[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:] Tehran Mosavvar

[Date:] 14 Khordad 1335 [4 June 1956]

[Issue No.:] 662

 

Altercation between Muslims and Armenians

Last week, a severe fight broke out between a group of Armenian residents of the northern part of the city and the Muslims, and the matter reached the judicial courts. The story of this fight was that one of the merchants of Heshmat-ul-dowleh Street, who is a religious man and was fasting, had said to one of the Armenians, “Don’t pass close by my side. I will become dirty [untouchable]!” This expression angered the Armenian man and a fight broke out between them, which escalated, and a group of Armenians and Muslims started to get tangled in a fight that finally reached the judicial authorities. An informed source said about this matter, “Such fights are often not so simple, and it appears that it was caused by a situation that should have been attended to, because it is possible that it could lead to incidents similar to what happened last year in relation to the conflict between the Muslims and the Baha’is.”