[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:] Resalat

[Date:] Wednesday 14 Mordad 1366 - 9 Dhu’l Hijja 1407 [5 August 1987]

[Issue No:] 455

[Page:] 3

 

Wahhabism, the Colonial Religion of Saudi Arabia

 

In the Name of God

 

Introduction

 

Wahhabism, which has undeservedly been known as a religion amongst the Islamic sects, is nothing but a fabricated sect which was created by the hand of colonialism and Anti-Islam colonialists in the Islamic countries. The British Espionage [agency] established this fabricated sect in the Islamic countries in the 18th century by notorious British spies such as Hempher. Its founder is Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. Hempher, the British spy was the one who nurtured Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. In his book ‘Hempher Memoires’, he has described how he was acquainted with Abd al-Wahhab and came to know him personally. He encouraged him to establish his own new sect.

 

Hempher, the British spy had the duty of evaluating the degree of difference among the Muslims and finding a way to ignite fires amongst them to the point of explosion, incited the war among the Muslims.

Hempher, as a means of partially achieving his objective, went to Basrah and found the person of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and invented the new school of Wahhabism and sent him to Arabia in order to annihilate Islam.

 

The Wahhabi sect can be compared to the espionage and hollow sect of Bahaism in Iran. It has had the same role as Baha’ism, in the Islamic Arab countries.