[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:] Iran-e Ma

[Date:] 29 Ordibehesht 1334 [20 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 226

 

Rohanizadeh

In its latest issue, Ettehad-e-Melli newspaper has published an interview with Mr. Falsafi, the start of which reads: “This is what Mr. Falsafi said in response to our question, and it will be published without comment”. And now a part of that interview is quoted from the Ettehad-e-Melli Weekly Newspaper:

... Mr. Falsafi said: “We have not talked about religion, but we have talked about a group who have masked themselves with religion—at first Americans’ minds were slightly disturbed. ... through the same person, I sent a message to the Americans that: ‘Muslims have fought against the Toudehs [members of an Iranian communist party] and now the Toudehs have infiltrated the Baha’is. Should you support the Baha’is, it is as if you have supported the Toudehs, who are against the Americans’. The same Rohani- Zadeh took my message [to the Americans] and responded that: ‘This matter had appeared in the American circles in a sensitive way. They have instructed employers to refer to the records and terminate the services of any Baha’i whom they had hired and those who were introduced to them by the government agencies. They have asked them [Baha’is] to return to their original workplaces, so that, along with other Baha’i employees, they could be dealt with by the Iranian government’.”