[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:] Fars News Agency

[Date:] 19 Mordad 1393 [10 August 2014]

 

One of the missionaries of Islam in South America,

The scourge of foreign propaganda is “rhetoric”/the story of a Christian woman becoming a Shiite

Soheil Asad said, “Most of the questions that non-Muslims ask in universities are influenced by negative propaganda against Islam, such as issues like women’s rights, hijab, polygamy, terrorism, jihad, and the relationship between religion and politics, as well as the philosophy of rulings.”

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Q: For those people, does the question not arise as to why Muslims who claim unity have different sects?

Christianity and other religions also have many sects, so this multiplicity of sects is natural for them.

Q: There was a discussion about sects; I read somewhere that about five thousand people have become Baha’is in Chile! Are there really that many Baha’is in Chile?

The influence of the Baha’is in South America is such that they own universities in the countries of the continent. One of Bolivia’s most important universities is owned by the Baha’is, and the largest Baha’i temple in Chile was to be built with a budget of US$36,000,000; fortunately, this did not happen.

Q: Doesn’t the policy that you said is being injected from the United States into the countries of the region include Baha’ism?

They are not included because they are in the same party.