[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:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Saturday 15 Shahrivar 1359 [6 September 1980]

[Issue No:] 16232

[Page:] 9

 

The harsh attack of Ayatollah Khalkhali on the supporters of the smugglers

 

The Enghlab-e Eslami newspaper and possibly the Kayhan [newspaper] these days are busy siding with the drug cartel. They present a question on behalf of a person unknown to the reader of the paper or via the phone saying “Do you know and can you see that they have tried and sentenced to death fourteen people within ten hours?!” and “Did you know that an eighty year old man has been arrested?!” and..

 

…Unless the Imam makes a direct order this will continue.  The newspapers and the reporters want to ask the president about my execution!! However, little do they know that my execution order has already been issued by the international mafia of Zionism, Carter from the United States of America and Saddam Hossein and Menachem Begin and Anvar Sadat.  [However before them] and even before that or at the same time, the followers of the People’s Republic of Islam and their Ayatollahs had made an order [for my/their execution] and they had started working on it.  They do not know that before they [can do anything] we have uprooted the international Zionism, the world devouring Imperialism, Feudalism, Freemason and Baha’ism and any anti Revolutionary person , chewed them up and have dumped them out of Iran and into the rubbish bin of history…

 

Sadegh Khalkhali 13 Shahrivar 1359 [4 September 1980]