[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:] Aref News

[Date:] 26 Dey 1384 [16 January 2006]

 

New Accusation against the President

Asr-e-no [New Age], the internal organ of the organization of the Mujahedin of the Islamic Revolution, in an analysis, named the government and the new president as the revivers of Baha’ism, emphasizing the organic connection of Ahmadinejad and Baha’ism.

According to Aref News, a section of the analysis of the internal organ of the organization reads, “Babism and Baha’ism have developed and advanced in circumstances where the sense of trying and hope in the future have given way to a general despair, so that the future saviour may unlock the doors. The current government, therefore, especially the campaign process led by Ahmadinejad, comes from such a notion.”

The publication adds, “Based on the current campaign opposing them, what is sometimes said is that it is like Babism and Baha’ism (more than Hojjatieh), and claiming a connection with the unseen world and illuminating lights in the new government, the pivot of the great victory promised by the new government, as it is Ahmadinejad’s belief that Iran is the Seat of the Imam of the Time.

It should be noted that some members of the Revolutionary Mujahedin Organization, like Hashem Aghajari, have been among the active members of Hojjatieh Organization.

Also, insulting the president with regards to the Baha’i sect and resorting to some distorted and fabricated words, requires the government’s response.