[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:] 5 Mordad 1387 [26 July 2008]

 

In Response to the Question of Amir-Kabir Students; Montazeri: “Young People Not to Be Caught in the Evil Propaganda of Baha’is”

Fars News Agency – Hosein-Ali Montazeri, in his latest jurisprudential ruling, stating that those Baha’is who seek enmity with the country should be punished according to the law, said, “The country’s youth should not be caught in the evil propaganda of Baha’is.”

According to the political correspondent of Fars News Agency, Hosein-Ali Montazeri, in his latest jurisprudential ruling, in response to a group question from students of Amir-Kabir University of Tehran about the perverse Baha’i sect, said, “Those Baha’is who seek enmity with the country must be punished according to the law.” In this jurisprudential ruling, he reiterated that, “My opinion about the perverse Baha’i sect is the same as in the years before the Revolution, and has not changed,” and added, “Citizenship is a general term and its limits should be accepted according to custom and the constitution accepted by the majority of the people. Of course, those who try to be hostile to the people of the country and cooperate with foreign enemies, and [whose] cooperation is proven in a competent court according to the laws of the country, should be punished according to law, and their citizenship does not prevent the application of the law.”

Montazeri emphasized in this jurisprudential ruling, “It is necessary to take care that the youth of the country do not fall prey to their evil propaganda, and if dealing and associating with them strengthens them, it should be avoided.”

Not long ago, the Baha’i sect tried to legitimize itself at home by using the spectrum of reformist currents with the support of the Zionists, but Hosein-Ali Montazeri and the genuine reformist currents have rejected the Baha’i sect it and demanded that it be dealt with.