[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:] Nedaye Hagh

[Date:] 22 Aban 1336 [13 November 1957]

[Issue No.:] 38

 

Pepsi Cola Before . . .

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. . . that come from the sheep or even [?]. It is harmful in all respects. In particular, the article published by the Nedaye Hagh newspaper has announced the call to the people of God and has prepared the minds in an extraordinary way, so that they will flee from setting eyes on this beverage! And, by refraining from drinking it, fight against the people of perversion.

A number of religious coffee house owners have also set it aside and release themselves from representing Pepsi Cola, as it had nothing for them but ill repute in this world and the next. Among them are the coffee house owners of Atlas and Café Shahin and Izadi Pastries, who have officially taken down their Pepsi Cola signs and given them back to its agents and promoters! Intelligent and alert Muslims, with gratitude for the managers of the aforementioned coffee houses, invite the public to visit these coffee houses to purchase ice cream, sweets, and beverages.

 

(Abdollahi)