[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:] Kayhan Havaei
[Date:] Bahman 1381 [January 2003]
[Issue No:] 917
Special Edition for the twelfth anniversary of the triumph of the Islamic Revolution
Has the “Fortress of Husharba” become desolate?
Penned By: Razieh Ma‘ roufkhani
… Iranian territories had always been the target of the greed of powerful states, since early days, because of having a suitable strategic situation, and an enormous reservoir of oil and gas, and also due to having access to the world’s open waters.
…The extensive propagation of Western [clothing] fashions had generated a profitable market for the Americans and other Western countries.
The art, during that period, was vulgar and absurd. The culture, the civilization and the original Iranian customs were considered worthless and backward, while Western culture was considered progressive. The gender relationship amongst the youth, [caused] by the establishment of mixed schools, had reached the point of explosion. All these had made Iran a country where there was no hope of salvation from its fall. All that had happened in Iran, within the two decades of the forties and fifties [1940s and 1950s] was done by America, with the help of the Shah, and the perverse Baha’i sect…
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