[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:] Bamshad

[Date:] 1 Bahman 1334 [22 January 1956]

[Issue No.:] 28



It was clear that eventually a war would break out between Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola, but no one believed that it would be a religious war, as Pepsi Cola belongs to the Baha’is and Coca-Cola belongs to the Armenians. For example, Sobhi Mohtadi, imagining fighting the Baha’is, would say on the Tehran radio station, “I drink Coca Cola”, or Donya newspaper would write, “Tehran’s Friday prayer leader agrees with Coca Cola, since he has permitted the announcement of this drink to be installed on top of the Soltani Mosque’s endowments.”

I do not know how many of these words are true... but what I understand is that Pepsi Cola and Coca-Cola have one thing in common; both of them have “cola” [cola in Persian, means hat].

One can see that by wearing this hat [cola business], who would be the deceiver and who would be the deceived.