[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:] Enclosure of the Naser Newspaper

[Date:] Aban 1330 [October/November 1951]

 

In His Name Who Will Assist

 

The moment I made my ablutions from the unknown fountain,

I cherished His Name four times and praised whatever, ever existed

 

From the moment of my arrival in Yazd, and rising against the reactionaries and the perverse Baha’i sect, I had foreseen that they, this unclean sect, who had taken in their hands the destiny of the Islamic nation and have played with the life, means and the religion of the Muslims for fifty years, would not hesitate [to make] any kind of accusation.

 

Fortunately, last night, the declaration of the enclosure of the Tufan newspaper, which has been published in Yazd, and whose manager is clearly known for his [famous] supporters, with the help of Ruheni, the only representative of the usurper Petroleum Company, has boldly written that my coming to Yazd is the cause of offence to the Muslims and the clergy. No, you have made a mistake! My arrival in Yazd will cause the annihilation of the reactionaries and the perverse Baha’i sect. With the help of God, not until I destroy these two groups, and not until I cut off forever the hands of the agents of the usurping Petroleum Company from the people of Yazd, will I rest.

 

At the end, I should mention that I have never claimed to be the representative of Ayatollah Boroujerdi, only while in Naein I got a telegram from the Islamic Circuit of Qom through Hujjatol Islam Mr. Sadoughi, saying that, according to the request of the residents [of Yazd], I should move to Yazd and start combatting the traitors and oppressors. The text of the telegram is available at hand.

 

Servant of God, Mohammad Ahmadi