Editor’s Note: The following report was posted on Rasa News online site and is provided below in translation. For one analysis of the conspiracy myths of imperialist activity by Russians and British, now Americans and Israelis, in supposed support of the Baha’is throughout its 165 years of existence, see http://www.iranpresswatch.org/2009/03/debunking-myths/
A member of the Parliamentary presidency committee has confirmed that judiciary and executive officials would undertake severe confrontations against the underground and secretive activities of the Baha’i sect.
In an interview with Rasa’s reporter in Tabriz, Hojjato’l-Islam Sayyid Muhammad-Reza Mir Taju’d-Dini, a member of the presidency committee of the Islamic Parliament, “Baha’ism is a misguided sect, given its affiliation with certain enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
He added, “With special support from America and Israel, this sect continues its activities in this country, and recently has become even bolder in the Azari sections of the nation.”
The parliamentary representative of the people of Tabriz, Usku and Azar-shahr remarked on the issue of severe confrontations of the judiciary and the executive branch against the underground and secretive activities of the Baha’i sect, and noted, “Publication of misguided and wayward beliefs is not permissible in an Islamic society.”
Hojjato’l-Islam Mir Taju’d-Dini continued, “This sect has been created and produced by imperialists and primary enemies of Islam. For this reason, severe and immediate confrontation by the authorities is absolutely essential.”
[Posted on February 20, 2009, at http://www.rasanews.com/Negaresh_site/FullStory/?Id=48703 and translated by Iran Press Watch.]