[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:] 20 Khordad 1334 [11 June 1955]

[Issue No:] 119

 

Letter from Ayatollah Behbahani, to the Army Chief of Staff

Last week, in a detailed letter sent to Lieutenant General Batmanghelich, Ayatollah Aqa Mir Seyyed Mohammad Behbahani expressed his heartfelt praise for his fanatical and sacred campaign against the Baha’i espionage and treachery band, and commended his contentious efforts against the betrayal and criminal machinations and incendiary acts of these enemies of religion and state.

This act of Ayatollah Behbahani, which is an example of a reaction against the enemies and the unfaithful, is utterly befitting, and encouraging to the influential authorities who have sacrificially demonstrated their sincerity in this holy jihad.