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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]
[Adapted from website:] Adyannet
[Date:] 12 Mordad 1396 [3 August 2017]
Simin Fahandej’s Talk in Geneva
On the ninth anniversary of the arrest of Baha’i sect leaders in Iran, a spokeswoman in Geneva announced the launch of an international campaign for their release. But it is interesting to note the continued support of internationally affiliated organizations for Baha’ism on the one hand, and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the leader of Myanmar on the other; it indicates nothing but Baha’i espionage.
Adyannet - On the ninth anniversary of the imprisonment of seven Baha’i leaders in Iran, Simin Fahandej, spokeswoman for the Baha’i sect’s organization in Geneva, said, “This year we launched an international campaign for these individuals (Baha’i leaders detained in Iran) ... The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Asma Jahangir, has described the situation of religious minorities in Iran as very worrying.” (Baha’i News Agency)
In response to this report by the Baha’i spokeswoman, we consider it necessary to make some points.
- Apart from the fact that Baha’ism’s betrayal of Islam and Iran has a historical background (Baha’ism in Iran, p. 251), as Simin Fahandej pointed out, the indictment of the Baha’i leaders was for spying, propaganda against the regime, and cooperation with Israel.
- How is it that a country like Saudi Arabia, a public sponsor of terrorism, a murderer of the defenceless people of Yemen, Bahrain and even the Shias of its own country, does not have a special rapporteur on human rights?! The Shia leader of this country is executed and no one raises a voice. How can the oppressed Muslims of Myanmar be massacred and the leader of this country receive the Nobel Peace Prize?! (Tasnim News Agency). But for the Baha’i spies in Iran, all the international affiliates are sympathetic! Is the blood of the Baha’is of Iran more colourful? What can an unbiased human being deduce from this double standard of the Western world? Only that Baha’is are spies.!
See: Zahed Zahedani, Baha’ism in Iran, Source: Islamic Revolutionary Documentation Centre, 1381
Tasnim News Agency, News Headline: Anger of the Nobel Prize Winners at the Mysterious Lady of Myanmar, News ID: 1299155, dated 28 Dey 1395 [17 January 2017].