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[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:] 15 Khordad 1395 [4 June 2016]


Hojatoleslam Montazeri said:

Valuing Baha’ism is a Dagger in the Heart of the Imam-i-Zaman [Lord of the Age] / Communicating With This Sect Has Legal Ramifications

The prosecutor general, stating that valuing Baha’ism is a dagger in the heart of the Imam-i-Zaman, said, “Those who associate with this sect should expect their own legal ramifications.”

According to the political correspondent of Tasnim News Agency, Hojatoleslam Montazeri, in expressing that the United States and Britain are implementing Israel’s sinister plans in the region, declared, “One of the duties and responsibilities of all people is to know the enemy. Of course, the enemy has already gone through many experiences, one of which has been the imposed eight-year war. Our armed forces at sea, air and land will destroy them to the point where they can never make up for it.”

He continued, “One of the currents which was made by Britain and Israel is the perverse Baha’i community, and it is not wise to speak about these people in society and interact with them.”

The prosecutor general, stating that today, valuing Baha’ism is stabbing the Imam-i-Zaman in the heart, said, “People who associate with this sect should be held accountable for their actions before the nation, and expect legal ramifications.”

At the end of the ceremony, the prosecutor general attended the holy graves of the martyrs of the 15 Khordad [4 June] uprising and paid tribute to them by offering flowers.