Sexism in Baha’i Faith…

Baha’i Faith, almost certainly be touted as promoting “equality of men and women” and as such would be a progressive belief almost unique in the world’s religions if it was totally true. The Baha’i Faith claims to support the ideal of equality of men and women as a basic teaching.

But full equality of the sexes? Not in the Baha’i Faith as women are deprived the right to be elected as members of the Universal House of Justice.

Though Baha’u’llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith, plainly said that in his religion “women are as men.” What the public generally doesn’t know, is that women are excluded from serving on the religion’s highest governing body, the Universal House of Justice. The Universal House of Justice is the international governing council of the Bahá’í Faith and the center of Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant today. The ineligibility of women for membership on the Universal House of Justice the exclusion of women from the House is impossible to change, since that provision occurs in the “authorized interpretations” of Baha’i scripture.

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Pune (India) Baha’i community witnesses one more Sex Scandal

Taraz Navayazdan

In December 2015 a winterschool was organised by the Baha’is to give a chance to Baha’i youth to mingle with each other and learn more about Baha’i activities. Not all attending this winterschool are bachelors. One married couple (Naim & Dilrabo) from Yaganegi family attended this winterschool. This is a famous Baha’i family in Pune and is related to other prominent Baha’is like Lesan Azadi, Payam Shoghi, Nemat Mihrshahi etc.

Naim Yaganegi (a Persian Baha’i) married Dilrabo, a Baha’i and a foreign national (I think from Tajikistan). They have two kids. Dilrabo alone attended the WS in Riverdale School (a Baha’i inspired school) in Pune. One prominent Baha’i activist Taraz (also Persian), a bachelor and serving at various Baha’i committees also attended this WS. It is well known that Baha’is try to find their life-partners in these kinds of camps. Some Baha’is also satisfy their carnal desires under the name of Baha’i core activities.

Baha’is are notorious throughout the world for their sexual scandals, broken marriages and illegal relationships. From the topmost leadership to lower level all Persian Baha’is are morally corrupt and are damaging the cultural / moral fabric of this nation.

I would just name a few Persian Baha’is who are involved in immoral activities in and around Pune.
Payam Shoghi, Delavara Mihrshahi, Rowhani Sisters (Marzia, Jena and Nazneen), Omid Seiosansian – none of them originally Indian.

Coming again to the story of Taraz and Dilrabo – Taraz tried to impress Dilrabo by showing how active he is in the Baha’i faith. Naim, Dilrabo’s husband is a simple man and not a very active Baha’i. Dilrabo and Taraz started to chat on Whatsapp and gradually built a relationship that is condemned in the Indian society.

Naim insisted that the Institutions of the Baha’i faith punish Taraz for his illicit relationship with his wife. Baha’is are told not to go to police but approach their administrative system which they believe is from Bahaulla. Poor Naim approached the LSA but nothing happened. Taraz did not even face the Administrative Sanctions, while there are many Indian Baha’is who have faced Administrative Sanctions for marrying according to Hindu rites.

According to what is known to many Baha’is in Pune this is what happened after the winterschool :

Taraz and Dilrabo started chatting on whatsapp. Later they were discussing on sleeping together and using condoms and how they can use the home of one of their Baha’i friend Mayuri whose keys were lying with Taraz. They copulated during the Baha’i month of fasting may be because there is no law that forbids sex during fasting in the Baha’i religion!

The marriage of Naim was ruined, Baha’i ‘Spiritual Assembly’ did nothing to Taraz, he is free today and exploiting other innocent Baha’i girls who get impressed by seeing the Baha’i activities of Taraz. Poor Naim did not divorce Dilrabo for the sake of his kids.

Persian Baha’is are the most corrupt people. If any Persian Baha’i is found exploiting an Indian lady, he will be punished not by the LSA but by Indian people themselves!.

Many thanks to our friend (name withheld) for sharing this.

Source : http://bahai-scandals.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/pune-bahai-community-witnesses-one-more.html

Why I Abandoned the (Haifan) Baha’i Faith? Extract from Dale Husband’s blog.

