[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Adyannet

[Date:] 24 Mordad 1397 [15 August 2018]

 

Establishment of Baha’i Schools in Iran

The Baha’is [began to] establish their schools in Iran [in] 1321 [1942]. These schools were formally affiliated with the United States, and selected their students mostly from among the children of the wealthy class, political and military officials, so that in future, after gaining position, they would promote Baha’i thought and American culture.

The Adyannet - The leaders of the Baha’i sect are currently trying to interpret their treacherous actions and promotion of Western culture as their service to this country, which had a destructive effect on the culture of Islamic Iran. At the same time, the Baha’is were founded with the aim of destructively influencing Islamic culture and concentrating all their efforts on facilitating the influence of their masters.

Therefore, in 1321 [1942] and 1329 [1950], the Baha’is established boys’ and girls’ schools in Iran. At the behest of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and Baha’i leaders, American teachers such as Miss Kappes, [Dr.] Susan Moody, etc., were selected to oversee these schools¹. These schools were formally affiliated with the United States and mostly selected their students from the children of the wealthy class, the political and military officials of the time.

The graduates of these schools had strong pro-Western leanings, and it was natural for them to promote Baha’i thought and American culture after being hired and given a position. As SAVAK reported in a confidential report on the Baha’i meeting in Shiraz, Valiollah Loghmani specifically stated, “We have explicit orders from the United States and London to promote fashion, [architecture] and not wear the hijab in this country, so that Muslims can remove the masks from their faces.” ²

But with the formation of the Islamic Revolution, the Baha’i sect has pursued its anti-cultural and destructive activities behind the scenes, which requires the sobriety and vigilance of the people and officials to deal with this socio-cultural damage.

Footnotes:

¹Abdollah Shahbazi. Quarterly Journal of Contemporary Iranian History, No. 50, pp. 69-67.

²Rouhollah Hosseinian. Three years of struggle against the Shiite authority, Tehran: Islamic Revolutionary Documentation Centre, 1390 [2011/2012], p. 441.