[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:] Rouh-e Azadi

[Date:] 25 Ordibehesht 1334 [16 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 120

 

Center of Corruption and Environment of Promiscuity Was Occupied by Military Forces

O horsefly, there is no place for you to fly in the phoenix space

You lose your reputation and you bother us

Oh God! We are grateful that the useful and effective statements of Mr. Falsafi, the esteemed, erudite scholar and orator, [illegible] made his miraculous effects and one of the long-standing wishes of the Muslims of the world during these holy days by [illegible] of the great leader of the Islamic world, Grand Ayatollah Borujerdi, and with the special attention of His Majesty, the King of Kings and the promoter of the Jafari sect, have been fulfilled, and the centre of corruption and environment of Baha’i promiscuity was occupied by the military forces and the zealous religious soldiers of the Imperial Army…

However, this focal point, the Hazirat’ul-Quds, led a person from high virtues to the vileness…

…Now, thank God, the government of His Majesty, who is always watchful of these issues and the dire consequences of these groupings, through the attentions of Grand Ayatollah Borujerdi, may God bless the Muslims with his long life; and the perseverance, courage and the persistence of the great erudite and esteemed preacher, Mr. Falsafi; the beloved King of Kings has confirmed the sentiments of the people, and has cleansed this centre of corruption, espionage and lust from the filth of the existence of the malicious. It is hoped that it will no longer be influenced by the groupings of the wicked and evil elements, and that the faithless and lustful people will not try to calumniate and persist in defiling this issue.

We hope that under the caring shadow of Vali-e Asr [Guardian of the Age] (PBUH) and the special attention of His Majesty the King of Kings, and the learned scholars, the Islamic devotees and the generality of the Muslim nation of Iran, the roots of such a treacherous and traitorous sect and foreign spies will be cut off from Iran, and no more opportunity will be given to such people, God willing!