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His Excellency Grand Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, The Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Qum

 

We respectfully would like to inform you, that this morning a person who introduced himself as an architect of the School of Theology of Shiraz, together with a group of civilians, and without having a court order from the relevant authorities, indicated that they intended to demolish our residential homes, in order to annex them to the School of Theology of Shiraz.  Certainly, the teachings of sacred Islam, as well as your orders, do not allow such obvious oppression and transgressions.  We implore you to attend to this matter urgently and instruct them to stop harassing us. We would appreciate if you would kindly send the report of the outcome of your investigation to [redacted].

 

On behalf of the residents