[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] Nabard-e-Mellat

[Date:] 30/2/1334- [21 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 116

 

What has the government done about the illegal and corrupt unofficial centres?

 

After the news from all over the country regarding the closure of the nests of corruption of the Baha’i espionage groups, which are known as Haziratu’l-Quds[1], reached Tehran, it was a source of hope for the Muslim citizens. However with one of the high ranking official Baha’is as the head of [government’s] affairs and also the continuation of the activities of the Baha’is in illegal centres and their devastating provocations, not only was the hope which people had developed noticeably diminished, the general attitude of people, due to hesitation on taking decisive action, has made them unhappy with the government.

 

Right now, in the heart of the capital in the centre of Tehran, Lalehzar Avenue, opposite Nakisa Lane, is a big shop called (Azizi’s Sons) which has been for some time a centre of socialisation and activities of the Baha’is.  After the big movement of the Iranian Muslim nation against infidelity and corruption and the start of legal actions by government, not only is this nest of corruption still open, the corrupt and disturbance-seeking groups are ruining the security and comfort of the Muslim community… [unfinished]

 

[1] [A Baha'i term for Baha'i Centre]