[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:] Karzar

[Date:] 26 Ordibehesht 1334 [17 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 383

 

Baha’ism is a deadly poison for the unity of the Iranian nation, and getting rid of this perverted sect is compulsory and obligatory on the Iranian nation and government.

They have been and are [currently] the great factors of division, separation, disruption and destruction within our nation.

Armenian and Jewish minorities who have no homeland and nationality and are always seriously suspected of spying for foreigners and foreign institutions and betraying our country were openly joining the Baha’is so that [they could] benefit from the material and mysterious support of this fictitious religion. [They] built palaces and buildings and purchased villages and extensive lands. Apparently, in some cases, they also built a hospital, such as the Misaghieh Hospital.

Misaghian [Misaghieh], the main builder and founder of this hospital, was Armenian and Jewish. He later became a Baha’i, and by gaining abundant wealth, and [through] more effective propaganda for the Baha’i faith, built this hospital by order of their own centres.

The carpet shop next to Ramin Pharmacy in Ferdowsi Sculpture Square and Shahreza St., Tehran.

There was a special tailor shop called Hambarson, located in Hedayat Alley, perpendicular to Lalehzar Now [area] and Saadi Street, and the Armenian woman who managed this Armenian Hambarson sewing machine, who is a suspect, was a Baha’i and owned enormous wealth and real estate and apartments in Shahreza and Saadi [Street] and other parts of the city.

How many Jews and Armenians, despite having a formally recognized religion and a heavenly book, in order to gain an enormous amount of wealth and riches by stealing and quiet betrayals, calmly enjoyed their lives in this country and had fun…

It is time for the well-known Baha’is who have been the source of important affairs and have issued hundreds of fatwas [decrees] of crime and murder in the guise of compassion for the country and the nation, and destroyed innocent people and families, and dragged and killed people in the streets of Tehran and have misused the general and brigadier general uniforms, to be inflicted with the severe revenge of the innocent people.

Baha’ism has been a deadly poison to the unity of the Iranian people.

The destruction of this sect is compulsory and obligatory on the Iranian nation and government