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Your ar­ti­cle about Omid Djalili play­ing Fa­gin ( JC, Oc­to­ber 2) was very en­joy­able. How­ever, the state­ment that the Baha’i Faith is “an off­shoot of Is­lam” is in­ac­cu­rate.

As many JC read­ers will be aware, hav­ing vis­ited the Baha’i world cen­tre in Haifa, it is an in­de­pen­dent world re­li­gion, es­tab­lished in some 170 coun­tries and 112,000 lo­cal­i­ties.

It is true that it was born in Per­sia in the mid­dle of the 19th cen­tury within an Is­lamic mi­lieu but rapidly es­tab­lished its in­de­pen­dence with its own scrip­tures, laws and teach­ings. Robert Wein­berg Di­rec­tor, UK Baha’i Of­fice of In­for­ma­tion wein­berg1844@google­

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