[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:] Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA)

[Date:] 29 Shahrivar 1387 [19 September 2008]

 

By Signing a Petition Addressed to the Prosecutor’s Office on the Sidelines of Friday Prayers: The Worshipers Demanded That Baha’ism Be Dealt With.

Today, on the sidelines of Friday prayers in Tehran, a group of worshipers signed a petition calling for the dissolution of Baha’ism.

According to a reporter of the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), a scroll [addressed] to the prosecutor general was installed today on the sidelines of Friday prayers, which was signed by the people, requesting the dissolution of Baha’ism.

In one section, the petition states: “Baha’ism is an organized sect whose leadership is based on the safe margin of the hostile and occupying regime of Jerusalem, and has based its policy on spreading lies against Islam and Iran, explicitly outlining the political, cultural and economic goals of global Zionism, and it proceeds recklessly.” This Zionist-Baha’i organization not only attacks Islam in a cowardly manner, but also does not think about humanity and its principles.

We, the undersigned, in order to fulfil our Islamic, humane duty, ask the esteemed prosecutor general to deal with all elements of the organization and dissolve these institutions.

This petition is to be sent to the prosecutor general’s office after completion, and a similar petition is being signed in other provinces of the country.