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

 

[Newspaper:] Nabard-e Mellat

[Date:] 10/4/1334 [2 July 1955]

[Issue No:] 122

 

Clerics’ Associations of Qom

 

The Clerics’ Associations of Qom, through publication of a communique, a copy of which was sent to the (Nabard-e Mellat) office, stated that the obstructions, troublemaking, and carelessness in the campaign against the perverse and illegal Baha’i sect, have been the result of actions by the enemies of Islam and opponents of the sacred Mohammadan religion; [the Association therefore] requests decisive suppression and immediate and fierce eradication of these shameless bandit criminals [the Baha’is].