[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:] Nabarde Mellat

[Date:] 3 Shahrivar 1358 [25 August 1979]

[Number:] 32

[Page:] 1


Revelation of hidden truths about Fadaieyan-e Islam [Devotees of Islam]

For this reason, the list of the Fadaieyan-e Islam is incomplete

In the Name of God the Beloved

Esteemed Managing Editor of Nabard-e Mellat

Given that the contents of your magazine reflect past events and happenings, and I have seen them now, I thought it would be a pity if I overlooked the reporting regarding the Fadaieyan-e Islam—which I am almost certain was affected by a lack of knowledge or special consideration by the conveyers of the information—or neglected this sensitive aspect of Iranian history and let it go. . .

. . . 3- In 1327, when the Fadaieyan-e Islam rose up against Hajir and his puppet government, the National Front had not yet been formed or created.  But it was written [in this article] that Fadaieyan-e Islam, after prior contact with the National Front, demonstrated against the prime minister Abdol-Hossein Hajir, who was accused of being a Baha’i and abusing his position and power, and ended his short rule.  Now, God knows what the motivation of the writer might have been in connecting the uprising of the Fadaieyan-e Islam to the [National] Front, which did not exist at time. . .