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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adapted from website:] Hamyan Raisi

[Date:] 17 Ordibehesht 1396 [7 May 2017]

 

Network of Supporters of Hojatoleslam val Moslemin Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi

Did [Hassan] Rouhani Support the Baha’is For Getting Votes?

This minority that Rouhani mentions―who are they? Do you know that in the law of the country, the only minority which cannot have political activities is Baha’ism ...? Now the important question is which minority did Rouhani refer to?

In the second debate (today), Rouhani says, if we want to achieve appropriate political conditions, all parties and groups must have equal rights. What about ethnic groups and minorities? Do all cultural groups and minorities have equal rights in our country?

No Islamic country recognizes Baha’ism. They claim that His Holiness the Mahdi has come, died, and now there are no rulings. They are based in Israel and were in power during the shah’s reign.

Should a cleric support the killers of Iranian by name or in the name of Mahdi? Does Rouhani know what is the significance of his words?

We hope Rouhani will reject this impression, because it is unlikely that he wants to support these apostates.

What is your election and propaganda proposal to Hojatoleslam Raisi?