[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:] Shahab

[Date:] 26 Tir 1358 [17 July 1979]

[Issue No.:] 27

 

In the past one hundred and fifty years any treason to the people of Iran was done with the help of Freemasonry.

No need to go through the history of Iran and count the tragedies of Freemasons, and we believe that in many cases, those who had fallen victim to Freemasonry were innocent. However, in every treachery done in this country the Masons’ footprints can well be seen.  During the last fifty years, Freemasonry became very powerful in Iran, and along with it, the country reached its peak of corruption.

The biggest criterion for getting a job or position was to have connection with Masons. Even the minister of justice, Bakhtiar, had to choose all his deputies from Masons. They had also infiltrated and been versatile in the Supreme Court, which is the highest judicial authority in Iran.  They had occupied the highest level in trade, economics, industry, politics, legislation, judiciary, and also had the unsparing support of the perverse Baha’i sect.

...During the 14 years, Hoveyda, Sharif-Emami and Riazati supported each other like an evil triangle. They followed the orders of their masters against the people of Iran. Under the shameful rule of these three Masons they invaded Iran’s trade, agriculture and industry. Along with them were the Baha’is [such as] Ayadi, the deposed shah’s physician; Rouhani, the Mason Baha’i minister of agriculture; Hoveyda; and Sabet, the Mason Baha’i capitalist. They did as they wished. There was hardly any investment above a million tumans in which Ayadi did not have a share.