[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:] Gozaresh-e Rouz

[Date:] 20 Tir 1358 [11 July 1979]

[Issue No.:] 18

 

Ahmad Kasravi Was the First Corruptor On Earth!

How Did Seyyed Hosein Emami Kill Hajir One Minute After the Power Outage and in the Darkness of the Nave of Sepahsalar Mosque?

The devotees of Islam loved Iran and being Iranian. Last week, the dispute between Ayatollah Khalkhali and the devotees of Islam―the followers of the school of the late Nawab Safavi―was finally revealed and the work led to the press pages….

In Khordad 1327 [May/June 1948], the devotees of Islam … started protesting against Prime Minister Abdol-Hosein Hajir, who was accused of being a Baha’i and abusing his position and overthrew him in a short period of time. …

… The shadow of Abdol-Hosein Hajir, the British agent, continued to weigh on Iranian politics. The king appointed him, who was born into a Baha’i family, to the post of the court minister to show his stubbornness and enmity to people. In the month of Muharram of that year (1328) [October 1949], he had attended the Sepahsalar School and Mosque on behalf of the shah to reward the leaders of the mourning groups.

Seyyed Hosein Emami and a group of Fadaei brothers drowned the mosque in darkness to punish Hajir, and the late Seyyed Hosein Emami immediately stood in front of Hajir, who was sitting in the nave of the mosque. He placed his pistol barrel against [Hajir’s] abdomen and fired several shots. On 18 Aban [1328] [9 November 1949], three or four days after this assassination attempt that led to the death of Hajir, the late Seyyed Hosein Emami was sentenced to death in a military court and was martyred…