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


[Adapted from website:] Khorasan Newspaper

[Date:] 19 Shahrivar 1387 [9 September 2008]


Kerman Friday Prayer Leader Warns Against Anti-Religious Activities in the Province

Khorasan Reporter: The representative of the supreme leader and Friday prayer leader of Kerman warned about the activities of perverse religious sects in this province. Hojatoleslam Jafari called on the people and officials to be sensitive to this issue. He added, “Promoting and spreading sects such as Baha’ism, Wahhabism and Babism is [part] of the conspiracies of the United States.”

He called the propagandists of these sects spies for global Zionism. He said, “One should be vigilant about the activities of anti-religious sects and be aware of the influence of their agents.”

He added, “If the Baha’is have something to say, they should visit the office of the representative of the supreme leader or the religious [theologians] of Kerman and express [what they have to] say and hear the necessary answers.”