[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:] 24 Mordad 1362 [15 August 1983]

[Issue No.:] 17084

 

Memorandum

A glance at “Anti-Baha’i Society” from formation to dissolution (7)

Scholarly, System-oriented, Calculating, Welfare-seeking and aloof [From People] 

Today’s discussion is mostly around the Society’s evolution, the causes and factors, and the results that could be extrapolated from them.

We said that, The Hojjatieh Society was born in an environment filled with fatigue and the apathy of many of the struggling elements, aggravated by an atmosphere of comfort-seeking, silence, and stagnation; where suppression and oppression were reigning; [and where] the thesis of separation of religion from politics was propagated, so that, knowingly or unknowingly, [the Society] became an added factor in aggravating that atmosphere.

To confront the Baha’is, such behaviour was quite understandable. The Society was planning to have a few of its members infiltrating the Baha’is, thinking that this was the only way to combat them. Verbal and dialectic discussions, devoid of any meaningful substance, of any core or essence in challenging the Baha’i books and literature, were also [part] of those methods.