[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]

 

[Adopted from website:] Mehr News Agency

[Date:] 25 Bahman 1384 [14 February 2006]

 

Published by the Literature Office of the Islamic Revolution

Memoirs of Sheikh Mostafa Rahnama

The Literature Office of the Islamic Revolution, through the efforts of Masoud Karamian, published and distributed the memoirs of Sheikh Mostafa Rahnama, one of the fighters of the Islamic Revolution.

Hojjatol-Islam Rahnamai, known as “Sheikh Mostafa Rahnama” among the political-cultural activists and fighters against colonialism and tyrannical governments, was born in 1304 [1925] in Kermanshah. He is a descendant of Ayatollah Vahedi and the nephew of two of the martyrs of the “Jamiyyat-e Fadaiyan-e-Islam [Group of Devotees of Islam]”, Seyyed Abdol-Hussein and Seyyed Mohammad Vahedi, the 50th anniversary of whose martyrdom was recently commemorated.

In another part of his memoirs, this militant cleric says, “I need to point out a historical point that, unfortunately, our historians and chronologists have not dealt with as they should have, and that is the role of the Baha’is under the leadership of General Parviz Khosravani, in the massacre of Muslims on 15 Khordad 1342 [5 June 1963] and the attack on the Feyzieh School in Qom... In this incident, the Baha’is played a key role in the massacre, a role that has never been seriously discussed, and the late Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Taleghani told me that there is a place near Jerusalem where a centralized group of perverse Baha’is acts against the Palestinian people in favour of the British and the Zionists.

“They worked closely with the regime in the attack on the Feyzieh School in Qom, which took place in Farvardin 1342 [April 1963], and protested against the clergy in farmers’ and peasants’ costumes. And then, under the command of Colonel Moulavi, then head of SAVAK, along with officers and civil agents, rushed inside the Feyzieh School and attacked the students and mourners who had gathered for the occasion of the martyrdom of Imam Sadegh, by various means, and injured a countless number of them, even the late Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Reza Golpayegani. In this barbaric attack, two groups played a main role; one group is the people of SAVAK and the other is the Baha’is, whose enmity towards Islam is very clear.” ...