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[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:] Bahaism in Iran

[Date:] 13 Mordad 1396 [4 August 2017]

 

Simin Fahandej in Geneva: Launching a Campaign in Support of Imprisoned Leaders of the Baha’i Sect in Iran

Bahaism in Iran – On one hand, the continued support of internationally affiliated organizations for the Baha’is, and on the other, the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the leader of Myanmar, who sees the genocide of Muslims as a government strategy, what is the concept behind these so-called human rights organizations?

On the ninth anniversary of the imprisonment of seven Baha’i leaders in Iran, Simin Fahandej, spokeswoman for the Baha’i organization in Geneva, said, “This year we launched an international campaign for these individuals (leaders of the Baha’i detainees in Iran)... The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Asma Jahangir, described the situation of religious minorities in Iran as very worrying.” (Baha’i News Agency)

In response to this report by the Baha’i spokeswoman, we consider it necessary to mention a few points.

  1. Apart from the fact that Baha’ism’s betrayal of Islam and Iran has a historical background, (Bahaism in Iran, p. 251), as Simin Fahandej pointed out, the [charges against] the Baha’i leaders were spying, propaganda against the regime, and cooperation with Israel.
  2. How is [it that] a country like Saudi Arabia, a public sponsor of terrorism, a murderer of the defenceless people of Yemen, Bahrain and even the Shiites of its own country, does not have a special rapporteur on human rights?! The Shiite leader of this country is being executed and no one says a word. How can the oppressed Muslims of Myanmar be massacred and the criminal leader of this country get the Nobel Peace Prize?! ²

But for Baha’i spies in Iran, all international affiliates are sympathetic! Is the blood of the Baha’is of Iran more colourful? From a neutral individual, what is [to be understood by] this duplicitous behaviour of the Western world, other than that the Baha’i sect is a spy and a tool to commit enmity with the people of Iran and their chosen Islamic system?!

Footnotes:

¹ See: Zahed Zahedani, Baha’ism in Iran, Bija: Islamic Republic Information Document Centre, 1381 [2002]

² Tasnim News Agency, News Headline: Nobel Prize Winners’ Anger at the Mysterious Lady of Myanmar, News ID: 1299155, 28 Mordad 1395 [18 August 2016]