[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:] Jomhoury-e Eslami

[Date:] Sunday, 8 Azar 1360 [29 November 1981] – 1 Safar 1402

[Issue No.:] 222

 

Martyr of the Legitimate Absence

Ali Akbar Velayati

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Modarres, the second martyr of the legitimate [government]

In the absence of a legitimate [government], a constitutional [government] was formed that gradually distanced itself from the people. The corruption reached the point where, from there, the revolutionary rule of the black dictatorship of Reza Khan grew…

….. The religion-making [efforts] and creation of religions by foreigners did not work. The man-made sects of “Sheykhi”, “Babi”, “Azali” and “Baha’i” became additions to the history’s collectible sects, and Islam remained strong in its place….