[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:] Jomhouri-e Eslami
[Date:] Saturday, 7th Day 1364 [28 December 1984], 15 Rabi‘ath-Thani
[Issue No:] 1908
The Man Who Preferred Martyrdom to Being Silent,
Martyr Ayatollah Ghaffari, after engaging for eleven years in the acquisition of religious studies in Qom and becoming a religious scholar and earning a degree in science, immigrated to Tehran so that he could contribute his scientific knowledge to the community. At that time, the Bill of State and Provincial Associations was approved by Assadollah Alam’s government.
As stipulated in the aforementioned bill, the requirement to take an oath on the Quran was removed and the prerequisite of being a Muslim was set aside for delegates from the provinces and regions. Moreover, women, who until then did not have the right to participate in the election, would now be given the right to participate.
The aim of the regime in removing the requirement that delegates taking an oath on the Quran and be followers of Islam was to open the door for the participation of non-Muslims and, specifically, members of the perverse Baha’i sect, in all [government employment] positions in the country and thereby pave a wider way for the domination of their masters.
Giving women right to vote and be voted for was merely a deception, as the main purpose was to create grounds for abusing women and to spread corruption and prostitution, to publicize the vulgar culture of the West in society, and to eliminate Islamic values by sacrificing Iranian woman.