[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:] Rouydad

[Date:] 23 Tir 1358 [14 July 1979]

 

Mrs. Fatemeh Hedayatkhani writes: Would it not be better for Rouydad [Newspaper] to dedicate its columns rather to introducing great thinkers of Islamic Iran like Khajeh Nasired-Din Tousi, Sheikh Baha’i, Mirza Shirazi, and Poursina?...

...Mr. Fereidoun S. wants to know:  How is it possible that in the defeated regime the Baha’is did not even dare to officially express their presence, but now [they] issue declarations that a place must be reserved for them within the new Constitution?

Rouydad: The answer to these questions must be sought in the absence of power in the government and the existence of an environment of “every man for himself”.