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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Khorasan

[Date:] 4-2- [1334] [25 April 1955]

[Number:] 1700

 

Telegraph Dispatch to His Royal Highness

To His Imperial Majesty, Defender of Islam (May God preserve his reign)

As we were passing through Tehran, on pilgrimage to the Sacred Threshold of his Holiness Imam Reza (Peace be upon Him), we received the glad tidings of royal commands regarding the closure of those “gates of depravity” and seizure of that “wicked house” [Baha’i Centre] of the perverse sect [Baha’i Faith], resulting in unbounded gratitude and praise; all Muslims are charged with and share in this thanksgiving.

I hope that at the sacred threshold of the Eighth Imam, especially on those blessed nights, I am able to offer prayers and seek God’s further confirmations on His Majesty.