[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:] 28 Azar 1397 [19 December 2018]

 

Causing Fear in Baha’i Scholars!

Adyannet – In recent days, a message to this effect has been circulating in groups affiliated with the Baha’i organization: “Dear friends, be careful of the people who message you in private, since these anti-Baha’i government intelligence [people] have a special Telegram programme, through which, by opening your PV, your phone number becomes visible to them.”

But the release of this message prompted us to make some points in examining it:

How and with what logic do the employees of the Ministry of Intelligence enter the PV of the Baha’is and inform them that the Baha’is are under surveillance?! On the other hand, in this lie, has the Baha’i organization not thought about how many idle employees of the Ministry of Intelligence are really needed to enter the PV of the Baha’is and monitor them?!

According to the latest confession of the Baha’i organization, of the alleged population of 300,000 Baha’is in Iran, the number of Baha’i prisoners in the country is only 60. Now, if being a Baha’i were a crime and they were being persecuted, we should now have three hundred thousand Baha’is imprisoned and persecuted; a claim that every sane person is reluctant to accept!