[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:] Tasnim News Agency

[Date:] 30 Ordibehesht 1395 [19 May 2016]

 

Faezeh Hashemi Went to Visit the Baha’is to Praise and Glorify Their Sect

The editor-in-chief of Kayhan Newspaper described Faezeh Hashemi’s meeting with the Baha’is in order to praise and glorify them.

According to the political correspondent of Tasnim Pouya News Agency, Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor-in-chief of Kayhan, in Asr-e Emrooz Newspaper, [spoke to] reporters on the side-lines of the celebration of the third anniversary of the comedy programme “Dr. Salam [Good day, doctor]”. In answer to the question, “Was Faezeh Hashemi’s meeting with the perverse Baha’i sect about inviting them to Islam?” he said, “She went to praise and glorify that sect.”

He added, “Baha’ism is a sect and a Zionist party, and every member of this sect is a member of this Zionist party.”