[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:] 15/6/1359 [6 September 1980]

[Issue No:] 16232

[Page:] 3

 

Why do they not reveal themselves?

 

Mr. Sheikh Ali Tehrani said in an interview that there are some individuals in Parliament who during the time of Tághut[1] called themselves an anti-Baha’ism group and who believed if Imam Khomeini came to Iran, he would establish a communist government!  [Tehrani] also said that he has a photocopy of a cheque that the Shah had given to one of the representatives of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.  I would ask them as a cleric, if this is true, why do you not reveal their names?

 

Rouhollah Nahavandi

 

[1] [An idol, symbol of tyranny, symbolically referring to the Pahlavi king as a tyrant]