[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[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:] 25 Ordibehesht 1395 [14 May 2016]

 

Ayatollah Karimi Jahromi in a Conversation with Fars:

Baha’ism is a Misguided Sect That Goes Against the Principles of Islam [Sharia] / Baha’ism Should Not be Allowed to Infiltrate

[Ayatollah Karimi Jahromi,] a member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, stressed, “Baha’ism is a misguided sect that goes against the Sharia and should not be allowed to infiltrate.”

Ayatollah Ali Karimi Jahromi, a member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, in an interview with a reporter from the Fars News Agency, said, “Baha’ism is a misguided sect that is taking a step against the Sharia.”

Ayatollah Karimi Jahromi declared, “They should be answered as rationally as possible so as not to create a larger problem in the society and therefore it is necessary for politicians to comment on it.”

The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom said that the perverse Baha’i sect should not be allowed to infiltrate and advance: “Meeting the Baha’is has two religious and non-religious aspects that should be considered by the clergy and politicians.”