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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]
[Adapted from website:] Kayhan Newspaper
[Date:] 29 Mordad 1387 [19 August 2008]
Baha’is Converted to Islam, And Shirin Ebadi “Proof of God”
Shirin Ebadi, in a press conference on Monday, at the centre of the illegal Human Rights Defenders Association, in a strange move, introduced the Baha’is who are the followers of a fake prophet and made by British colonialism as “Muslims” and followers of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), she also informed [the press conference] about her series of complaints against Kayhan and IRNA and said, “Due to the action of Kayhan Newspaper and IRNA against me and the Defenders of Human Rights Centre, in publishing news of [my support] for the Baha’is based in Israel, I have filed a lawsuit against Kayhan Newspaper and also the Islamic Republic News Agency of Iran.”
Following the meeting, a person named Hadi Esmailzadeh, who introduced himself as a jurist and lawyer of the counter-revolutionary leaders, also spoke about his actions in defending atheist assassins such as Taghi Shahram, who martyred fighters such as Majid Sharif Vaghefi and Morteza Samadiyeh Labbaf, and while defending terrorists such as Taghi Shahram and Saied Soltanpour as ideological-political defendants (!) stated, “As Ms. Shirin Ebadi said, the mission of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre is first to defend the ideological and political defendants.”
Taghi Shahram’s lawyer then criticized IRNA for reporting Baha’i activities in Iran, saying, “The official news agency of a country announced that Ms. Ebadi’s daughter had become a Baha’i. It is impossible to assume that it is possible; what does it have to do with IRNA that Shirin Ebadi’s daughter is a Baha’i?
On the sidelines of this meeting, Ebrahim Yazdi, the head of the Freedom Movement group, claimed that Shirin Ebadi is one of the proofs of God on earth (!)