sect’s Exploitation of the Charter of Citizenship Rights

Adyannet – In recent years, one of the strategies of artificial and emerging sects has been to introduce their desperate current as a religious minority in the country. Abuses such as the recently enacted Charter of Civil Rights are also seen in this regard.

Hojatoleslam Hoseini, a member of the parliament’s cultural commission, stressed [that] the government would not back down from the mentioned cases, saying, “If the government, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, withdraws in this regard, these sects will definitely come forward. These currents (such as the perverse Baha’i sect) consider themselves a minority, but they are not a minority. The religious minority is the current that owns the book. Baha’ism has no roots. Colonialism created Baha’ism, and today it claims to be a religious minority. At present, what religious characteristics do these emerging groups and false mystics have, that [they should] now be recognized as a minority? !!”...

The last word: “Due to the extensive activities of this organization in attracting youth and teenagers with the various propaganda methods favoured by this group, the officials are expected to fight against these self-sold spies with a comprehensive and complete programme, and in this way, they will stand up against such misguided sects by creating a suitable platform and culture.