[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:] Jomhoury-e Eslami

[Date:] 30 Aban 1360 [21 November 1981]

 

It was said at the Zamzam-e Shargh Factory: “Problems [have increased] in the factories [since] there is no Council and Islamic Association.”

Following the dismissal of the Zionist agents from Zamzam Factories (Pepsi Cola), a ceremony was organized at the factory of Zamzam-e Shargh a while ago.

In this ceremony, which was organized with the participation of the workers and the managers of the factory of the Zamzam-e Shargh, and one of the Worker’s Home authorities, the participants, while supporting the dismissal of the Zionist elements from this factory, urged the authorities to take similar actions in other factories as soon as possible, in order to cut off the hands of those affiliated with the perverse Baha’i sect from the Muslims’ Bayt al-mal [Treasury].

In these ceremonies, which started with the Congregational Prayer, one of the brothers [comrade-members] of the Islamic Council, pointed in his speech to the war in the country and profit-driven capitalists, and to the hoarders, and requested the authorities to pay more attention to the economic conditions of the poor, particularly the labourers. In another part of his speech he touched on the matter of the management within factories and asked the authorities of the government organizations and affiliated organizations who are managing the factories to cut off the hands of those liberals and non-Islamists from the factories and companies.

He also referred to the dismissal of the agents of the perverse Baha’i sect from the factories and said, “The Islamic Council strongly backs up this action”. Then the general manager of Zamzam-e Shargh Company, in his speech, while glorifying the Islamic Army in the war of truth against falsehood, touched on the role of the Valayat-e Faghih [Guardian Jurist] in the society, and added that the decisive leadership annihilated all superpowers’ calculations and plots, and that it is going to export the Islamic Revolution all over the world. In a part of his speech, he pointed out the dismissal of the Zionist agents and said, “I thank all the committed workers who assisted the management”, and added that the involvement of these individuals was to such an extent that three hours after their dismissal from the company, the news was broadcast by the foreign media, and this was the best proof of their dependency on [connection to] [the West].