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


[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] 14 Aban 1360 [5 November 1981]


Anti-Baha’i Society Answers Ayatollah Jannati’s Questions

Following the remarks of Ayatollah Jannati, a member of the Guardian Council and the interim Friday prayer leader of Qom in Kayhan, during which questions were asked of the anti-Baha’i Society, this Society sent a reply to Kayhan, which Kayhan is publishing in full, in order to respect the press law…

Of course, studies and discussions of the [Hojjatieh] Society with the false and deviant ideologies, at any given time, are in accordance with the method of activity of the followers of these ideologies in the society. As in the past, the Baha’i Zionist sect had widespread propaganda in the scientific and cultural centres, and now the atheistic and eclectic groups that are inclined to the right and the left have a major role in misleading the naïve youth. Naturally, any school and community that decides to propagate and defend the dear Islam and the true Shiism will have to face the promoters of false and corrupt ideologies ...

7 - … The Society is committed to protecting and defending the sanctity of Islam and Shiism… Fortunately, the Society, through its many years of efforts to introduce the dangerous and anti-Islamic nature of the Baha’is and its connection to imperialism and Zionism, as well as to repel their attacks and damage the sanctity of religion, has demonstrated that it prioritizes the dangers of the United States, Israel and other Western devouring enemies…

6 Muharram 1402, 12 Aban 1360 [3 November 1981]