[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:] Jomhoury-e Eslami

[Date:] 6 Mordad 1363 [28 July 1984] - 28 Shawwal 1404

[Issue No.:] 1493

 

The day that we found out you want to waste time with your messages…

Solving the Revolutions’ Problems by People

Once one of the foreign radio [stations] had invited one of these small groups, [discussing], for example, that women should not observe hijab [wearing Islamic veil] or men should wear tie. It had chosen a subject that was the source of opposition to government, where it also had a political as well as a dissolute character. We know that, in our country, not everybody agrees with hijab. A number of people who do not believe in hijab altogether are not Muslims. There are Armenians, all kind of Christian sects; there are Jews, there are Zoroastrians, there are Baha’is who are not official [legalised], there are naturalists [atheists] who even do not even believe in God and do not have faith in anything…