[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 Ordibehesht 1334 [21 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 116

 

The glorious and godly movement of the nation of Islam will not be tainted by a political hue

After the combat of a vast and diverse stratum of the Iranian Muslim nation, and then the Islamic groups of other nations, arose against the incitements and corruption of the ever-increasing anti-religious and anti-patriotic groups—especially the Baha’i espionage band—reached its fruitful and decisive stage, the influential elements, criminal leaders of these groups and their controlling policies, in order to suppress the Muslims’ holy jihad, inclined [themselves] to all kind of tricks and deceits. They did not spare a moment of plotting, inciting and poisoning against this holy movement, to the point where, by inciting a paid newspaper and [by their] propagation among the people, [they] planned to soil this holy, godly and one-hundred-per-cent Islamic and patriotic movement with impure political hues, oblivious to the fact that the customary colonialist propaganda of forty years ago not only does not have the slightest effect on the thoughts and decisions of the Muslim and anti-alien people, but also such unjustifiable incitements and colonialist attempts in pursuit of the bloody battle of the infidels against the irreligious and unpatriotic criminals, makes them even tougher and sturdier.

Indeed, this significantly great divine and prodigious anti-foreigner movement, which has now [been] started against the sinister incitements and ever-growing corruption of a perfidious, unpatriotic and anti-Islamic band, not only by the treacherous and deceitful poisonings of the servants of ominous foreign policies, has not absorbed any political hue, and will not remain barren; but the burning flames of this holy, religious and patriotic movement will become so widespread that they will burn away all the filthy effects of the perverse existence of organizations and anti-religious and unpatriotic elements and turn them into ashes.