[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:] Setareh-e Eslam

[Date:] 27 Aban 1334 [19 November 1955]

[Issue No.:] 177

 

Sludge When Stirred Smells Foul

If you write that we adhere firmly to our religion, you have signed your document of stupidity.

For some time now, letters with nearly the same handwriting, signature and composition have been arriving at the office of this newspaper, and the author or authors, with a ridiculous description, express their loyalty to the Baha’i espionage sect; by doing so, they want to pretend that the struggle of the godly and Muslim nation of Iran against the spying organization of the Bab has not yielded any results; while it is clear and evident that Iran’s militant Muslims have won the fight against the Azali/Baha’i sect, and in the future, while the struggle continues, they will achieve yet more success.

It is certain that when the sludge is disturbed, its foul odour will spread in space. These savage brawls and scattering stupid letters of the Azalis are just like the stench of sludge. The shining sun of the pure religion of Islam continues to glow, and burns away and destroys the remnants of this spying organization. As the truth becomes clear and the nature of the filthy sect and scandalous Baha’is, those who still find themselves loyal to this school of betrayal and corruption, for self-indulgence or any other reason, have signed their document of stupidity and foolishness; otherwise there is no other benefit in this.

We will record these letters as evidence of the confession of the stupid followers of the Bab, and we hope that all its writers will wake up and be guided to the right path, and not shy away from the warmth-giving light of Islam.