[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:] Ferghe News

[Date:] 26 Dey 1394 [16 January 2016]

 

Nahavand Friday Imam:

The Baha’is pursue the interests of the Zionist regime

The Nahavand Friday imam said, “The goal of the West in human rights is that they want the Baha’is, being a political party, to be free in Iran, and homosexuality to be prevalent in Iran, while Baha’ism is an espionage sect based in occupied Palestine and pursues the interests of this occupying regime.”

According to Ferghe News, Hojjatol-Islam Abbas Ali Moghisinia, stating this in the sermons of political worship prayers in Nahavand City, added, “If our country were not in the conditions of sanctions, it would be easy to give subsidies to the people, but today it is facing the problem of sanctions; giving subsidies to all people is not in the interest of the country’s economy.”

He added, The goal of the West in human rights is that they want the Baha’is, being a political party, to be free in Iran, and homosexuality to be prevalent in Iran, while Baha’ism is an espionage sect based in occupied Palestine and pursues the interests of this occupying regime.”