[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:] Nabarde Mellat

[Date:] 27 Khordad 1336 [18 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 120

 

The disagreement between Mr. Ebtehaj and Mr. Taleghani, the minister of the interior, has become so intense that it is likely that it will not be resolved by next week. Like Dr. Amini, Mr. Taleghani has changed his position and will be working at another place. In this way, another barrier will be removed from Mr. Ebtehaj’s path.

The rumours about the religious tendencies of Mr. Ebtehaj have not been confirmed by the informed sources. They say that the religion of the father does not affect the religion of the son, and although it is rumoured, but not confirmed, that he had introduced himself in a job application to a foreign establishment as a Baha’i, it is possible that in recent years he [may have] converted and become a Muslim.