[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Basij News Agency

[Date:] 6 Bahman 1394 [26 January 2016]

 

The Embodiment of the Iranian Woman or Symbol of Baha’ism

The work of the Ministry of Education during [Farrokhrou Parsa’s] time reached the point where some national schools taught students English books instead of Persian books, and instead of acquainting them with the Persian flag, made them recognize the American flag!

According to the Basij News Agency, the Pahlavi regime, due to its anti-Islamic nature, had left the field open to opponents of Islam, including Baha’is. The appointment [to government positions] of Hoveyda to the post of prime minister, through the Baha’i sect and the entry of individuals such as Farrokhrou Parsa; General Asadollah Saniee, the minister of war; Mansour Rouhani, the minister of agriculture and water and electricity; [all] from the Baha’i sect, has been in line with the regime’s anti-Islamism. Baha’is also held senior military and national positions in the military and other sensitive centres of the country.

Baha’is, who, in the post-revolutionary years, portrayed an oppressed image of their current, held the most important positions in the Pahlavi era and inflicted whatever disaster they wished on the helpless people, apart from the fact that in the post-revolutionary period, the course of their espionage activities was not hidden from anyone.

Considering the deputy ministerial position of Farrokhrou Parsa in the department of education, the Baha’is took the opportunity to deepen their influence in that ministry. Mrs. Parsa, the deputy minister of education, also tried to gradually strengthen the Baha’i gang in education and appointed them to jobs. In the recent appointments, she has appointed Iraj Majd, the brother of Sirous Majd, the deputy minister of labour, who is a well-known Baha’i, to the position of director of the Abadan Education [Department].

The wedding ceremony of the nephew of Mrs. Parsa, the minister of education, to the son of Commander Saniee, the former minister of war, was held at the home of Mrs. Parsa’s brother, who is a judiciary judge.

The opinion of Shanbeh: Because General Saniee is one of the most famous Baha’is in Iran, his son’s marriage into the Parsa family shows that this family is also among the Baha’is ...

Over time, Farrokhrou’s undesirable and unworthy face became apparent to more and more people, and at the same time dissatisfaction increased, and everyone spoke in a different language about the bitter truths and betrayals that this Baha’i minister [of education] had committed against the country’s culture.

After the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution, Farrokhrou Parsa was tried and sentenced to death. The sentence of Islamic justice was carried out on her on 18 Ordibehesht 1359 [8 May 1980].