[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Ahang–e- Siyasi - An Independent Socio-Political Newspaper

[Date:] Saturday 16 Dey 1357 [6 January 1979]

[Issue No.:] 6



Andrewtea [Andrew Whitley] has also joined the Perverse Sect

Congratulations to the management team and the followers of the BBC London!!  Last month “Andrewtea [Andrew Whitley],” the representative of BBC London in Tehran, joined the “Baha’i belief” during a ceremony held in the presence of “Aghdasi”, a Director [member] of the Baha’i Spiritual Assembly in Abadan.  It is interesting to note that during the “Baptism[1]” ceremony he said, “Years ago when I lived in England, I became acquainted with your religion, and today I am honoured to become a follower.”


[1] [There is no such rite in Baha’i Faith]