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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]
[Adapted from website:] Kayhan Newspaper
[Date:] 20 Dey 1386 [10 January 2008]
Emad Baghi and a Historian in Favour of Babism and Baha’ism in the Pahlavi Era
In general, according to the alignments and types of approaches, the United States, Germany, the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Switzerland, Canada and the United Kingdom can be introduced as the main supporters of the Baha’is, and Austria can be considered as the base of the Baha’is. In addition, BBC Radio, Radio France, Radio America, and Radio Israel are at the disposal of this Zionist sect with all their facilities, and they try to introduce this perverse sect in the media as a religion.
The United States calls Baha’ism a “religion”, a universal religion! And in order to embed this way of thinking, together with European countries, embarked in printing stamps with the titles of the divine religions, one of which introduced Baha’ism as a religion.
The Baha’is’ footprints can also be clearly seen in the U.S. government. Firouz Kazemzadeh, executive secretary of the Baha’i National Assembly—born in Moscow in 1924 to an Iranian father—went to the United States in 1994 to work as a U.S. government adviser and professor at Harvard and Yale universities. He was a professor of former Soviet and Eastern European affairs at Yale University in the United States.
In Albania, they are trying to change the spirit of Albanians by compiling new national textbooks on social and moral education, which is accompanied by the influence of experts from the Institute for International Development and Education as a consultant at the Albanian School Supervision Research Institute. And for this purpose, they published a magazine for children aged 3 to 7. Carrie Grellou, director of the Albanian School Supervision Institute, says, “The Institute seeks to incorporate the principles of Baha’ism into the new national moral education framework.”
Farzam [Arbab], an expert at the Institute for International Development and Education, says:
“Albanian teachers and educated people who attended seminars at the Institute for International Development and Education have spoken very clearly about the importance of incorporating some of the ethical principles of the Baha’i Faith into any ethical education programme for the Albanian people.”
Also at the end of the women’s yearbook, which was published by the Tehran Publishing and Development Office in 1380 [2001/2002] by Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani, brief biographies of Tahereh Qurratu’l-Ayn and Rostam Ali, the leaders of the Babi uprising, and some other women of the perverse Baha’i sect, the agents of the Taghut regime, were published and an attempt was made to gain national and international prestige for these people along with other prominent women writers and artists.
Other Baha’i activities that took place during the cultural and political leniency and negligence in the Islamic Republic of Iran include an interview with Christiane Amanpour, a spy and Baha’i-born journalist, with then-President Mohammad Khatami, propounding and publishing the books and tapes of the vulgar Baha’i singer and songwriter Fereydoun Foroughi.
Because I have not lived abroad for a long time, I do not know enough about the details and how the Baha’is’ activities are against the Islamic Republic. For this reason, it is appropriate for Muslim Iranians abroad to write about their experiences and information in this regard and to inform the people about their treacherous actions.