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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Bamdad

[Date:] Saturday 4 Esfand 1358 [23 February 1980]

[Issue No:] 224

[Page:] 8


The Organization of the Fadaian-e Eslam, introduced its candidates to the parliament, through presenting the report of the organisation.

The Organization of the Fedaian-e Eslam, by introducing seven candidates, who were fighters on the path of Islam, to the Islamic Consultative Assembly, invited all Iranian Muslims to actively participate in the elections. 

The Organization of Fedaian-e Eslam was formed by the order and efforts of Rafiei. The book of Fadaian-e Eslam was published under the supervision of Shahid Navvab and [assisted by] the efforts of Rafiei.


Hajir was condemned by Fedaian-e Eslam by his [Rafiei’s] decree and others and then sentenced to be executed. The decision for the execution [of Hajir] was made by Shahid Seyyed Hosein Emami, when he [Emami] and Rafiei were walking towards the Sepahsalar Mosque. As a result [of terrorizing Hajir] the [parliamentary] election was considered invalid and the next election was in favour of Dr. Mosaddegh and Iran’s National Front. During this time, the brother of Rafiei, as supervisor of 70 people, went to Beirut and brought back to Iran, with much formality, the late Ayatollah Kashani. [It was] as a result of Rafiei’s contacting Rasoulzadeh’s brothers that Dr. Berjis, a Baha’i teacher, was executed in Kashan…