[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:] Zelzeleh

[Date:] 20 Shahrivar 1334 [12 September 1955]

[Issue No.:] 673

 

Dear Mr. Ala’, the Prime Minister,

As it has been rumoured; The Baha’i Habib Sabet, in order to retain his capital, take advantage of its benefits and escape the prosecution, has spread the rumours that you or Madam [your wife] have partnered with Habib Sabet, the head or leader of the perverse Baha’i community and bought the shares of the Pepsi Cola factory and are benefitting from this drink that people have called “A Death Potion”. Although, we have not paid any attention to these rumours and we are assured that a religious and fanatical man such as Mr. Ala’ would not befriend the Baha’is at all and would not place himself in the same category as Habib Sabet and other shareholders of the Pepsi-Cola factory not even for the material gains.

However, unless we remove the veils and disclose the facts in front of the eyes of the Iranian nation and the spreaders of the rumours, the mount of the people cannot be closed [quietened].

Therefore, we request you to explicitly inform this Newspaper in order to reject these absurd claims of Habib Sabet, the Baha’i sect and others,  so that, we punch the Baha’is and the gossipers in the mouth and publish the issue in the Zelzeleh Newspaper.