[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:] Payam

[Date:] 31 Ordibehesht 1334 [22 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 33

 

The beloved shah emphasized [the need] to start the transformation as soon as possible and to [give] the fight against corruption, atheism and theft [first priority]. Ayatollah Borujerdi, the source of emulation of the Muslims of the world, ordered Mr. Falsafi and other preachers to begin their fights against the Baha’is and the Communists, who are causing misery, atheism, espionage, and the perversion of Muslims, and eradicate the roots of these [xenophiles] as soon as possible….