The Iranian regime continues to incite against members of the Baha’i Faith and blame them for the recent violent protests on the day of Ashura (December 27, 2009).

Two representatives of Parliament, Fatemeh Alia and Mohammd Ismail Kowsari both of whom are also members of the influential Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security, become the latest to scapegoat Baha’is and accuse them and others of having a role in the Ashura protests.

Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi, whose office has published numerous hateful anti-Baha’i articles in recent months, implicitly connects Baha’is to the unrest: “We have never seen a disturbance as big and complex as this in the last 30 years. The hypocrites, non-Muslim secularists, and misguided sects are very active in this disturbance.”

Sign reads: Mousavi, the Baha’i, must be executed

Following the mass opposition demonstrations on Ashura, the regime brought its supporters to the streets across the country, in rallies that usually didn’t attract many participants. In one such rally in Isfahan on December 29 this sign was visible.