[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:] Tehran Mosavvar

[Date:] 20 Bahman 1357 [9 February 1979]

[Issue No.:] 5

 

Iran’s Cultural Revolution

…corruption and dictatorship was killing our society; however, the nation chose its path. All efforts put into creating one [political] party to implement a totalitarian ideology faced defeat.  Following their culture and religious beliefs, Iranians made such efforts fail. Iranians’ religious rebelliousness may appear curious or imaginary to Westerners, but this is the only type of revolution that is fundamentally and deeply people-oriented. The aim of the people was to topple a regime which had not taken their rage into account. …

…however, serious issues facing the Revolution in Iran have not been resolved, including the fate of minority groups such as the Jews, Armenians [Christians], Kurds, Assyrians, Baha’is, and Zoroastrians in the future Islamic Republic. …