[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:] Basij News Agency

[Date:] 11 Bahman 1395 [30 January 2017]

 

Why is the Iranian Newspaper Interested in the Baha’is?!!

He has previously received the “Cultural Heritage” award from the enemies of the Iranian nation. This award is from the American-Zionist Hoover [Institution on War, Revolution and Peace] ...

Iran, the official newspaper of Hassan Rouhani’s government reported on the release of another work by a Baha’i author!

Following the series of Saturday theatre film programmes, “Karname-ye of Bandar Bidakhsh” [The Portfolio of Bandar Bidakhsh], written and directed by Bahram Beyzai, was screened on the occasion of his birth, at Charsou Cinema Campus.

Iran wrote, “This play was performed for three months in the year 1376 [1997] in the Chaharsou Hall of the City Theatre, starring Parviz Pourhosseini and Mehdi Hashemi.”

It should be mentioned that Bahram Beyzai is one of the filmmakers who supports sedition, and after the defeat of the American Israeli coup in 1388 [2009], he left Iran to make a film abroad! It is also necessary to point out that Fars News Agency, on 18 Bahman 1391 [6 February 2013], published the information that this seditionist director is a Baha’i. Fars wrote that Beyzai had said “I am a Baha’i and do not deny that I am a Baha’i.”

Regarding the Beyzai family, it should be noted that Parto Beyzai (Bahram Beyzai’s father)[1] was one of the prominent elements of the Baha’is in the field of culture, and had established a literary association during the Pahlavi regime. He used to (so-called) teach and gave direction to the youth.

It should be noted that Bahram Beyzai (Iranian director, member of the perverse Baha’ism) has already received the “Cultural Heritage” award from the enemies of the Iranian nation. The award was presented to the Baha’i filmmaker by the American-Zionist Hoover Institution under the sponsorship of Stanford University, which has launched a project called “Democracy in Iran” under the auspices of three security elements, directed by “Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond and Mike McFaul.

 

[1] [The actual name of Bahram Beyzai’s father is Mirza Nematollah Beyzai Arani, best known by his literary pseudonym “Zokai”]