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


[Newspaper:] Enghelab-e Eslami dar Hejrat

[Date:] Tuesday, 12 Aban 1360 - 3 November 1981

[Issue No:] 2


Election of the Prime Minister and the Internal Power Conflict

Electing and introducing Velayati, who is a former member of the Anti-Baha’i Society, followed by the nomination of Mir Hossain Mousavi, both as candidates of Khamenei for the [position of] premiership, and further, by the lack of disposition of the Parliament for one of them and the support for the other, have had a strong ambiguous reaction. A glance into the background records of the Anti-Baha’i Society and the extent of the influence of Khamenei in its organization, could be relieving the attempts to eliminate such ambiguity and investigating the causes and reasons for introducing Velayati,

Hoping to achieve this, at we first review the past and the present and the type of relationships this Society has with Khamenei, and then we will briefly explain the causes and factors influencing the election of Mousavi for the premiership.     

Apparently, contracting and company ownership occupies him, but inwardly he is responsible for the organization of this group, attracting a workforce and recruiting devoted and possibly unaware members, which had already been in place.

Although he apparently has the key role in this Society, he has remained unknown behind the curtain, and theoretically it is he who manages the anti-Baha’i organization in Iran.