[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

[Date:] Tuesday 12/5/1361 [3 August 1982] – 12 Shawwal 1402

[Issue No:] 11641

[Page:] 3

 

The Reasons for the Attacks of the Imperialist Media on the [Special] Anti-Corruption Court, From the Point of View of the Representative of the Public Prosecutor General

 

Seyyed-Khandan – Kayhan reporter – Hojjatol-Islam Seyyed Morteza Hoseini, the representative of the public prosecutor general in the [Special] Anti-corruption Court, in an exclusive conversation with a Kayhan [reporter], talked about the way people may cooperate in the blessed month of Ramadan and the reasons for the attacks of the imperialist mass media on this court…

 

The representative of the public prosecutor general was asked, “For a while, statements from the western press, associated with imperialism, and even on foreign radio [broadcasts], have been made against this Court. What is your view on this and what are the reasons?” He replied:

 

“…. The third issue is that one of the dimensions of the anti-corruption battle is combat against the agents of global Zionism; currently, one of their greatest agents in Islamic countries is Baha’ism. And you are aware of the role of this Court in the battle against them, and have even arrested and prosecuted some of those that were spies of Israel and were supporting it financially, and were conspirators against Islam and the Islamic Republic’s sanctities. Therefore, it is natural that these statements are made by their lords, and if we rely on God—and, God willing, our purpose is raising the word of God and the ultimate prosperity and glory of humans—we are not afraid of this clamour and satanic turmoil, as “The hand of Allah is over their hands”[1]. As we feel responsible for the blood of our martyrs, we should perform our duties and cannot expect anything else from these Satanists and Zionists and agents of America.

 

Hojjatol-Islam Seyyed Morteza Tabatabai: “One of the dimensions of the anti-corruption battle is combat against the agents of global Zionism, of which, currently, one of the greatest agents in Islamic countries is the Baha’i sect.

 

 

 

 

 

[1] [Quran 48:10]