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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

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

 

[Adapted from website:] Fars News Agency

[Date:] 26 Shahrivar 1387 [16 September 2008]

 

The Iranian People Want the Dissolution of the Baha’i Sect’s Organization

According to Fars News Agency, the colonial Baha’i sect’s organization has today intensified its activities against Iran, Islam and Shiism at the international level and has practically become one of the most active arms of the world domination system, especially in the Middle East.

The Baha’i sect’s organization has based its policy on the widespread mobilization of this perverse sect around the world, and on the widespread news of its propaganda in Iran, and seeks to explicitly expose its sinister political, cultural, and economic goals, rudely and recklessly, to the extent that the centre for the Baha’i sect’s world organization in Israel has instructed the Baha’i sect’s organization in Iran to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Abbas Effendi in 2021, and that ten per cent of the Iranian population must become Baha’is by this year.

Despite the fact that the activity of the Baha’i sect’s organization in Iran was banned in 1362 [1983/1984], on charges of spying for foreigners, with the issuance of a statement by the prosecutor general of the Islamic Revolution, and membership in the Baha’i sect’s organization was criminalized, over the past few years the Baha’i sect’s organization, by ignoring its official obligations regarding the discontinuation of propaganda in the country, continues its propaganda in line and in harmony with [the Baha’i organization] abroad. Today, the Iranian people not only demand from the prosecutor general that the Baha’i sect’s organization be banned in Iran, but also that it be dissolved.

Mehdi Naini