…If only everyone in the world became Baha’i, I was told, we would be at peace and prosperity forever.

What a wonderful vision! But human nature will NEVER allow for it! The reason is that the leadership of the Baha’i Faith, from its founder, Baha’u’llah, to the Universal House of Justice today, claims to be infallible because it is guided by God. Yet we know that Baha’u’llah, his son Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha’s grandson Shoghi Effendi (the Guardian of the Faith), and the members of the Universal House of Justice were/are all HUMAN BEINGS. What evidence do we have that ANY of them are infallible? NONE! And if you cannot question the will of a leadership, what do you in fact have? Tyranny! And what does tyranny always lead to, according to history? Corruption and injustice! And that, in turn results in the system breaking down over time. Indeed, the very idea that any human being, human run institution, or human product is infallible is sheer nonsense. It is the most dangerous idea in the world!

Also, I finally began to see that the Baha’i Faith also has errors, contradictions, and failures of its own, despite being less than 200 years old. It was my coming to understand this that finally led me to leave the Faith with a heavy heart.

The hypocrisies of the Baha’i Faith’s own dogmas can be summed up as follows:

⦁ State that religion no longer needs clergy……and replace them with leaders that are as authoritarian as the clergy ever was.
⦁ Claim that men and women should be equal……but then deny women membership in the all-powerful leadership council of the religion.
⦁ Condemn as heretics those who believe in your religion but dare to challenge the claims of your religion’s current leadership, while at the same time claiming to welcome as friends the followers of other religions.
⦁ Claim there is harmony between science and religion, but also claim that anything your leaders say is absolutely true, even if on topics science is expected to address.

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Abdu’l-Baha Wouldn’t Bathe for Months at a Time and How Baha’is Suppressed this Fact

Baha’u’llah has enjoined upon his followers to bathe once a week:

“It hath been enjoined upon you to pare your nails, to bathe yourselves each week in water that covereth your bodies, and to clean yourselves with whatsoever ye have formerly employed. Take heed lest through negligence ye fail to observe that which hath been prescribed unto you by Him Who is the Incomparable, the Gracious.”

According to Baha’i scripture, Abdu’l-Baha wouldn’t bathe for months at a time. This act going against his father’s orders, has been censored and supressed in published works of Baha’is or simply distorted in the translation of Baha’i works into English. We will present here two such documents.

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Bahai Hypocrisy – So much for Independent Investigation of Truth! Don’t open email, just delete…!

THE NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHÁ’ÍS OF CANADA

17 January 2001 / 18 Honour 157

To all Local Spiritual Assemblies and all Regional Bahá’í Councils

January 17, 2001

Re: Mr. Ross Campbell

Dear Friends,

The National Spiritual Assembly and the Counsellors have now found it necessary to share with all of you guidance from the Universal House of Justice regarding Mr. Ross Campbell, a resident of British Columbia, whose recent email communications have apparently been sent to believers in various parts of the country. In a letter of 14 April 2000 addressed to the National Spiritual Assembly, the Universal House of Justice stated:

“…we write to advise you of the conclusion of the Universal House of Justice that Mr. Campbell has become an avowed supporter of the pretensions of Joel B. Marangella. As your Assembly is aware, Mr. Marangella is an active Covenant-breaker, one of the several former followers of Charles Mason Remey who have laid claims of their own to the Guardianship.

“…The friends should be advised to avoid any contact with him, both for their own spiritual protection and the protection of the Cause. In the poignant words of His last Tablet to the believers in America, the Master cautions: ‘O friends of God! Be awake, be awake; be vigilant, be vigilant!’, and He reiterates the command of Baha’u’llah: ‘If anyone comes to you with the book of the wicked, put him behind you.'”

Anyone who receives a communication from Mr. Campbell should be advised to inform the National Spiritual Assembly immediately, to delete it unopened, and make no response.

