[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:] Neday-e Hagh

[Date:] 13 Dey 1334 [4 January 1956]

[Issue No.:] 273

 

For the Attention of the Followers of Mirza Khoda

More than two months have passed since the publication of Mr. Nakhaei’s letter, addressed to Seyyed Abbas Alavi, a well-known teacher of the Baha’i sect, and so far no response has been received from him regarding the formation of an official and public debate session.

Of course, since the beginning we knew that we would not receive any reply, as the Baha’i cause is based on disguise and concealment. 

It will be appropriate for the people of Baha, for the sake of “investigating the truth”, to find out whether Mr. Alavi and other Baha’i teachers, because of knowing the invalidity of their Faith, refuse to participate in an official public debate, or whether there are other reasons for [their] refusal to respond.

We are waiting for the “Ahebba” [Baha’i friends] to investigate and answer this question.