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Baha’is are ‘spies’, says Iran: CEN 5.22.08 May 22, 2008

Posted by geoconger in Bahá’í, Church of England Newspaper, Iran, Persecution.
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The leaders of Bahá’í community pose a threat to state security, an Iranian government spokesman said on May 20, denying charges the government the mass arrest of the faith’s leadership was an act of religious persecution.

Government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham told the official IRNA news agency the “Friends”, the six unofficial leaders of the 300,000 member Bahá’í in Iran were working “against the national interest.”

The Bahá’í leadership team was “an organized establishment linked to foreigners, the Zionists in particular,” he said, denying their arrests were motivated by religious considerations.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper’s Religious Intelligence section.

Baha’is are ‘spies’, says Iran
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