The National Spiritual Assembly will offer ardent and continuing prayers for the preservation of the spiritual health of the Canadian Baha’i community and its utter loyalty to Bahá’u’lláh’s mighty Covenant.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,

Judy L. Filson, Secretary

cc: Counsellors A. M. Ghadirian and D. Smith
National Spiritual Assembly (8)
All Auxiliary Board members (17)
International Pioneer Committee
National External Affairs Committee
National Teaching Committee

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A marriage made in hell: Baha’is, Russia, the Duginists and the Alt-Right

The Baha’i Temple (mashriq’ul-azkar) in Ishqabad, Turkmenistan (circa early 20th century)

From a Facebook status update

Because of their connection to the Tsarists before 1917, the Baha’i presence in the USSR was under some level of suspicion during the Soviet period. Stalin ordered the seizure of their temple in Ishqabad, Turkmenistan in 1928 but leased it back to them until 1938 when the property was taken over outright by the state. The structure was finally demolished in the 1960s by the Turkmenistan Soviet Socialist Republic authorities, having already been heavily damaged following an earthquake in 1948.

Now, Baha’ism was a proscribed ideology under the USSR, and for good reason too, particularly given its longstanding, deep linkages to the British empire and the Anglo-American establishment in general. This all changed with the Gorbachev period and the end of the Cold War, and from this time forward the Baha’is have been returning to Russia and the former Soviet republics in droves, setting up organizations and missionary activities up and down the former USSR. Although Russia is supposedly an ally of the Islamic Republic of Iran — this,while the Baha’is remain an archenemy of the current system in Iran (esp. as their world-headquarters is located on Mt Carmel in Haifa occupied Palestine with the evidence of systematic collusion on many levels between the Zionist entity and the Baha’is being quite long and extensive) — the Russian state has allowed the Baha’is — and esp. the dominant sect of the Haifan Baha’i (UHJ) organization — to flourish in Russia without much impediment or any serious questions being asked. Many Protestant missions and New Age groups have apparently been thrown out of Russia in recent years, but not the Baha’is. For those who wish a comparison in order to understand the dynamic, Haifan Baha’ism is to the Islamic Republic of Iran what the Gulen organization and Gulen networks are to Erdogan and Turkey.

Now, the relationship of Baha’ism with the Russians began as early as the 1850s when a step-brother of Baha’ism’s prophet-founder, Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri Baha’u’llah (d. 1892), was an employee working for the Russian embassy in Tehran. It was through the devices of this brother that Baha’u’llah briefly found refuge in the Russian embassy in 1852 following the failed assassination attempt on the Iranian sovereign Nasiruddin Shah Qajar (d. 1896) by Baha’u’llah’s fellow Babis. While the Baha’is have vigorously denied it, placing the blame instead exclusively on Shaykh ‘Azim Turshizi (d. 1852), some Azali Babi sources assert with pretty convincing evidence that the mastermind of the failed assassination attempt on the Iranian Qajar king was none other than Baha’u’llah himself. During this event the Russian embassy became instrumental in brokering Baha’u’llah’s reprieve from certain death by the Qajars, even facilitating his exile from Iran following the event, a fact which indicates that the Iranian authorities of the time (like the Azali Babi sources some decades later) also believed that Baha’u’llah had been a mastermind (if not THE central mastermind) of the failed assassination attempt on Nasiruddin Shah’s life.

Fast forward to the present. I have been watching very closely for some years now as a developing relationship has bloomed between individual Baha’is on social media (who I believe are quite close to the Baha’i authorities in the US and Israel) with the Duginists. While on the surface this relationship ostensibly does not make any sense, as the articulated values of Baha’ism are diametrically opposed to almost everything Duginism claims to stand for, yet it is nevertheless happening for those watching it unfold. I can name names here, but I will not for the time being. I will leave that for another time. Reciprocally, for their part the Duginists seem to be quite sympathetic to the Baha’is, especially since I am common enemy #1 to them both. Time after time over the past 12-14 months, certain prominent Duginists in social media (some of whom are published on the Katehon) have jumped to the defense of the Baha’is while verbatim repeating their canards. There is also an ongoing relationship between the aforementioned Baha’is in social media and the North American alt-right movement in general. Such atypical anomalies — which now seem to be standard in this Brave New World ruled by the (il)logic of the inverted and malefic metaphysics of Chaos — should be noted, esp. by authorities in Iran and also by the Left far and wide worldwide. While people pretend to profess one thing, in the real world often other things appear to be happening from behind the scenes where (just as with Baha’ism’s cozy relationship with Zionism and Jewish supremacism) we now have this generation of white supremacist neo-Nazis on friendly terms with them as well.

