[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Miadgah-e Eshgh

[Date:] Mid-Sha’ban 1393 A. H. [24 Khordad 1393] [14 June 2014]

 

Bahaism from Imam Khomeini’s Perspective

These groups have one common element; that is treason towards the Islamic country and attacking its guardians. Since the enemies of Islam and plunderers of weak nations find their interests endangered by the influence of the clergy (which is the only protector of the Holy Quran and Islam’s redemptive teachings), in order to protect their colonial interests, they attempt to create deviant parties and groups that are outwardly allied to Islam, but in reality are against it. Islam and the sacred Jafari sect are like barriers standing against the foreigners and their agents (whether from left or right); and the clergy, which is the protector of the Quran, is like the barrier preventing the foreigners from dealing with the Islamic countries, particularly Iran, the way they would like to. Therefore, in order to break this barrier, they have been planning for centuries—sometimes through the dominance of their malicious agents in the Islamic countries, and sometimes by creating false religions and the propagation of Babism, Bahaism and Wahhabism, and sometimes through the deviant parties.

(Safiheh Imam, volume 3, page 303)