[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:] Neday-e Hagh

[Date:] 20 Shahrivar 1336 [11 September 1957]

[Issue No.:] 49

 

Pepsi Cola Factory Condemned to Destruction - Cause of Slander to Enemies of Islam - Pepsi Cola and Health

5- Some people tell us, “Why do you insult Pepsi and swear at it?  Islam forbids swearing even to the infidels.”

First of all, should the readers of our previous three articles on Pepsi have read [them], they know that we have not written anything that can be called “swearing”. But we have written facts such as, “The Pepsi factory is a branch of the international colonial apparatus and the Baha’i party is a spy and traitor party,” and we must write it. I do not know how these words are “swearing”, and according to which dictionary and lexicon are these words called insults?!

They say, “Why do you call theses imperialists bloodthirsty and shameless fascists, shameless murderers and international butchers?!”

People consider themselves to be prominent and consider us to be [unimportant], but with God’s help, the children of Islam are not afraid of their shameless criticism. We will ask the Pepsi [Cola factory] and the imperialists why they insult our saints, and we expect [them] not to answer.

Islam has commanded us to fight the enemies of God in the best way; the best way to fight today is to disgrace the imperialists and their agents…

Student of the Islamic Sciences - Tabrizi