[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:] Nabard-e Mellat

[Date:] 23 Ordibehesht 1334 [ 14 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 115

 

The Notorious Baha’i Group Has Begun Poisoning the Minds

After Mr. Falsafi, the eminent and zealous preacher of Islam, exposed the heinous acts …. and espionage of the Baha’is, by explaining the explicit materials and expressing the horrible and unprecedented truth, and humiliated them, as he should have, in the world; and after the centre of corruption and crime of these thieves of the religion, honour and dignity and our  Islamic society’s belief was occupied by the powerful Muslim army and these anti-Islamic elements…. felt that they could no longer prevent their absolute destruction with their former weapons… With the spread of absurd and imaginary colonial rumours, they thought of condemning the vast and wide-ranging struggles of the Muslims and the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds…

The colonial forms of spraying poison amongst our Muslim nation, which is alive and awake, no longer have the (desirable effect!).

The special and unprecedented attention of the public opinion towards His Majesty the King

The high level of public sentiments of the Shiites of the world and the clerical circles towards the atrocities and growing imprudence of the … Baha’is and the successive demands of the various segments of the Islamic societies from His Majesty the King to suppress and eradicate the corrupt root of Baha’is, which expanded during the holy month of Ramadan, once again draw the attention of His Majesty to this corrupt and heretical sect and made His Majesty think of a decisive solution to fulfil the demands of the various segments of the population and to suppress the Baha’i aggressors, to the extent that this special attention to the holy and legitimate demand of the Muslims was manifested at 10:00 a.m. last Saturday morning in the form of His Majesty the King’s decree, to occupy the Haziratu’l-Quds, the nest of corruption.

The issuance of a decree for the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds, which was recognized by the  influential clerics and anti-foreign Muslims as the focal centre of anti-religious activities and the publications of perverted Baha’i sect literature among the holy clerical circles and among the believing Muslim people, who were witnessing the increasing tragedies of the criminal Baha’i thieves, sounded like a bomb, and had such an effect on the public opinion that it cannot be described in such a brief.  

The holy deed of the Muslim king of Iran had a very good effect, not only among all the Muslim nations, but also amongst the Shiite communities of the world; it could be boldly said that the attention of public opinion to His Majesty after performing this sacred act has been completely unprecedented and unique.