[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:] Monday, 22 Tir 1366 - 13 July 1987 - 16 Dhu l-Qa’da 1407

[Issue No:] 13075

[Page:] 18

 

Nation is not forgetful…

The revolution is still here, and they should even be reminded that the pre-revolutionary murmurs of the counter-revolutionaries and mumbles about “anti-Imam” of those, many of whom today are either united or are in agreement with you, or treading your way of life, still tingle in the ears of the children of the imam and the revolution, especially those combatant scholars of the religious circle of Qom…

…the colonial and SAVAK-trained techniques of those righteous pretenders who, by adhering to the sacred name of the Lord of the Age [may God hasten His appearance], were impeding the preparation of His manifestation, and in order to save the shah from the hands of the revolutionaries, used to portray Baha’ism as the enemy and main danger, and in this way, attracted many sincere people and destroyed them, cannot be forgotten.

Who would believe that those who, in the presence of the imam, used to promote others that were in agreement with their gentle and comfort-seeking taste, have today become the true followers of Velayat-e Faqih [Guardianship of Islamic Jurisprudence]; but, those who were supporting and following the imam, and remained in prison for years, and endured the whip marks of the shah’s executioners and still remember the verbal blows of the same groups, have become eclectic and perverse, anti-clerical and against the Guardianship of Islamic Jurisprudence? It is correct that altering history is possible, but not at the speed that you have imagined, and neither for those who have witnessed the historical events of this magnitude with their own two eyes…