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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]
[Adapted from website:] Adyannet
[Date:] 14 Aban 1396 [5 November 2017]
Ontario Minister of [Research and Innovation and] Science [Criticizes] Violation of Baha’i Rights in Iran!
The minister of [research and innovation and] science of Ontario (Canada), while [acknowledging] the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Baha’i so-called Prophet, expressed concern over the violation of the rights of Baha’is in Iran. But it is interesting to note that this Canadian official’s protest against the human rights situation in Iran comes at a time when the Canadian government is being severely criticized for violating the rights of indigenous people and selling weapons to the criminal Saudi regime
Adyannet – Mr. Reza Moridi, minister of [research and innovation and] science of Ontario (Canada), released a video message congratulating the [Baha’i community on the] 200th anniversary of the birth of the so-called Baha’i Prophet. At the end of his message, he claimed that Baha’is in Iran were being persecuted and imprisoned for no apparent reason and were being deprived of their basic rights and freedoms. [Reported from Baha’i News Agency]
It is interesting to note that, while this Canadian official is expressing concern about the status of the rights of the Baha’is of Iran, the foundations of the Canadian government are built on the blood of the natives of this country. It is not bad to know that 21st century Canada (with that human rights appearance), because of the violation of the indigenous rights of this country, is being severely condemned in international circles [Tasnim News Agency] to the extent that even the Canadian [Commission on] Human Rights has been forced to condemn the government of Canada for violating the rights of indigenous peoples in the eyes of the world. [IRNA]
Finally, the question arises, if the Canadian government is really concerned about the violation of the rights of Baha’is in Iran (and presumably has a clean slate), how do they sell weapons to the Saudi regime (which kills its Shiite citizens) and accuse the Iranian government of persecuting the Baha’i spies?! [Tasnim News Agency]. Yes, indeed, the enemies of this regime and revolution have made their Baha’i spies a bridge to put pressure on this regime and revolution.