[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:] Javan Online

[Date:] 29 Tir 1389 [20 July 2010]

 

The solution to deal with the Baha’i sect

During a conversation, Seyyed Kazem Mousavi described the recent activities of the Baha’i sect and warned against the entry of these deviant currents in the political, economic, and especially cultural, spheres and emphasized that lack of awareness has led to the growth of deviant sects in Iran.

He said that Baha’ism is not widespread in Iran, but many new deviant sects have 160 years of Baha’i experience, adding, “Although several centres are in charge of dealing with these phenomena, so far, the security approach is good, but the security approach alone is no longer effective; unfortunately, we have acted very poorly in the cultural field.

Mousavi called the legal vacuum one of the main reasons for not dealing seriously with deviant sects, and said, “In addition to transparency and awareness, the only way to deal with the Baha’i sect is to cut off the Baha’i organization from the Baha’i community.”