Anti-Iran Baha'i Appointed by President Clinton


U.S. President Bill Clinton has appointed an anti-Iranian Baha'i as a member of the Commission on International Religious Freedom. The commission is tasked by the White House to take measures against religious discrimination in different countries. It comprises a number of American officials and representatives of various religions. According to the law on International Religious Freedom passed by the U.S. Congress last year, the U.S. is officially responsible for monitoring the way the governments treat the followers of different religions.

Firouz Kazemzadeh, who is the Foreign Affairs Secretary of the National Assembly of Baha'is in the U.S., has been appointed by Clinton as a new member of the commission. Kazemzadeh was previously a professor of Russian at Yale University. He is also the spokesman of the Baha'is residing in the U.S. He has time and again made unfounded allegations against Iran at the U.S. Congress. The Baha'i sect was established by Britain and the Jews in order to sow discord among the Muslims. Baha'is are mostly based in Israel.

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