[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:] Sobh-e Azadegan

[Date:] Thursday, 6 Ordibehesht 1363 – 24 Rajab 1404 [26 April 1984]

[Issue No:] 1224

 

Hedonists

By: Kamal Ganjei

Connections

The behaviour of hedonists is very interesting and worth paying attention to. People, and especially responsible [government] institutions, must pay special attention to such behaviour.

…For instance, the actions of Khayami, Elghanian and Hojabr Yazdani are to be noted.

…Hojabr Yazdani was another Zionist agent in the mould of Baha’ism. The late Hoveyda, using his government position, placed great wealth at his [Yazdani’s] disposal. Other hedonists also were able to amass great wealth through connections to such people [of influence]. In brief, legitimate money acquired through legitimate work, while following human and Islamic standards, rarely accumulates.  Hedonists whose riches and properties were nationalized and/or confiscated are living proof that those who became wealthy under the decadent imperial regime had issues associated with their wealth….