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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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Iranian Quran News Agency (IQNA)

[Date:] 14 Dey 1387 [3 January 2009]

 

Meeting on “Scientific Critique of Baha’ism” at the Islamic Azad University of Birjand

The Thought and Science Group held a meeting called “Scientific Critique of Baha’ism” on Thursday, 12 Dey [1 January], at the Islamic Azad University of Birjand.

According to the Iranian Quran News Agency (IQNA) South Khorasan Branch, a meeting of scientific criticism of Baha’ism and Babism, with the presence of provincial officials, university professors and teachers, was held by the Department of Islamic Education and the Islamic Association of Professors of the Islamic Azad University of Birjand, in the amphitheatre of the university.

In this scientific meeting, Hojjatol-Islam Ezzeddin Rezanejad from Qom spoke about sectarianism and the perverse sect, and gave detailed speeches on the identification of Baha’ism, the backgrounds and factors of its emergence and expansion, and the philosophy of Bahaism in Iran.

The person in charge of holding this meeting said that all participants in this workshop would be awarded a certificate of attendance.