[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]: Hablol-Matin

[Date:] 20 Ordibehesht 1334 [11 May 1955]

[Issue No.]: 95

 

The Danger of the Members of the Perverse Baha’i Sect Is More Than Building the Haziratu’l- Quds   The Root of Corruption Has to Be Cut Off.

In our past editions, we informed the esteemed readers of the danger of this sect of foreign-worshipping spies, these misled, despicable and abhorrent heretics, and of how they have officially engaged in a series of dangerous activities in government organizations and offices, that they have earned their sensitive financial and administrative positions through the arrangements and mischief of their foul arms in the previous government, and that they have been able to gather a group of vulgar individuals around themselves in a Shia capital! [This is] because of those people’s need and desire for position as well as sensual lust owing to the ignorance of the government at the time, to the point that they were openly engaged in the misleading propaganda of Baha’ism and Babism in government offices and organizations!

The past governments used “oil” as an excuse and did not hear what we and other truthful newspapers screamed, wrote and said, until by the order of the king and the efforts of the current government, the large assembly or the nest of corruption (or Haziratu’l-Quds) of these undignified people was occupied by the honourable Muslim soldiers on 14 Ramadan or 16 Ordibehesht 1334 [7 May 1955]. It should not be overlooked that in all honesty, Saghatol-Islam Mr. Falsafi exerted a lot of effort in this path by order of the grand leader of Muslims, Ayatollah Borujerdi. Therefore, the security forces occupied the nest of corruption (or the Haziratu’l-Quds), and the declaration of 92 military commanders, which has been published separately, corroborates this [statement].

We have repeatedly said, and say again now, that the danger of the members of this sect in government organizations and offices, just as it exists at the railroad and a few other offices, has to be cut off.  And of course the voice of His Excellency is the wish of 250 million Muslims. Therefore, the Iranian nation says “honour is in completion”. The government serving the country must cut off their inferior, filthy, detestable and spying arms from government organizations such as the railroad and other governmental circles. And as it has been proven, the harm of these stateless spies, who, owing to their sensitive financial and administrative positions, are busy and happy in deceiving the Muslims and are engaged in anti-religion propaganda every day and every hour, should be cut off like a rotten organ of the body without tolerance for the words of intermediaries and their filthy arms and agents, and they should not be given any refuge, as giving them an opportunity to implement a (coup d’etat!!) plan in 1335 [1956] was indisputably treason against the country and Muslims.The reason is that according to Mr. Falsafi, they harm a Muslim country more than the Tudeh Party [the left-wing party following the Soviet Union] and the nation has to get rid of them and truly prevent their propaganda.

We hope that, as the minister of the interior, Mr. Alam has promised Mr. Falsafi to abide by the wishes of 19 million Shia Muslim Iranians and all the Muslims in the world, and immediately remove the hands of the members of the perverse, heretical Baha’i sect from the government system, and with this meritorious act prove to religious well-wishers that he serves the religion and the nation, so that the Muslims will take pride in and remember their names with majesty and glory forever. Moreover, the Iranian Muslims are counting the minutes, waiting for this essential act, and believe that the root of corruption must be cut off. It is possible to move a structure to another location.

Seyyed Asadollah – Rohanizadeh