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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]

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan Havai

[Date:] 21 Bahman 1371 - 10 February 1993

[Issue No:] 1019

 

The weekly Lebanese journal, Alkafah al-Arabi: The Americans use the Baha’is as the propagators of their principles

Tehran – Aerial Kayhan News Service

The [term] “new world order” that George Bush, the president of the United States, has propounded, is the principal motto of the Baha’i sect.

The weekly Lebanese journal, Alkafah al-Arabi, in an article regarding the propagative usage by the Baha’is of the subject of the new world order of America, wrote: “The Baha’is, by having institutions in [the United States of] America—while backed by the White House—keep on having ever-increasing influence on the international organizations and believe that the new world order is the realization of the ideals of “Baha’u’llah”, the founder of the Baha’i sect, who, in 1867, claimed the mission of a prophet. They believe that America can, as an executive power with the support of the United Nations, put into action its decisions for the establishment of world peace.

On the other hand, one American researcher, who is an expert on the organizational affairs of the Baha’i sect, revealed that Baha’is, with the support of some of the so-called legal [Arabic] and American organizations, have increased their influence on the international and Freemasonry organizations.

He [says], “Araj [sic] Ayman, the Baha’i representative on human rights affairs at the United Nations, and Rostam Kheiroun, one of the well-known characters of the Baha’ism sect (sic), are attempting to organize in the coming months of Khordad and Tir 1372 [May and June 1993], a world conference on human rights, under the auspices of the United Nations in Vienna.

It is interesting to note that the largest volume of publicity of the international organizations, such as the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, revolves around this theme and it is aiming for the activities of this political sect to be recognised in Iran.

Lack of recognition of this sect in Iran is considered by Westerners to be a violation of human rights, while in Iran, members of constitutionally recognized religions are free to perform their religious affairs and there is no limitation imposed on them.