[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Young Journalists Club

[Date:] 19 Azar 1390 [10 December 2011]

 

Shajarian Performed a Duet With the Vulgar Baha’i-Born Singer

Mohammad Reza Shajarian, who has been severely criticized by and has disgusted some academics and music artists as well as the Muslim people of our country, due to his recent anti-Islamic speeches on the BBC and Voice Of America, has taken a souvenir photo and distributed his joint works with vulgar singers related to the Baha’i network, including Faegheh Atashin (Googoosh) and vulgar singers such as Ahdieh Badi’i, who is a Baha’i, [and] has appeared on counter-revolutionary sites.

According to Jahan, quoting Kayhan, Ahdieh Badi’i, who played obscene roles at the time of Taghut in Persian films, was known as a corrupt and lazy person of that period and was born in a Baha’i family in Tehran.

[Mohammad Reza Shajarian] is currently working with the English network due to the alignment of his intellectual tendencies with the management of the BBC.

This vulgar ending for Mohammad Reza Shajarian can be a lesson for us not to forget how a moment of neglecting the remembrance of God leads man from Rabbana [Our Lord] to vulgarity.