[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:] Kayhan-e Havaei

[Date:] 17 Farvardin 1373 – 6 April 1994

[Issue No:] 1075

[Page:] 4

 

Manouchehr Movahhedi – USA

In our country, the media and cinema enjoy extensive coverage in reaching masses; therefore they can easily be used by malicious people to serve their political and propagandist interests and to hamper the positive influence of the traditional teaching institutions, such as the mosques and congregational prayers.  BBC, Voice of America and Radio Israel broadcasters have been using this method already for many years to mislead the public…

…Propaganda in this era, unfortunately, in spite of all its current complex scientific approaches, makes use of a simple fallacy called “syllogistic reasoning”.  That is to say, if the major theory and the minor theory are both sound, then the conclusion is also sound.

…It is for this reason that all of a sudden, leaders of the Mujahedin group pop up in Saddam’s bedroom, Baha’is and the monarchists set their hearts on their beloved Tel Aviv and members of the “People’s Fedai Guerrilla” continue daydreaming next to Reza Pahlavi’s office in [illegible] organization’s head office…