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[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]

 

[Adopted from website:] Gooya News

[Date:] 20 Farvardin 1393 [9 April 2014]

 

If There Is No Dialogue, the Space Will be Filled Either by Violence or by Deceit, Mostafa Malekian

Head of Judiciary:

Baha’ism is made by the Westerns

Europeans Seek Propagating Moral Laxity

Fars - The head of the judiciary condemned the recent resolution of the European Parliament against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and said, “This resolution has no value and is not worth attention, except in the sense that it once again showed the arrogant temperament of the West, even in the context of claiming serious negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran”...

The head of the judiciary further referred to the allegations related to the repressions based on religious, ethnic and gender restrictions in the Islamic Republic of Iran and said, “In our country, the followers of other religions live next to the Muslims, and also the Sunni brothers live with the Shi’ite brothers, and there has not been and will not be any harassment against them”.

Pointing to what Westerners seek, to make false claims about self-made religions such as Bahaism in Iran, he said, “Baha’ism is a religion made by the West to destroy Islamic countries. However, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, there has been no attack on Baha’is simply because they are Baha’is, and what has happened is legal action against those who have spied for the foreigners or acted against the national security.” ...