[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:] Khandaniha

[Date:] 30 Ordibehesht 1334 [21 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 69

 

Penned by Two Members of Parliament

…Mr. Safaei, the representative of Qazvin who holds the anti-Baha’i flag in parliament, even slept in parliament at night to take the pre-order speeches and talk about the Baha’is….

The plan of Safaei consisted of four articles. Of course, this plan had an introduction, but it was not signed by anyone, and….

... Safaei intended to deliver it from behind the podium with the signatures of the deputies, but another private meeting was scheduled…

The speaker said in a long speech that the parliament should be more careful in this matter... And I personally believe that the government should have a say in this important issue… The president’s statement was responded to by the representative’s saying, “It is true”. And at the same time, the speaker of the Parliament ordered the parliament’s telephone operator to direct the deputy prime minister to attend a private session to discuss the Baha’is...

Half an hour later, Entezam, Dr. Amini and Alam entered Baharestan…. There, Noureddin Emami, while confirming the views of Ayatollah Borujerdi in the fight against this sect, said that approval of the plan was not necessary. If the government could not prevent them with the existing laws, it should explicitly state this point....

...Finally, the result was that the government should study this part and would later inform the parliament…

 

[Explanation of the picture in the middle of the page]

Sardar Fakher said that, “The fight against the Baha’is is the responsibility of the government, not the parliament”.