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[Adopted from website:] Fars News Agency
[Date:] 10 Shahrivar 1391 [31 August 2012]
Islam in Latin America, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
Overworking of the Zionist Embassy and Underworking of the Muslim Ambassadors in Latin America
Fars News Agency: Latin America is in the spotlight of the Zionist regime and its embassies play an important role in the region, while the embassies of Islamic countries only hold ceremonies on official occasions…
The destructive activities of the Baha’i sect against Muslims
In line with the U.S. and Western policies, the Baha’is are engaged in widespread cultural propaganda to undermine the ideology and create division among Muslims and to align with Western policies. Baha'is are now predominantly present in Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and, to some extent, in Chile. In Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Paraguay and other countries in the region they are also present, but the sect’s activities in Panama and Costa Rica appear to be wider than elsewhere in the region.
In some countries they have a university and a school. Since the United States and the West support this group, there is no obstacle to their activities. Of course, there are no accurate statistics to say how many people have converted to these religions and sects, but Baha’i sites provide unrealistic statistics of their followers in the region. Most Iranians who have immigrated to Latin America follow the perverse Baha’i sect. They prefer to live in South American countries that have more financial and economic opportunities, and at the same time to enjoy tourist attractions.
Abundant wealth of Baha’is and poor people of the region
The Baha’i sect in Bolivia, for example, has a fan base, and a centre called the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bolivian Baha’is in La Paz, the capital, belongs to the sect and has a radio station and a university in Santa Cruz. Baha’is are active in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, as well as in Paraguay and Colombia, and have a National Spiritual Assembly of Baha’is in Ecuador and Paraguay. The National Assembly of Baha’i is also active in Panama and has 540 centres.
It is worth mentioning that the main reason for the tendency of the poor people of the region toward this deviant sect is the large financial support of the followers, financial poverty and the poor living conditions of the people of the region.
Latin American Baha’is have made significant strides in recent years, seeking to establish a radio station and a university and academic centre in each of the countries of the region. They are active in destroying the beliefs of Muslims as well as destroying the beliefs of the people about Muslims...