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[Newspaper:] Nabard-e Mellat

[Date:] 13 Khordad 1334 [4 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 118


The Call of Azerbaijan Brotherhood

Esteemed Amir Abdollah Karbaschian, the iron-willed editor-in-chief of Nabard-e Mellat

We, the children of Islam and your brothers from Azerbaijan, ask you, the courageous and devout son of Islam, to announce in the revered paper Nabard-e Mellat, which is the voice of the devoted followers of Islam, who are ready to sacrifice their lives on its path, that we request a complete repression of the Baha’i mercenaries and spies.

We ask the government, which claims to uphold Islam, to take immediate measures to shut down and destroy the Baha’i nests of corruption nationwide in the Islamic country of Iran. We, the anguished ones of the everlasting and heavenly religion of Islam, strongly demand that the government surrender the mercenary and corrupt Baha’i leaders for adjudication by the Muslim people so that the punishment of these traitors and tarnished mercenaries and enemies of religion and the nation will be handed down to them. We state our ultimatum: If the government does not take action, we will take it upon ourselves to deal with the enemies of Islam.

Greetings and salutations to the warriors in the path of Islam.

Eternal shame and abhorrence to the Baha’i mercenaries and agents of the foreign governments.

Long live Islam to eternity!

Tabriz. Your humble brothers, Seyyed Hadi Tabrizi, Abdollah Eslami, Seyyed Mohammad Tabrizi, Ali-Asghar Solouki, Mehdi Hoseini, Khalil Kayhani, Hosein Eslami and hundreds more signatures of our Muslim brothers in Azerbaijan