[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:] Saturday, 9 Farvardin 1365- 18 Rajab 1406 [29 March 1986]

[Issue No.:] 12703

[Page:] 6

 

. . . Unhealthy thoughts

In the previous regime, [behaviour] such as emphasizing Wahhabism, Communism, and Baha’ism, and after that, criticizing the struggles of justice-seekers and supporters of the Sharia, could not have had any reason other than to divert the minds and avoid the responsibility to fight against the regime of the shah. . .

. . . Of course, this is not a new phenomenon in the history of Islam and revolution.  Those who have read about the events at the beginning of Islam, or at least been present during the process of the events of the new movement and the Islamic Revolution, have personally witnessed how the anti-revolutionary or non-revolutionary and pacifistic forces have given aid and comfort to the enemy by shunning the Muslim fighters and Jihadists with slanders, smears, and accusations, and what words, phrases, slogans, and slanderous claims they have resorted to!  In the previous regime, [behaviour] such as emphasizing Wahhabism, Communism, and Baha’ism, and after that, criticizing the struggles of justice seekers and supporters of the Sharia, could not have had any reason other than to divert the minds and shirk the responsibility to fight against the regime of the shah…