[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:] 5 Mehr 1362 [27 September 1983]

[Issue No.:] 17118

[Page:] 6

 

God Is the Criterion of Recognition, Not People

In recognizing the party of Ghaedin-e Zaman [The Hojjatieh Society]

By: A -Baghi

Part 21

The Baha’is, since [they] did not have a scientific, philosophical, and logical foundation, and in fact, it was a school full of contradictions and lies, would also enter through the lens of emotions, and by narrating peoples’ dreams and epics and emotional stories, were trying to keep the followers in their belief…

Like this story that I remember Mr. Mulla Ali Shahid [the martyr] telling my father one night: “Mr. Mulla Abbas, if they take me to kill me I will not die unless Jamal-e Mobarak (Baha) allows me.” What a world he had! It did not last long. Soon, one day I saw my father reading the Kitab-e Iqan [the Book of Certitude] and he was crying. I asked him about it, and he said he (Mulla Ali) was killed as he wanted, and undoubtedly, he died at the behest of Jamal-e Mobarak. Baha’is also tried to pretend that if anyone died or became ill, he had died at the behest of Jamal Mubarak... 

The [Hojjatieh] Society claimed that it had been established with the aim of fighting the perverted Baha’i sect. One of the sect’s ideologies, which was apparently detested by the [Hojjatieh] Society, was the strict avoidance of approaching and interfering in political affairs, either verbally or with internal belief… According to what has been said, the Baha’i Faith and the Anti-Baha’i Society are in some [illegible]…