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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:] 16 Mordad 1387 [6 August 2008]

 

Baha’i Institutions and Citizenship Rights

Fars News Agency – One of the methods used by Baha’is in brainwashing is bombardment of love and it is a coordinated and coherent action under the leadership of the older members of this organization, who try to attract the desired people through flattery and expressions of love and interest.

According to Fars News Agency, the Baha’i organization, due to the sect’s structure, is one of the most important obstacles for Iranian Baha’is to attain citizenship rights. On the other hand, the concern of communities about the Baha’is is also directed at the management of the organization today.

Iranians, as citizens of a humane and open-minded society, are concerned about the health, well-being and security of their citizens, especially the Iranian Baha’is, who are under the domination of the organization.

Today, the propaganda, recruitment, and planned activities of the Baha’i Faith have raised social concerns. So, the question arises of how to protect people in the community in the best possible way against the damage caused by the institutions.

Unlike the clergy of the heavenly religions, who direct the worship of their followers to God, the leaders of the Baha’i Faith focus on their own praise and honour.

How Baha’is begin to recruit may be different, but one basic principle is fixed, and that is to use a lot of deception to attract people. These deceptions range from concealment of what is really the nature of the organization, to the concealment of the ultimate purpose of membership. Today, immoral abuses and programmes of the Baha’i organization often appear not only in the margins but also in the mainstream of society. In recent years, the Baha’i Faith has found new ways of recruiting individuals through access to commercial activities and infiltration into non-governmental organizations.

Mehdi Naini