[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Ferghe News

[Date:] 26 Dey 1394 [16 January 2016]

 

Amoli Larijani: Baha’ism is a Fabricated Religion of the West

The head of the Judiciary said, “Baha’ism is a fabricated religion of the West to destroy Islamic countries; however, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, there has been no attack on Baha’is simply because they are Baha’is.”

According to Ferghe News, in today’s meeting of the supreme judicial officials, Ayatollah Amoli Larijani called the recent European Parliament resolution a clear interference in Iran’s internal affairs, which arises from the arrogant nature of European countries against independent countries, and noted that issuance of such resolutions during the process of serious negotiations between Iran and European countries shows that they can not easily give up their arrogant and domineering temperament. He said, “Unfortunately, the Europeans continue to repeat their obscene words against the people and the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran and do not pay attention to the reasoned answers, and in the recent resolution, they made unilateral claims without considering the repeated answers of the officials of the Islamic Republic.” ...

The head of the Judiciary pointed out that Westerners seek to make false claims about self-made religions such as Baha’ism in Iran, and stated, “Baha’ism is a false religion of the West to disintegrate Islamic countries; however, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, there has been no attack on Baha’is simply because they are Baha’is; what has happened is that the Judiciary has taken action against those who have spied for foreigners or acted against national security.”...