[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:] 28 Shahrivar 1334 [20 September 1955]

[Issue No.:] 16

 

Us and the Readers

The Neday-e Hagh newspaper, in its article entitled, “Are you a Muslim or a Baha’i?”, has published an important letter that was received [from a reader] and addressed to the Sahar newspaper. Apparently, its author (Mahdavi), claimed that he had sent the article to the Sahar newspaper, [and that it] had not been published. In adding some non-Muslim slander [aimed at] the Sahar editor, he [brought up] the subject of “the telephone [call] from a Baha’i girl” and [said he] considered the existence of such a girl to be a lie. At the same time, he insulted us a few times.

Sahar - We swear by God and the Prophet (PBUH), Whom we know, worship and praise better than you, certainly, that such a letter has not reached us. Otherwise, we are not afraid of publishing anything. And the subject of the Baha’i girl was not made up. The girl in question was the granddaughter of Fereidoun Hormozaki. Fereidoun and his wife, Roghayyah; his brother, Abdor-Reza; Jafar, his son; Hedayatollah, his grandson; and a person named Gholam-Ali, were [all] killed in the incident of Hormozak in Yazd. And we are very happy that, according to our predictions, our Muslim compatriots showed the utmost composure and magnanimity during the month of Muharram, and these incidents did not happen again. We have no complaints regarding your merciful insults.

May God guide you.