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

 

[Newspaper:] Tehran Post

[Date:] 21 Ordibehesht 1334 [12 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 590

 

Haziratu’l-Quds[1] Demolished Today

 

At 11:00 this morning Mr. Falsafi, the famous cleric, together with some of his followers, approached the [national] Hazirat’l-Quds while carrying a banner of [There is no God but God] and using a pickaxe, they destroyed the dome of the building.

At half past one in the afternoon, General Batmanghalich, head of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces, entered the building together with Brigadier General Bakhtiar and after a thorough examination, they issued an order to demolish the dome with the help of a crane.

 

[1]  [A Baha'i term for Baha'i Centre]