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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]
[Adapted from website:] Hoshdar News
[Date:] 19 Khordad 1395 [8 June 2016]
Joint Project of the Baha’i Media and the Current Hypocrisy to Distort and Throw Doubt on the Thoughts of the Late Imam
Reza Seraj, an expert on political issues, in an interview with Hoshdar News and quoted by Fars, stated that the recent BBC controversial programme is in sympathy with efforts to discredit the Iranian society, and said, “We see that after the death of Imam Khomeini, the foreign media and a collaborating current inside the country, which we term a new hypocrisy, tried to create doubt between the different generations of the revolution about the thoughts of Imam Khomeini.
Seraj continued, “The collaborators when they realized their defeat in this direction, proceeded to attempt to destroy Imam Ruhollah [Khomeini], by collaborating with the reformists explicitly stating that Imam’s thoughts should be left to the museum because they are populist and violent.”
The expert on strategic issues continued, “When this process did not result in destruction, it then aimed at distorting the Imam’s school, the leaders of which showed reminiscences and distortions of the principles and verses of the Imam’s thoughts, in relations to the United States and anti-arrogance, which his way of life demonstrated.
Emphasizing that distortion and scepticism are lines that are now pursued by the current hypocrisy, Seraj said, “Now, in addition to distortion, scepticism is pursued in discrediting Imam’s thoughts, and the BBC documentary follows this in supporting its internal partner.”
Referring to a connection between the internal current hypocrisy and the perverse Baha’i sect, he said that a joint project has been defined between foreign media, especially the BBC, which belongs to the Baha’is, and the internal current hypocrisy. He said, “They have targeted the revolution and anti-arrogance in order to pave the way for the domination of the Islamic Republic.”
Seraj stated that the BBC project was currently facing criticism and a report on the invalidity of this project was documented He said, “Despite this scandal for the BBC, we should not forget that the original project is still functioning, and this media is still facilitating and paving the way for dominant regimes through sceptical thinking by those who are opposed to arrogant powers.
The expert on strategic issues concluded, “Because the internal current hypocrisy is using the strategies of the Western countries, issues such as anti-arrogance and relations with the United States are projects that will continue to be proposed and pursued in the future.”