[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:] Shabestan News Agency

[Date:] 5 Khordad 1395 [25 May 2016]

 

Communicating With the Perverse Baha’i Group is Condemned Under Any Pretext

Shabestan News Agency – The representative of the supreme leader in Qaleh Ganj, referring to the meeting of the [daughter] of a state official with the perverse Baha’i sect, said, “Communicating with the perverse Baha’i group is condemned under any pretext and the officials should deal seriously with the wrongdoers.”

Hojjatol-Islam Ahmad Najnou, while congratulating [participants in] the Sha’baniyah festival, told the Shabestan reporter, “The issue of resistance and stability is very important, and has been mentioned in the Quran and our traditions.” ...

He said, “One of the [things] that has happened recently is the meeting of the daughter of a government official with a perverse and illegitimate Baha’i group, and I wonder why this person does not learn her lesson; because the Quran invites people to learn from the lessons.”

The Friday prayer leader of Qaleh Ganj pointed out, “The meeting showed that this person has a problem with the basis of the system and the religion of Islam, so the relevant officials should not be tolerant; [they should] have a decisive approach.”

He stated, “This issue is an alarm for the Islamic society, which will lead to further complications if it is not dealt with decisively.”