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


[Adapted from website:] Rasa News

[Date:] 15 Esfand 1387 [5 March 2009]


An expert on the matter of Baha’ism:

To combat the Baha’ism it is necessary to create a new methodical system.

Resa Cultural Service

An expert on the matter of Baha’ism said, “If the members of the Baha’i sect do not [regularly] attend at the meetings of their group, they would be pursued by their movement.”

Hojjatol-Islam Sajjadi, an expert on the matter of Baha’ism, in an interview with the Resa reporter said: “Baha’ism is a systematic organisation therefore a modern methodical system needs to be devised to combat it. He added: In combating this sect, persistence and vigilance is needed in order to get the final result.”

He expanded: “Our problem in combating Baha’ism is not a domestic matter, because there are two hundred National Assemblies active in the world at this moment in such countries as Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, European countries and even the United States.”

Hojjatol-Islam Sajjadi stated “We should move into a long-term program, where the role of every individual should be well defined in order to be able to have an effective result on this matter.”

He also said: “According to the two hundred studies conducted into the traditional and modern sectarian matters recognized in this country that I have investigated, the most dangerous one that has influence over our thoughts is Baha’ism.”

Hojjatol-Islam Sajjadi acknowledged that: “Any delay in our reactions, in regard to the activities of the matters of Baha’ism, and from another point view, [to confront] with a population of one hundred and eighty thousand people, will need a vast [well defined] program.”

This expert on the Baha’ism concluded that: “The members of the Baha’i Sect, if they do not attend regularly in the meetings of this group, they will be pursued by their movement.

And he added: “Pursuit of Baha’is has unfavourable results such as dismissal from the spiritual and administrative services, even the confiscation of one’s possessions. Therefore, those who want to withdraw [from the Baha’i Faith] do not have the courage to turn back [recant].