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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Adapted from website:] IMNA

[Date:] 12 Dey 1389 [2 January 2011]


With the Efforts of the Islamic Propagation Office of Isfahan; The Second Round of “Critics of Baha’ism” Will be Held in Isfahan

IMNA News Agency: The second round of “Critics of Baha’ism”, aimed at explanation of and familiarization with this sect and its beliefs, will be held by efforts of the Islamic Propagation Office of Isfahan.

Reported by IMNA: “Abdulmejid Khatib, the deputy head of the Education Department of the Islamic Propagation Office of Isfahan, announced the news for the meeting of the second round of “Critics of Baha’ism”.

He stated: “The second round of “Critics of Baha’ism” aims at explaining and becoming familiar with this sect and its belief structure, objectives, policies, and its existing organs and identifying the roots of this misguided religion.”

Khatib added, “One hundred preachers and clergymen of fourth grade from Isfahan Seminary will be attending. There will 30 hours of training.”

The head of Isfahan’s Educational Department of the Islamic Propagation Office said, “The session intends to introduce the students to the new sects, preparing and empowering the preachers to respond, research and debate on the subject of Baha’ism.”

He said, “Given the vulnerability of youth and their unfamiliarity with such sects and the need for the talented students to learn about the false religions, the course is placed on the agenda of this [Department of] Education [to educate] the teachers about this topic.