[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:] 13 Azar 1334 [5 December 1955]

[Issue No.:] 285

 

The Pepsi Cola factory has been sold. Habib Sabet finally surrendered and sold the Pepsi Cola factory, which had become the gathering place for the Baha’is and the hideout of the infidels and the unpatriotic.

Dear countrymen. In these recent months, Pepsi Cola had become a great disaster to the people; even the credible news that we have been constantly receiving has proven that Habib Sabet, by bringing such a factory, has had ulterior motives. His goal has been to compensate for the reprehensible defeat of the Baha’i community, emptying the pockets of the Muslims and addicting young people. With the bizarre advertisements that he used to make and the large sums of money he spent on them, his malice was tried and tested. It has been proven that Pepsi Cola is not only made of fruit extracts, but it has been mixed with addictive drugs. According to his own confession, it caused poisoning.

Awareness of this fact increased our activity. As the readers are informed, we have overcome the greatest struggle and finally, Habib Sabet, whose malice had been exposed, was forced to stop his actions and not to make futile efforts to poison Muslims. He was eventually forced to sell the factory.

Now, we expect the new owners of the factory, unlike Habib Sabet, to pay full attention to the components of Pepsi Cola and make this drink in such a way that it does not contain drugs, alcohol and poison, and will also satisfy the customers, which will definitely increase the number of customers.