[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Raja News

[Date:] 18 Esfand 1390 [8 March 2012]

 

Only a Baha’i Can Be Such a Traitor

The BBC Persian correspondent’s detailed report on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier, aimed at showing U.S. power, was so disgusting that it reversed the effects of the BBC report on the U.S. Navy.

According to the Reporters Club of Vatan Emrooz, an article titled “Only a Baha’i Can Be Such a Traitor” stated, “The presence of Kasra Naji, a BBC Persian Baha’i correspondent in the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier, as it left the Strait of Hormuz and broadcast its report from BBC Persian, has had a very negative image among the viewers of this TV network.”

They believe that this anti-Iranian action, even in this public and scandalous way, comes from a Baha’i only....

But the detailed report of Kasra Naji from the USS Abraham Lincoln as it left the Strait of Hormuz to show U.S. power, as the reporter stood on the deck of a U.S. ship facing Iran, was so disgusting that it reversed the effects of the BBC report on the U.S. Navy.

Perhaps it would not have been so disgusting if an American journalist had prepared this report, but of how an Iranian could do such a thing for money it should be said, “Do not be surprised [that] a Baha’i can be such a traitor.