[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:] 5 Azar 1393 [26 November 2014]

 

Hezbollah People in Rafsanjan Protest Against the Activities of the Perverse Baha’i Sect

This morning, a group of people in Rafsanjan, in a popular and spontaneous gathering in front of the city Governor’s Office, declared their disgust against the colonial and perverse Baha’i sect’s organization at the city level.

According to Ferghe News, on the first and second of Muharram this year, the Baha’is of Rafsanjan City, under the pretext of the birth of two claimants ... closed their business premises to celebrate these days and merrily danced, thus insulting the holy rank of the oppressed Shiite Imam.

Baha’is, on the other hand, hold all their ceremonies according to their own self-made solar calendar, while believing in the abrogation and obsolescence of Islam. However, they celebrate and dance for the birth of these two individuals… according to the first and second of Muharram, which is related to the Hijri lunar month, belonging to Muslims, and with such an insult to our martyred and oppressed Imam, they continue in their dark path.

In protesting this desecration, the people of Rafsanjan declared today before noon in the city, their disgust against the colonial and perverse Baha’i sect’s organization, in a popular and spontaneous gathering in front of the Governor’s Office.

The participants in this gathering, while condemning the desecration of His Holiness Seyyed’ul-Shohada [Imam Hussain] by the Baha’is on the first and second days of Muharram, considered that any emotional and illegal encounter would show the oppression by this organization. While calling for calm, [they said that they would] reject any illegal movement and [that they] consider the perpetrators of such behaviours to be affiliated with the Baha’i sect’s organization for propaganda purposes and in line with the goals of Baha’ism.

They also asked the city officials to do something decisive and appropriate with the evil and deceptive propaganda of this misguided sect.

In this regard, the Ansar-e Hezbollah of Rafsanjan City, regarding the overt and covert activities of this perverse sect in the city, addressed the officials and said, “Baha’ism is a false Western religion that is now fully supported by the United States and Israel and it is used to oppose Islam. The permanent headquarters of the Baha’is, the House of Justice, is located in occupied Palestine. It is unfortunate that this sect operates in [Rafsanjan] City and the officials do not take any decisive action! The perverse Baha’i sect is an illegal sect and the relevant authorities in the city must deal severely with this sect, because the goal of this British sect is to destroy the youth and destroy the faith and religion, and members of this heretical sect should not be allowed to show off in the country.”