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 email@example.com