[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:] 22 Khordad 1389 [12 June 2010]

 

Hojatoleslam Rahbar in a Conversation With Fars:

The Performance of the Leaders of Sedition Shows Their “Organic” Connection to the Baha’is and the Monafeghin

Fars News Agency, A member of the Judiciary Commission of Parliament, stating that the leaders of sedition are a clear example of “hypocrisy and corruption against the security of the country”, said, “The performance of the leaders of sedition showed their organic connection to the Monafeghin, monarchists and Baha’is.”

Hojatoleslam Mohammad-Taghi Rahbar, the representative of the people of Isfahan and a member of the Judiciary Commission of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, in an interview with a Fars News Agency parliamentary reporter, referring to the actions of sedition leaders during the post-election events, said, “The performance of the leaders of sedition showed their organic connection to the Monafeghin, monarchists and Baha’ism.”

He added, “The result of the seditionists’ actions was that it seems that the Baha’is, the monarchists, the Monafeghin, the leaders of the sedition, and internal and external counter-revolutionary elements have all come together to strike at the regime, the will of the nation and the rule of law.” …

Recently, on the anniversary of the Iranian election, the U.S. president announced that from the U.S. and the White House to Israel and the headquarters of the Monafeghin, everyone is moving in the same direction to strike at the regime. Of course, the leaders of sedition, knowingly or unknowingly, have become a [plaything] of the enemies and are actually working for the benefit of foreigners...

Rahbar continued, “The actions of the leaders of sedition show that they have an organic connection with the monarchists, Baha’ism and the Monafeghin. Today, after the events that we witnessed last year, I am aware of the actions of the leaders of sedition, and their actions should be considered hypocritical and a new hypocrisy.”