[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:] Ashofteh

[Date:] 13 Mehr 1334 [5 October 1965]

[Issue No.:] 39

 

The Baha’i Religion

In a speech given last week by [Allen] Dulles, the secretary of state of the United States of America, he said that five great religions prayed for peace, and cited Baha’ism after the Christian religion. It is said that the clear and open support of the United States of America for the Baha’i religion, and the sound and fury it has generated after the spreading of the rumours, has increased the persecution of this minority in Iran. It appears that some of the people close to Shoghi Rabbani have a hand in the American government system.

Footnote: On some occasions, I would tell my friends that such sound and fury is fake, and it benefits the Baha’is, but they would not believe me. Now, let them come and watch for themselves.