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[Adapted from website:] Fars News Agency

[Date:] 31 Ordibehesht 1395 [20 May 2016]


Interim Friday Prayer Leader of Rudehen:

The Baha’is Do Not Seek Human Rights

According to the Fars News Agency from the east of Tehran Province, Hojjatol-Islam Mohammad Ibrahim Seraj, in Friday prayer sermons this week in Rudehen, referred this afternoon to recent events in the country and stated, “Some seek to question the principle of Islam, and the biggest of them is Baha’ism. Surprisingly, some Muslims and children of ayatollahs meet with members of this sect under the pretext of human rights.”

Siraj added, “We advise people who meet with members of the Baha’i sect to be careful about their behaviour; because if Baha’is were looking for human rights, they would have reacted to the unequal wars in Yemen, Gaza, and so on....

The interim Friday prayer leader of Rudehen said, “Belief in the Lord of the Age is a universal belief and all those who believe in God Almighty are waiting for the appearance of the Saviour of humanity.” …