One explanation for this deepening relationship between the Baha’is, the Russian state, the Duginists and the so-called alt-right is obviously “Israel,” since the Zionist entity is a common covert financier and supporter to them all. But there is more going on here than meets the eye. So watch this space, and watch it carefully.

Source : http://wahidazal.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-marriage-made-in-hell-bahais-russia.html

Universal House of Justice is worried about the Internet!

THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT
22 February 2016

Transmitted by email

The National Spiritual Assemblies of the Baha’is of …

Dear Baha’i Friends,

As you know, although the primary responsibility for coordinating the defence of the Baha’i community from the misrepresentations of its detractors and the attacks of its assailants lies with the institutions of the Faith, the individual believer can contribute to this field of endeavour. However, such individual contributions are best made after consultation with the institutions and the receipt of necessary guidance.

The advent of the Internet and the subsequent proliferation of websites, blogs, social media, and messaging systems create both new opportunities for defending the Faith and new challenges. Instances have arisen in which the intemperate language used on the Internet by individuals in defence of the Faith, and unwise comments made by them, have been seized on by the authorities in Iran to justify the repressive measures they are exerting against the Baha’i community. The Universal House of Justice has asked us to share with you its concern about this matter and to direct your attention to the need to assist those particular friends in your country who are active on the Internet in this field to be mindful of the high standards that the Teachings call on us to uphold in our use of language.

To assist you in this matter, we have enclosed a compilation, “Defence of the Faith and the Use of Language”, in both English and Persian, prepared at the Baha’i World Centre at the request of the House of Justice. It is hoped that through the careful study of the compilation those involved in the defence of the Faith will find ways to frame their remarks in a manner befitting the nobility of the Cause for which the dearly loved friends in Iran are sacrificing so much. 

Dearly loved sacrificing friends of Iran !!!!!?
With loving Baha’i greetings, Department of the Secretariat

Enclosures

cc: International Teaching Centre Baha’i International Community, United Nations Office,

New York and Geneva Baha’i International Community Brussels Office Baha’i Internet Agency Offices of External Affairs of Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Rahmatu’llah Muhajir – Pioneer of Fraud Practices in Baha’i Faith

Rehmatullah Muhajir

This short treatise is an analysis of Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir’s rise in the Baha’i Faith and the means adopted by him to give prominence to the Baha’i Faith. In the end, I have also attempted to present the many present day unfortunate situations having source in the means adopted by him.

I presume that the readers are fairly aware of the Baha’i Faith and its founder and contributors. One such personality, given a heroic status, is Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir. Much is stated about his pioneering efforts at Mentawai Island from 1953-1957, from where onwards he got the greater than life status in the Baha’i Faith. Let us closely analyze his efforts in this period:

a. Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir went to the Islands as a physician appointed by the Government of Indonesia. He was on the pay-rolls of the Government. However, Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir tried to use this opportunity to influence few inhabitants and introduce the Baha’i Faith.b. Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir cleverly projected his efforts as service to humanity externally and within the Faith as service for the Cause. The fact was, he wanted to get prominence in the Baha’i Faith and saw himself as a contestant for future engagement in managing the affairs. The Government of Indonesia was paying for all this!

c. If service to humanity was his goal, why did he return to the Holy Land immediately on passing away of the Guardian? The answer is very clear – to occupy a position in the Faith.

d. If Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir had converted several thousand natives of Mentawai Island, where are they presently after almost three generations? Today Christianity, Islam and native belief – in that order – are the prominent beliefs. There is no trace of Baha’i Faith in the island.

e. The Mentawai Island has seen several devastating earthquakes and Tsunamis in past 60 years. While many world nations and communities have been seen supporting rescue and rehabilitation efforts, the humanity loving Baha’i Faith, was never to be seen. What happened to service of humanity, a salient principle of the Faith? Or was Mentawai a failed case for the Faith?

