[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:] Sahar

[Date:] 14 Azar 1334 [6 December 1955]

[Issue No.:] 26

 

Qom

Mr. Amir Abdollah Eslami, the leader of the Association of Defenders of Islam in Qom, in a detailed letter that begins with “He is the Avenger…”, has insulted the writers of Sahar, and claimed that the Sahar newspaper has started republishing only to defend the Baha’is, and has threatened us by promising to take action and to try us soon in the national and Islamic courts.

 

Sahar

We forgive him for the insults and threats he has made. We hope that God Almighty and the true Muslims will guide him. But regarding the publication of Sahar newspaper, we explain that as soon as General Zahedi, in the last days of his rule—where there was no mention of a fight against the Baha’is—allowed [us] to publish Sahar, we immediately published the newspaper, and we hope that the writer of the above name will at least be admonished for his slander.