[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:] Bamshad

[Date:] 15 Mordad 1335 [6 August 1956]

[Issue No.:] 6

 

Sunday

The Coca Cola trucks were also launched and tomorrow its products will come to challenge Pepsi Cola!

It is not clear who will be the winner in this “fight of the colas” and who will be the loser.

When Pepsi Cola came onto the market, it only used to carry one Muslim sign, which was “the Zamzam Company”, and since this name talked about the “deep water well” [in paradise], people supposed that Baha’is were sitting next to the Zamzam spring and filling the Pepsi Cola bottles and sending them to God’s creatures …

But, on the Coca-Cola buses that have recently been roaming Tehran’s streets, a new slogan is seen that says “I trust in God”…

Those who belonged to Pepsi Cola had not written whom they trust in…but in the process everybody came to realize that there was a hidden agenda, and now those of Coca-Cola want to strengthen their position in advance and say that they have entered the market only with the help of God …Very well, we agree. You can also come to the field. But [later on] do not claim that “We did not understand that the dollar is the Allah [God] of our time”...