From the above it is clear that Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir spent a paid holiday in the beautiful Mentawai Island for four years along with gaining prominence in Faith.

Another of Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir’s so called success in spreading the Baha’i Faith is his contribution to the Indian Baha’i Community. Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir was in India, in early 60’s had attained sufficient position to avoid staying in third world India. He used to frequent often and is credited to have been instrumental in growing the community numbers from 850 in 1961 to 1000000 in 1979, the year of his death. He is also credited to have established the Rabbani School and Faizi Institute. Now let us analyze Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir’s Indian sojourns:

a. Both the Institutes were established by seeking government grants projecting the humanitarian vision of the Baha’i Faith. Both the institutes became notorious later as Baha’i propagation centers and were/are under continuous surveillance by the Indian intelligence agencies.

b. Both the institutes became a ground for collecting funds from wealthy Baha’i communities across India and the world. The only beneficiaries were Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir’s family members.

c. Needless to say such Institutes don’t survive in the long run. Both are under verge of closure and would be most likely taken over by the government or other non-Baha’i trusts.

d. Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir, after his Mentawai success, became a master at inflating numbers. He taught this art to the Indian Baha’i Community. That is why we find mind boggling numbers of assemblies in this period (stated around 10000 LSA’s in India) and huge surge in community members. Official Government census from 70’s to present day say differently. Present community strength in India is less than 5000 (Exact 4572, census 2011). Where is the huge community that Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir is credited with?

e. Present day Baha’i Administration is facing embarrassment in public and facing anxious moments under scrutiny by intelligence agencies to justify the inflated numbers. Loyalty and integrity of the Baha’i Faith members is under question. All this is the legacy of Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir.

f. Mohajer family members, who have inherited unscrupulous habits from their uncle are keeping the same tradition alive in India through Payman Mohajer. The Mohajer’s have been a big liability in India for past 50 years.

Payman Mohajer

g. It is well known that during 60’s he had strained relations with his ever-supporting wife. He preferred company of younger ladies. There are several old-timers to vouch for this, although official history conveniently overlooks this while creating a saintly image of Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir.

To conclude, Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir was a publicity seeking, shrewd manipulator. True to his Persian blood. His so-called service to the Baha’i Faith is only to promote himself. He has cleverly mis-appropriated Baha’i funds to build assets and settle his family. He has seen the Baha’i Faith as a family business to be passed on from generation to generation. He has successfully, in that regard created the Muhajir brand for reaping benefits in decades to come. Unfortunately, several sincere Baha’is are hardly remembered, while fraudsters as Dr Rehmatullah Muhajir are immortalized.

Regretfully yours,
A concerned Baha’i

Source : https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/talk.religion.bahai/9N3d8imjsdg

 

Bahai way of working in Iran!

Baha’is pay Millions of Dollars to Iranian government plus a bond that they will not proselytize again. Baha’ism is considered a cult in Iran and Proselytizing ‘Baha’i Faith’ is punishable by law.

Sahba Farnoush, a Baha’i resident of the city of Tehran, who was detained and sent to prison some time ago, along with at least 15 other Baha’is, when security officers raided their homes in many different cities of Iran, was released by posting 200 million toumans (approx $66,280) bail.

Navid Aghdasi, a Baha’i resident who was detained and sent to Evin prison some time ago, because he followed up on the unsolved murder of his maternal cousin, Ataollah Rezvani, was released by posting 200 million toumans ($66,280) bail.

Shahram Najaf Tomara, a Baha’i from Tehran, was released at 11 pm on Monday December 28th 2015, after posting bail of 1 billion rials (approx $33,140).

