[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:] Basij News Agency

[Date:] 28 Khordad 1394 [18 June 2015]

 

The Book Reading Contest on Baha’ism Was Held in Razan

The political official of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Razan District said, “The book reading contest with the theme of ‘[The] Foundation of Baha’ism is Weaker Than a Spider Web’ was held in the presence of Razan political leaders.”

In an interview with a reporter of the Basij News Agency in Razan, the IRGC political official in Razan said, “According to the supreme leader, all the believers must confront the deception and corruption of the perverse Baha’i sect and prevent others from deviating and joining it.”

He added, “In this regard, the book ‘[The] Foundation of Baha’ism is Weaker Than a Spider Web’ was prepared by the political deputy of Hamadan Province and [distributed] to political leaders to raise awareness of the the blasphemous beliefs prepared by foreign countries for the abrogation of Islam and the Imams.

The official said that a book reading contest on the theme of ‘[The] Foundation of Baha’ism is Weaker Than a Spider Web’ was held in the presence of Razan’s political leaders: “This programme was aimed at increasing insight so that other people will not be attracted to this colonial religion.”

He pointed out, “In this competition the winners were awarded prizes; the first prize went to Tayyeb Saiedi and Mehdi Evvazi, the second to Morteza Safdari, and the third to Jamshid-Ali Tahsini and Valiollah Mohebi-layegh.