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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:] 18 Mordad 1387 [8 August 2008]

 

Today’s sermon of the Friday prayer leader in Bandar Abbas is announced

Warning of the Friday prayer leader in Bandar Abbas concerning the expansion of the propaganda of perverse Baha’i sect

Fars News Agency:  The Friday prayer leader of Bandar Abbas warned the people and the authorities about the growth of the propaganda and economic activities of the perverse sect of Bahaism in the province of Hormozgan.

According to the report of Fars News Agency in Bandar Abbas, in today’s glorious Friday noon prayer, Gholam-Ali Naimabadi, concerned about the activities of the perverse sect of Bahaism in the society, anxiously cautioned all the people regarding this corrupt movement.  He referred to the sect of Bahaism as an anti-Islamic institution, and added that, because of its disgraceful position towards any type of corruption and oppression, this sect is supported by America and other arrogant powers.  The Friday prayer leader of Bandar Abbas warned about the doctrine and superstitious beliefs of Bahaism expressed in its books and urged the people of Islam to be aware of these corrupt movements.  Relying on words of Ali-Muhammad Bab in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Gholam-Ali Naimabadi added, “Bahaism received its Islamic laws from the Quran, and the instructions which are referred to in the Quran have been distorted.”  In another part of his talk, he mentioned his recent trip to one of the villages of [Hajiabad and emphasized the use of the capacities of that region and other regions of the province.  In closing, Naimabadi, referring to the approaching Youth Day, asked the families, educational centres and teachers to educate the youth about the dangers of addiction.