According one of his close relatives, he was called in to the Intelligence and Security office of Hamedan, and was warned that if he teaches the Baha’i Faith again, he will be facing exile or an increase in his prison term.

On November 2014, Hamid Azizi was detained under charges of promotion of anti-regime groups, and after ten days of interrogation, was temporarily released on 100 million toumans (approx $33,140) bail.

Source : http://iranpresswatch.org/post/13886/

Likewise there are 10s of other Iranian Baha’i prisoners who have been released on Bail but the amount not disclosed. This amount may be more thana Million US$.

Source : https://www.bic.org/imprisoned-providing-education

Aziz Samandari and Jinous Sobhani, a former secretary at the Defenders of Human Rights Center, were released on 11 March 2009 on bail of 700 million Rials (approximately $73,000). Didar Raoufi, Payam Aghsani and Nima Haghar were released on the same day and ordered to pay the same amount (approximately $73,000). Shahrokh Taef was released six days later on 17 March 2009 having paid the same amount(approximately $73,000) in bail.

Source : http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/middle-east-and-north-africa/iran/seven-bahai-leaders-given-harsh-prison-sentence

HRANA, April 25, 2015.

In late March, nine Bahais were arrested in Hamadan. In recent days seven of these have been released on bail, ranging from 25 to 60 million tumans (8000 to 19,500 euros / $US 9000 to 21,000).
Source : https://sensday.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/nine-bahais-arrested-in-hamadan-seven-released-on-bail/

Bahai News (Persian), September 28, 2016.

Yashar Rezvani (یاشار رضوانی), a Bahai from Kerman who has been living in Tehran, has been freed on bail. He was arrested in a raid on his home on August 3. After over a month of solitary confinement and interrogation in Evin Prison, he was transferred to a general wing of the same prison. He is to be charged with membership of Bahai organisations. Bail was set at 200 million tumans (56,000 euros; 64,000 $US), and was apparently approved in mid-Septmber, but for some reason his actual release on bail was then delayed for 10 days.

Source : https://sensday.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/yashar-rezvani-free-on-bail/

Bahai News (Persian), October 10, 2016.

Five of the Bahais who have been arrested in Shiraz in recent weeks have been freed on bail, which was set at 200 million tumans (approx. $US 63,600)…. On October 3, the other three were among 14 Bahais who were arrested in their homes in Shiraz on the evening of September 29. Behnam Azirpour (بهنام عزیرپور), Sa`id Hosna (سعید حسنی) and Esma`il Rusta (اسماعیل روستا) have already been released on bail.

Source : https://sensday.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/five-bahais-bailed-in-shiraz/

Baha’i cult UHJ admonishes Jamshed Fozdar

Mr. Jamshed Fozdar – disenchanted Baha’i of Singapore
 THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT

Bahá’í World Centre • P.O. Box 155 • 31001 Haifa, Israel
Tel: 972 (4) 835 8358 • Fax: 972 (4) 835 8280 • Email: secretariat@bwc.org

6 November 2009

The Spiritual Assembly of
the Bahá’ís of Singapore

Dear Bahá’í Friends,

The Universal House of Justice has received your letter dated 2 November 2009, together with its enclosures, regarding the further actions of Mr. Jamshed Fozdar. His latest communication to your Assembly is indeed highly regrettable. Your Assembly should write to him to say that it has nothing further to add to what was conveyed to him in your letter of 15 October 2009 and to urge him to reflect upon the guidance it contained.

The House of Justice has also noted Mr. Fozdar’s actions in sending critical and contentious messages to Bahá’í institutions and agencies in Singapore. It is confident that your Assembly will assist them not to be disheartened by such communications and remind them that there is nothing to be gained by attempting to engage in a dialogue with the writer. Rather they can be encouraged to move forward with vital work of the Cause within the framework of the Five Year Plan, turning their faces to the Abhá Beauty and trusting in His unfailing care and protection.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,

Department of the Secretariat

cc: International Teaching Centre
Board of Counsellors in Asia
Counsellor Irene Chung

Source : http://singaporebahai.blogspot.com/

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