[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[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:] Islamic Development Organization

[Date:] 15 Mehr 1388 [7 October 2009]

 

A meeting to review the performance of sects and religions was held in Kalaleh

A meeting to review the performance of sects and religions was held in the governorate of Kalaleh City.

According to the public relations [representative] of the Golestan Islamic Propaganda Office, in this meeting, the head of the Kalaleh Islamic Propaganda Office, in presenting a report, called for cultural and propaganda activities in order to raise public awareness about the deviant sects of Baha’ism and Wahhabism.

He said, “Today, the enemy has targeted the religion of the people by creating heretical sects.”

Hojjatol-Islam Sharifi warned about the improper use of the internet and satellite among the family members and said, “Unfortunately, some young people use this tool; they make immoral use [of it], and we must strengthen the guidance and cultural depth, so that young people are not harmed.

He said, “The police force can take big steps in spreading religious culture.”