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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] 24 Mordad 1362 [15 August 1983]

[Issue No.:] 11941


A Review of the Vison and Actions of the Hojjatieh Society (4)

Fourth Part

Hojjatieh Society and Khat-e Imam [Imam’s Line]

One of the major mistakes of small groups during the Islamic Revolution has always been finding a legitimate place within the Islamic nation, under the guise of subjective, imaginary and far-from-reality analysis. Most of the time, leaders of these groups, whether Eastern or Western, due to lack of knowledge of divine standards in the country of the Messenger of God [Mohammad], have forcefully accepted these analyses and have banked on them. The investment of the Americans and the West in liberal movements at the beginning of the Revolution, with American and Russian plotting through their mercenaries in the armed groups [unfinished] … 

…How did the Society venture to propagate the Society’s line before the Imam’s line? Combatting Baha’ism only at the conceptual level (4), and in light of collaboration with the authorities, on an equal level or replacing the Imam’s line, and considering it as the combatting tool against the shah’s regime, America and Israel, is rooted in many other matters that do not fit in this brief…

… (4) The martyr Hashemi-Nejad said in this regard, “Even though this group claims that they were combatting Baha’ism, it did little good. Baha’ism had three dimensions, the economic, political and conceptual dimensions. Pay attention; this group was not allowed even to take one step to combat at the political and economical dimensions. The regime would firmly and decisively stop them. Could they even talk about Pepsi Cola, which belonged to Sabet Pasal? Could they speak about companies that belonged to Baha’is? Never; the regime had given them a red light on these matters.”