[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:] 21 Azar 1334 [13 December 1955]

[Issue No. :] 27


What Did the Fadaian-e Eslam [Devotees of Islam] Want from Me?

You read our discussions with Mr. Vahedi at the Rezaei Elementary School in three previous issues. Here is the sequel:

I looked at Mr. Vahedi in surprise and said, “Your Honour, who claims to be a religious person and a devotee of Islam, how can you be satisfied that these spiritual figures [clerics] are insulted? And in addition, why do you use Sahar newspaper as a tool to implement your personal and political goals? Besides, I have no obligation to you that you have such an expectation from me...

…Of course they reiterated that we should be brief in our writings about the Baha’is...

…We printed the photo of the ayatollah in issue seven without referring to a request regarding the Baha’is…