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[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:] Neday-e Hagh

[Date:] 14 Tir 1334 [6 July 1955]

[Issue No.:] 248

 

From Qom: Ali Davani

Why Has the Press Been Silent About the Struggle Against Baha’is?

Since the day that the struggles against the lost Baha’i sect began, we have wanted to write some things regarding this matter on our part in the esteemed Neday-e Hagh magazine. However, we have refrained from it thus far for two reasons.  For one, we expected that the stern and critical articles that needed to been written about this matter, which we intended to write, and which should have attacked all of the systems that are falling short on the path, would not be published by Neday-e Hagh.

The other was that, since the esteemed leader of the world’s Shias, His Highness, the Great Ayatollah Borujerdi, may his blessings continue, has come to the forefront of this effort, we did not wish to interfere with his work through our series of articles, and in reality give an excuse to those seeking excuses.  But now that the curtains have been raised, we believe that if we stay silent, we will be held responsible by the God of the world and His Highness Vali-e Asr, may our spirits be a sacrifice to him.

Therefore, we request that Mr. Adnani write these articles without any omissions or revisions, and we promise that we will not create any headaches on the part of the leadership … for Neday-e Hagh.

However, there is no need to explain that it is better known than the ungodliness of Satan that the perverse Babi and Baha’i sects were first created by the Tsar of Russia in order to create internal chaos in Iran. And they trained this prophet from Shiraz and the Mirza Khoda from Mazandaran and taught them knowledge of God and prophet-hood and raised them up to lead the God’s flock.

And then the government of Britain took over and attached its administration to their Intelligence Service and started to support them. Also, we all know what treasonous acts and crimes this political party has committed since its inception, and what murders, lootings, and insurrections they have caused.  In particular, their audacity had reached such heights in the past few years that the leader of the Muslims was compelled to personally start to fight against them....