[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:] Arezoo

[Date:] 29 Ordibehesht 1334 [20 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 2

 

By: One of the Supreme Judges of the Judiciary

Confiscation of Baha’i Centres [Haziratu’l-Quds]

In matters related to religious beliefs and political truth, sobriety and order are more necessary than ever.

The care of the military governorate to preserve the place of some assemblies, the formation of which is contrary to the great religion of Islam and contrary to the requirements of the constitution, has had a very good effect among the people, especially those who are logical and rational.

The action of law enforcement officers in protecting and guarding such places has only been interpreted as occupation. Also, adding guards to the wards and streets of the residences of individuals and families whose ideology and profession is outside of the pure Muhammadan religion and religions, which have been protected and respected by Iranian law, at this time and in this month [Ramadan], when any unfortunate event can be expected as a result of the fervor of the religious prejudices, is a wise action and a reason for the awakening and sobriety of the government …

Most of the tragic events that have taken place in Iran in the last forty to fifty years, which have resulted in murder and looting by hidden and mysterious foreign gangs, have been the result of arousing emotions, and the people really realized it when they were drowned in the water; the dam was broken and the there was no solution ...