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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Nedaye Hagh

[Date:] 22 Shahrivar 1336 [13 September 1957]

[Issue No.:] 50

 

The Naïve Struggle Reflected in the Propaganda by Pepsi Cola is a Sign of Weakness and Death.

Where is this conversation between godlessness and religion ultimately leading? The dream is the same, but the interpretations are different. Despite the fact that the strong and formidable struggle by Nedaye Hagh with the Pepsi Cola apparatus has ended in victory, and the baseless propaganda and efforts of the magician-like agents of imperialism have fallen apart; and despite the fact that the killer blow of the weapon of religion has torn apart the body of godlessness and irreligion and has brought it to its deathbed, where its last cry of weakness is going silent in the depths of the sewers of society, nevertheless, a group of agents of materialism and money-worshipers have raised their angry voices and, by supporting this filthy organization, want to hide its weakness and cries.  But it must be made known that the society will no longer be duped by their extensive propaganda, and the clear eyes of the least educated individuals in the farthest reaches will be able to distinguish the life-giving light of the Quranic verses from the life-draining darkness of imperialism…

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…We announce for the last time: O you who are propagating the creed of destruction and perversion of Muslims—silence your loud shouting and end the brouhahas, so that in your final defeat, which is coming to you from the Islamic society, you can mitigate the level of loss you are bound to sustain.

 

From Shiraz – Farhang Mahzari