[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]
[Newspaper:] Eradeh Asia
[Date:] 8 Mehr 1334 [1 October 1955]
[Issue No.:] 126
Does Pepsi Cola cause cancer?
Pepsi Cola and the sacred teachings of Islam.
Following the last week’s news that Pepsi Cola is prohibited from the point of view of the sacred Sharia of Islam, because it is made by unbelievers and its owner is a Baha’i, and also because it contains morphine and causes addiction, we have now been informed that this dangerous beverage is also a major cause of the fatal disease of cancer. People who drink Pepsi Cola will get cancer after a while.
Now, it is the duty of the Ministry of Health to investigate this matter and publish the correct information about it.