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[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:] Mehr News Agency
[Date:] 2 Tir 1392 [23 June 2013]
In an Interview With Mehr News Agency, It Was Stated: Warning Against New Propaganda Methods of Baha’ism/Ways to Deal With the Perverse Baha’i Sect
One of the researchers of the perverse Baha’i sect warned about the new methods of this sect. He said, “The authorities should prepare the means of confrontation after identifying the harms that have caused the penetration of perverse sects such as Baha’ism among the youth and other social groups, because sources of many of these sects are political, and they basically designed these sects to dominate the Third World and Islamic countries, and today they involve some of our youth with different methods and tools.”
This researcher said, “Babism was created about 170 years ago during the black and freemasonry rule of Qajar, which was under the domination of the colonialists. Colonialism went to war and openly confronted the basic principles of Islam by distorting and strengthening the Babi sect and by distorting, lying and mixing fabrications, illusions and false teachings in the name of the ‘new religion.’”
He added, “The leader of the Baha’is (Husayn Ali, Baha’u’llah) repeatedly claimed to be a prophet in his books and called himself the Messenger of God. Abbas Effendi, the son of Baha’u’llah, considers Ali Muhammad the Bab to be among the prophets such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, all of whom performed miracles. Then he introduced Ali Muhammad the Bab as the herald of the advent of his father (Husayn Ali, Baha’u’llah), and also his father among and above them all. In other principles, such as the Imamate and resurrection, they also have perverse beliefs.”
The reason that the Baha’i sect has lasted with these superstitious rulings and weak beliefs is that they act organizationally.
The director of the Baha’i group of the Baqir al-Ulum (AS) Research Institute announced the implementation of a project called the “Ruhi Plan” by the House of Justice in more than 100 countries. He said, “Of course this plan failed In Iran. We have a rich culture, and culture is one of the most basic elements of identity, through which we can protect our people from the perverse thoughts of the Baha’is.”
By stating that one of their tricks is the progressive Twelve Principles of Baha’ism, he said, “The second Baha’i sect leader, Abbas Effendi, during his travels to Europe to propagate Baha’ism, laid down the Twelve Teachings and attributed them to his father, “Baha’u’llah”, while much of it does not appear in his father’s writings at all. One of these twelve teachings is blind imitation and abandoning all the prejudices (prejudices such as gender, religious, belief, patriotic and political, which destroys the human foundation) because he considers these to have destructive effects. One of their propaganda methods is the discussion of equality between men and women, which is being worked on intensively in Iran.