[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:] Ettelaat

[Date:] 15/12/1357-[6 March 1979]

[Issue No:] 15801

[Page:] 3

 

Espionage for Israel

 

Mashhad - His Honour Ayatollah Shirazi and His Honour Ayatollah Tabatabaei-Qomi met and had a discussion.

 

In this meeting, which lasted a few hours, the important issues of the province and people’s difficulties were reviewed. Also, the documents which were found at the Haziratu’l-Quds[1] and had information about the espionage activities for Israel were included in a discussion between the two authorities on matters of religion. 

In this discussion, which was held at the house of Ayatollah Shirazi, he said that they did not consider Baha’ism to be a minority religion. In this one-hour meeting, both religious jurists endorsed the occupation of the centre of Baha’ism and the discovery of the documents which revealed [the Baha’is’]  evil plans. Ayatollah Tabatabaei-Qomi also said that Baha’ism had always played the role of spy for England, Russia, America and Israel in different parts, that their cooperation with Judaism was quite clear and that he endorsed the occupation of the centre of their activities.

 

[1] [A Baha’i term for Baha’i Centre]