[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:] Parcham-e Khavarmianeh

[Date:] Wednesday, 25 Esfand 1378 [15 March 2000], 8 Dhu l-Hijjah 1420

[Issue No.:] 6019

 

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The effort of the [United States] of America to support the colonialist-made Baha’i sect manifests itself in a new shape every day. The Voice of America said, in its newest report, regarding the condition of religious freedom in different countries of the world, “In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the religious minorities, especially Baha’is, are still under pressure and strangulation.” Not only is placing the Baha’is next to the religious minorities an insult to the minorities, but the support from America of a sect that was created by the British, and has always been used to secure the aims and political gain of colonialism, demonstrates more than ever the strong dependency of this perverse sect [on them].

 

May your Naw-Ruz be successful, and your everyday be a Naw-Ruz [New Day]