[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:] 4 Mordad 1387 [25 July 2008]

 

Friday Prayer Leader of Bandar Abbas: Baha’ism is the Weapon of the Colonialists to Divert the Youth

Fars News Agency, the Friday prayer leader of Bandar Abbas said, “The birth of Baha’ism is one of the tricks and tactics of the colonialists to divert the Islamic youth, which is planned and directed by the British.”

According to the Fars News Agency from Bandar Abbas, Gholam-Ali Naimabadi said this afternoon in a glorious Friday prayer [service], “The launching of the Baha’i sect by the global arrogance and its paying attention to the literature of the Kitab-i-Aqdas and thinking about Baha’i ideologies, will lead every awakened person to the conclusion that Baha’ism is a pure lie.

He added, “The foundation of this sect, contrary to the claim of the founders of Baha’ism, who speak of equality and justice, is based on extravagance and hypocrisy, which can waste the financial capital of nations.”

The Friday prayer leader of Bandar Abbas added, “The presence of some Baha’is in one of the cities of Hormozgan Province, and the purchase of agricultural land and their economic activity in this region, can affect the religious thoughts of the youth and the people of that region. We have a duty to inform people of their lies.”

Naimabadi, stating that, today, the global arrogance is taking steps to deceive the Muslim people and youth, added, “The human soul and nature is always afraid of sin, and these sins have been planned that can lead many people astray.”...