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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:] 1 Khordad 1395 [21 May 2016]
Note / Mehdi Khansari
Mr. Zibakalam; Glorification of Baha’ism and Faezeh Hashemi at What Price!
Mr. Zibakalam, we are surprised that with your political intelligence, you defend the Qurratu’l-Ayn of the ages, and then the perverse Baha’i sect, and shed crocodile tears for it.
Fars News Agency – In the past few days, many clergymen and individuals have spoken out against the innocence of the unwise daughter of Ayatollah Hashemi, in recognizing the perverse Baha’i sect, and her souvenir photo taken with members of this sect, but unlike all these people, Sadegh Zibakalam has spoken out and defended Faezeh Hashemi’s indecent and foolish action as praiseworthy. Finally, he advocated for the perverse Baha’i sect, and, as usual, broadcast against the policies of the Islamic regime.
Of course, visiting and publishing a photo with a member of the perverse Baha’i sect is nothing but enmity with Islam and open war against the revolution and the ideas of the revolution, which is a kind of propaganda for the perverse and seditionist Baha’i sect, whose history is clear for everyone, especially Mr. Zibakalam and the Hashemi family.
This honourable jack-of-all-trades, in these days of reform, said in another place, “It is not yet clear why Baha’is in Iran do not have the right to study and work and should be imprisoned. Is it simply because their ideas and thoughts are different from ours? Can a person be imprisoned or be accused of having thoughts or beliefs contrary to our religious beliefs; should we not allow him/her to study or to work in his/her country, and should we apply the other pressures and restrictions we have placed on the Baha’is?”
But in the end, it should be said that His Honour Mr. Zibakalam, by orating and defending a figure in the Islamic and religious society, just for having political information and telling a few stories from the time of the Prophet, cannot purify a person who has obviously chosen a wrong path, which is clear to everyone; because the absurd Baha’i sect’s claim and their enmity toward Mohammadan Islam (BPUH) can be revealed with simple research on the Baha’is.
Therefore, Mr. Hashemi, take care of your family so that you do not suffer from this scandal and be discredited in the 37-year history of the Islamic Revolution.