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


[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] 19 Mordad 1362 [10 August 1983]

[Issue No.:] 17080



A Review of “Anti-Baha’i [Hojjatieh] Society”, From its Formation to its Dissolution (4)

The Society as an Entity and Ideology is Different From its Honest Members

…When we speak of the Society [Hojjatieh], we are referring to the “ideology” that is governing its organization, which we claim is a deviant thought. In this report, we try to prove our claim. Certainly we do not mean each and every individual member of the Society. Each member of the Society has his own personality, nature, thoughts and viewpoints, which are distinct from the organization as a whole. What we are referring to is the Society’s deviant ideology and the organization that it is promoting...

Of course we differentiate the Society, especially its members, from the small counter-revolutionary and combatant groups, and also from the colonialist currents. We separate the Society’s identity from Baha’ism. Our only criticism [of the Society] is that: “Why they did not confront the colonial current of Baha’ism politically?”…