[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:] Anaj News Agency

[Date:] 30 Aban 1398 [21 November 2019]

 

Hojatoleslam Shabani Raised: The Need to Protect the Historical Memory and Identity of Iran / Critique of Baha’ism with Reason and Logic

The director general of Islamic propaganda of the province said, “The conference ‘Baha’ism, 200 Years of Violence and Betrayal’ has a propaganda message for the general public, which is that we must preserve the historical memory and identity of Iran and move forward on our main path.”

According to Anaj, in a press conference, Hojatoleslam Hasan Shabani [announced], the conference titled “Baha’ism, 200 Years of Violence, Betrayal and Sectarian Superstition” will be held in Shiraz with the participation of seven countries,

Hojatoleslam Hasan Shabani said, “The conference titled ‘Baha’ism, 200 Years of Violence and Betrayal’, which was a prelude to the main conference, was attended by clergymen and cultural figures.”

The director general of Islamic propaganda in the province added, “Islamic Propaganda is an organization that protects the culture of pure Islam, and this conference was held in the same field.” After the preliminary conferences in several provinces, an international and main conference will be held in Shiraz.

Hojatoleslam Hasan Shabani said, “This conference, in addition to the scientific dimension, has a propaganda message for the general public, and that is that we must preserve the historical memory and identity of Iran and move forward on our main path. The arrogance uses Baha’ism effectively to disrupt the public order of society and the Islamic system; this sect must be criticized with reason and logic.”

He continued, “In the new period of the Islamic Propaganda Organization, other than these meetings, a series of meetings on the subject of deviant sects and false mysticism will be held in the cities of Eastern Azerbaijan Province.”