[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:] Islamic Revolution

[Date:] 8 Ordibehesht 1359 [28 April 1980]

[Issue No.:] 242

[Page:] 6

 

Ezzedin Hosseini

Continued from previous issue

 

Q – What was your relationship with Ezzedin Hosseini before and during the revolution, and thereafter, what were your differences of opinion in your later meetings?  

A – I first became aware of Mr. Hosseini around 1346 -1347 [1967-1968]. In those days, the clergy and the mashayekh[1] in Kurdistan had the title of religious leadership, but most of them were government agents. In collaboration with SAVAK they would come up with some new scheme against me every few months. One of those years they prepared a scroll and sent it all over Kurdistan for the religious leaders to sign [as a religious decree] accusing me of being irreligious, communist, Wahhabi, Baha’i and whatever else that would arouse peoples’ hatred towards a person. Once, my father-in-law, the late Mr. Mohtadi, who was a university professor, informed me that an individual called Ezzedin Hosseini has refused to sign the scroll in Mahabad. …   

 

 

 

 

 

[1] [Plural of 'sheikh', usually a leader in a Sunni Muslim community or organization.]