[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:] 5 Shahrivar 1387 [26 August 2008]

 

(Special News)

New Document Linking Baha’ism to Zionists and Secularists

A number of counter-revolutionary elements close to the Baha’is have begun a new alliance with Zionist pressure groups in Germany. In this regard, the website of the Foreign Ministry of the Zionist regime reports about the coordinated efforts to put pressure on the German government and to exert economic pressure on the Iranian nation.

According to the report, a number of counter-revolutionary elements based in Germany, affiliated with the Green Party (founder of the Berlin Conference), in coordination with the Zionist group “Middle East Freedom Association”, the Cologne Jewish Association and some other Jewish-Zionist groups, are pressuring the German government to cancel the €100 million contract to establish three liquefied natural gas conversion centres in Iran.

This coalition has stated that it will continue to exert pressure in defence of the Baha’is and in support of the separation of religion and politics in Iran.

The Foreign Ministry of the Zionist government website states in its report: “The German government claims that this deal does not contradict the Security Council resolutions on sanctions against the Iranian government. But Israel has protested against this decision.”

The Zionist pressure group, “Middle East Freedom Association”, has emphasized its solidarity with the Baha’is and the current of secularism. The official Zionist defence of the Baha’i colonial sect comes at a time when both the Baha’i House of Justice and the Israeli Foreign Ministry website have claimed that Baha’u’llah, the sect’s leader, went to occupied Palestine 70 years before Israel was established and was buried there, and that there is no link between Zionism and Baha’ism.