[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:] Kayhan Newspaper

[Date:] 28 Mordad 1387 [18 August 2008]

 

(Special News)

Baha’i Leaders: We Were About to Burst With Joy

The leaders of the Baha’i sect, based in occupied Palestine, while acknowledging the exchange of reports with the arrested Baha’is in Iran, claimed that these relations were legal and normal.

This Zionist sect denied in a statement the confession of seven arrested Baha’i elements to collaborating and spying for the Zionist regime, and at the same time claimed that Baha’u’llah, the head of the Baha’i sect, had gone to Palestine 70 years before the founding of Israel, and that Baha’ism, therefore, is not attached to Israel.

The Baha’i leaders, of course, have not explained what they are doing in this occupied country 60 years after the establishment of the illegitimate and fake Zionist regime, and how they enjoy the special support of this regime operating freely?!

Despite the denial of gratitude of [Shirin] Ebadi, in a statement, the leaders of Baha’ism acknowledged that the Iranian Baha’i group was so pleased with the support of the group affiliated with Shirin Ebadi for the right of Baha’is to education that they announced it in a contact with the Universal House of Justice, the Baha’i World Centre.