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[Newspaper:] Aftab-e Sharq Mashhad

[Date:] 25 Khordad 1334 [16 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 64


Congregation of Religious Scholars and Clergy to Fight against Baha’ism

We have received information that approximately 250 religious scholars and clergy intend to gather at the home of Ayatollah Khansari, the Friday [prayer] leader of Seyyed Azizollah Mosque.

It is said that His Holiness Ayatollah Behbahani, and also a few other individuals, representing His Holiness Ayatollah Borujerdi, will participate in this gathering.

The reason for the congregation of religious scholars is apparently the recent speech of Mr. Reza Afshar regarding the Baha’is. The purpose of this gathering is to make some decisions regarding the fight against Baha’ism and to convey them to the government.