[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:] Shahin-e Tehran

[Date:] 9 Khordad 1334 [31 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 176

 

The Work of the Baha’is Will Be Terminated Forever

Since Shahin Newspaper is the first newspaper that has entered the fight against the Baha’is, some dear readers have written extensive letters to this newspaper and have claimed that, “Baha’is say that the fight against them was only for the one month of Ramadan, when Mr. Falsafi [began to give] his speeches from the Mosque of the Shah on the radio and began the fight against Bahaism, and that, from now on, there will be no more opposition against them. It would be appropriate for His Honour Hojjatol-Islam, Mr. Falsafi, to prove it otherwise and continue his speeches twice a week on the radio.

In this regard, we referred to His Honour and gave him the people’s correspondence, and it turned out that similar letters had already been sent to him. However, he said that the fight against the Baha’is has gone beyond words and has entered into the process of action, and the Baha’is should know that their work has been terminated forever, and that, in this case, there is no more need for speech. Should this be necessary, action will then be taken.

Nevertheless, we hope that this national and religious combat will not remain incomplete and until the root cause of this corruption has been completely eradicated and destroyed, it will not stop.