[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

[Date:] Sunday, 27 Ordibehesht 1366 [17 May 1987] – 18 Ramadan 1407

[Issue No.:] 13029

[Page:] 6

 

Biography of the late Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Abda al-Husayn [Mousavi] Lari

Some thoughts of the Mujtahid [clergy] Lari: British colonialism

“… From among all kinds of quadrupeds, dessert beasts, even dogs and hogs, despite their unholy abomination and the brutal instincts which are inherent in them, none makes the rotten [things] more corrupt than the devils of England and Russia, who are worse than Magis, who are more corrupt than Satanic beings. They have no limits in corruption and destruction, sedition, animosity, massacre and transgression to other countries, and occupying cities and land, and stretching out their hands with various forms of tyranny and aggression. Also, they know no boundaries nor borders in hypocrisy, being cunning and deceitful…” (1)

“… It should not be [understood] that the English are from one of the Christian sects … even the contemporary Christians and Westerners are similar to Baha’is and fatalists, and are considered as the family of sects and not nations [religions], not to mention the English people that could not be considered to follow a true religion. They [English people] have enmity with the followers of any nation [religion]; and the well-respected verse [of the Quran] is specific to those who are submissive to God from among the Christians, but they [English people] are considered as Najashi and his followers and not all Christians …” (2)