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[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:] 3 Azar 1358 [24 November 1979]

[Issue No:] 16010

[Page:] 11


Minachi: Important Documents Will be Disclosed Soon

…The minister of national guidance, during his remarks, unveiled a plan in which it is clearly evident that the representative of Sadat, in collaboration with the security advisor of the CIA, appears to be combating the Muslim Mojahedin and the prime minister of Israel, [and] will collaborate with them on Islamic matters. This plan has been prepared for Egypt, which has a condition very similar to Iran.

The main headings of the plan are as follows:

  1. Youth brainwashing
  2. Arranging to tarnish the relationship between religion and politics
  3. Revision of the content of Islamic history within school curricula
  4. Promotion of corruption in schools and universities
  5. Dissemination of gossip and defaming the religious leaders and clerics
  6. Entrance of girls and women into universities to destroy their authentic religious beliefs
  7. Obliteration of trust between individuals by handwritten [accusatory] reports against each other
  8. Distancing the clergy from politics and engaging them in fighting the Communists

According to this report, which was prepared in Arabic and its contents circulated in London, the representative of Begin says that he accepts the suggestions of the American embassy for the continent, and he has recommended that the experience of the shah of Iran should be taken into consideration. Since he would utilize the Baha’is and Jews in strategic positions, and thus, they kept his secrets to the last minute.