[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:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Tuesday 11/9/1359 [2 December 1980]

[Number:] 16300


Commentary Notes of Parliamentary Proceedings

The speech of Hojjatol-Islam Shajouni, Karaj Representative, who during his struggles during the time of Tághut[1] rule, was imprisoned 25 times and was forbidden to preach for 10 years, overshadowed the speeches of the first speaker.  Hojjatol-Islam Shajouni set forth his ideas in the form of 15 questions which are topics of public interest these days …

Hojjatol-Islam Shajouni, regarding one of the Temporary Government’s bungles said: “The Head of the Prime minister’s Office of the Temporary Government wrote in a letter to the so-called Baha’ism community: “I beseech the Almighty God for the increased success of the Baha’ism community”. 

Some Representatives demanded to know the name of the Head of the Prime minister’s Office of the Temporary Government.  Hojjatol-Islam Shajouni responded: “Ebrahim Hakimi”, and Ayatollah Khalkhali yelled: Hakimi is himself a Baha’i!!




[1][An idol, symbol of tyranny, symbolically referring to the Pahlavi king as a tyrant]