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[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:] 24 Shahrivar 1393 [15 September 2014]
Note / Mohammad-Kazem Anbarlouei
Human Rights Violations in Iran!
According to Fars News Agency’s cyberspace group, in today’s editorial issue of Resalat Newspaper, Mohammad-Kazem Anbarlouei analysed the human rights [violations] claimed by the West and said that its purpose was not to defend human rights but to defend terrorists, bandits and traffickers:
One of the claims of the West against the Iranian nation and government is the violation of human rights without admitting what “rights” or which “human beings” they are referring to in Iran. With the victory of the Islamic Revolution, in a free referendum, the Iranian nation declared our regime a republican regime―neither monarchical, nor fascist, nor socialist, nor liberal.
Over the past three decades, the collection of reports that Western-backed human rights organizations, particularly the United States, have produced against Iran can be summarized in several areas:
- One focus of human rights abuses is the West’s support for the Monafeghins, elements associated with the monarchists, Marxists, Communists, etc., against the West, who are standing up to the nation. The main strategy of this movement is to fight against Islam, to oppose the religion and the basis of the rules of the Qur’an in the relations between the government and the people.
- One of the reports of human rights violations in Iran is related to the defence of Baha’ism, which has a role of espionage and sedition in the country. The Baha’i sect’s movement has been the handiwork of the British security services in Iran. The centre of this sect is now in Haifa, in the heart of the occupied territories. Baha’ism is a full-fledged intelligence and security service operating under the guise of a false religion. Tangible and intangible documentation proves this claim well.
Although this sect lives freely in Iran and enjoys citizenship rights, and even monopolizes some economic activities, reports of human rights violations in Iran indicate a violation of their rights, that “Baha’is are deprived of property, education and employment in Iran!!”