[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:] Sahar

[Date:] 26 Mordad 1336 [17 August 1957]

[Issue No.:] 92

 

Is It a War of “Colas” or a Religious Affair?

There are rumours that the owners of the Coca Cola factory, in order to compete with Pepsi Cola, paint their commercial competition with politico-religious colour.

\Without making any positive or negative comment about any of them, we believe that the authorities should not allow a Christian named Mr. (Gregory Mirza Toni), in the name of Islam, to include business matters in religion and political adventures.