[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:] Setareh-e Eslam

[Date:] 24 Tir 1334 [16 July 1955]

[Issue No.:] 177

 

A Letter from a Group in Hamedan as Follows:

Setareh-e Eslam Newspaper

It would be best if the efforts of the esteemed preacher, Mr. Falsafi, who is, with the support of the servants of His Imperial Majesty and the spiritual authority of the clergy and your efforts, currently engaged in disclosing the treacherous actions of a bunch of infidel and unpatriotic Baha’is and their flimsy anti-religious ideology, were to go as far as completely shattering their demagogical organization, so that they may not ever regain their lost power and set up their propaganda again. Of course, the activities of these individuals, which have resulted in the misleading of a large number, are evident to all, but unless their organization is fully abolished, they will continue to mislead others. At the present time, a large number of Baha’is are working in government organizations and are using their administrative positions to propagate their hollow ideology. Measures must be taken immediately to expel them from these positions, so as not to give them opportunity to mislead Muslims under the shadow of their government positions. Measures must also be taken to consider this sect illegal and to prevent their future activities. Please take actions to pass a law in this regard to declare participation in the Baha’i sect and its propagation a crime, so as to completely eliminate the danger of this sect.

The undersigned, and our other religious brothers, will continue to make the above legitimate demands from the authorities through repeated correspondence.

 

With utmost respect

(Fifty signatures)