[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:] Eradeh-e Azarbaijan

[Date:] 30 Ordibehesht 1334 [21 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 107

 

The Editorial Article of Ettehad-e Melli Newspaper, Has Had a Bad Effect on Public Opinion…

…The Ettehad-e Melli Newspaper writes in its editorial in bold letters: “Has Mr. Falsafi Been Employed as a General in the Army?”

Now that the government of Mr. Ala, by orders of His Holiness Ayatollah Borujerdi, [and with the] direct support of His Imperial Majesty and public opinion in the Islamic world, has closed the nest of corruption and foreign-connected Baha’i Assembly, without shedding a drop of blood [from anyone’s nose], and with such admirable tact and skill, fulfilling its patriotic and religious duty, it is unclear to us what is the [reason for the] insistence of the Ettehad-e Melli newspaper on underestimating the pure intentions of the government and the admirable sacrifices of Mr. Falsafi, with the publication of fake and sarcastic news, and show it to be contaminated with personal prejudice and personal interests.

As mentioned above, not everybody buys Ettehad-e Melli Newspaper in order to realize that the article’s writer has asked Mr. Falsafi an irrelevant question, where Mr. Falsafi has explicitly denied the allegation…