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[Newspaper:] Enghelab-e Eslami

[Date:] 11 Mehr 1360 [3 October 1981]


Main Issue

In the Name of God the Merciful the Compassionate

What Are the Main Issues?

Yesterday, our brothers at the Kayhan and Ettelaat Newspapers published a part of the speech of Hujjat al-Islam Mr. Jannati, the interim Friday prayer leader of Qom, about the Anti-Baha’i Society [Hojjatieh] on the front page and placed it among the main issues of the country. 

We agree with the respected Friday Imam of Qom, that the Anti-Baha’i Society [Hojjatieh] should clarify its position in front of the Velayat-e Faqih [Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist] and answer many questions that exist. However, we do not agree with our brothers in Kayhan and Ettelaat Newspapers that this issue is one of the main issues of our country. Is it not possible to solve this sub-problem without going to the front page of the newspapers?

Is it worthwhile that with important issues at hand, such as war… we pay attention to a solvable issue such as the position of the Anti-Baha’i Society against the Revolution at this level and with these dimensions?...

We emphasize once again that we expect the Anti-Baha’i Society to clarify its position on Velayat-e-Faqih and the Islamic Revolution and answer the questions raised by the honourable Friday imam of Qom…