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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

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

 

[Adopted from website:] Fergheh News

[Date:] 27 Azar 1396 [18 December 2017]

 

The Process of Destroying the Centres of Baha’i Sedition

Destroying the Nest of Corruption of Ali-Muhammad the Bab in the Presence of the Shah

Seyyed Noureddin Shirazi, in 1334 [1955], with the cooperation of the people, destroyed the nest of corruption of Ali-Muhammad, the Bab.

According to Fergheh News, while the shah was still in Shiraz, after the completion of his final words with him, [Seyyed Noureddin Shirazi] began the destruction of the sacred Baha’i buildings, which were built by the colonialists, and with admirable boldness, he personally attended the destruction of the centres of Baha’i sedition.

The glorious life of Seyyed Noureddin Hoseini Al-Hashemi [Shirazi] has many epic creations, social, cultural and political services, each page of which has plenty to reveal. Therefore, Shirazi mentioned it briefly in the form of three historical reports. In this article, the political actions of this prominent cleric are mentioned, which you will read in the following:

Destroying the Nest of Corruption of Ali-Muhammad, the Bab, in the Presence of the Shah

Seyyed Noureddin Shirazi, in 1334 [1955], with the cooperation of [some] people, destroyed the nest of corruption of Ali-Muhammad, the Bab. In the first stage, while the shah was still in Shiraz, after uttering his final words with him, he began the destruction of Baha’i shrines built by the colonialists, and with admirable courage, he personally appeared during the destruction of the centres of sedition of the Baha’is, in such a way that he astonished and made helpless the Pahlavi regime, so that the shah cut his journey short and left Shiraz.

In the second phase, by order of the shah [Mohammad Reza Shah], by sending a military and Baha’i governor general named Brigadier General Hemmat to the Province of Fars, the regime was planning to reconstruct the Baha’i sites, and in a bloody confrontation with Ayatollah Noureddin Shirazi, on his orders, the city was closed and he personally directed and monitored the clashes between the people and members of the Brothers Party with the military forces. When the shooting started, he ordered the disarmament of the army. When this happened and the senior officers of the army were wounded and the soldiers were repressed, that great scholar managed the destruction of Baha’i sites, especially the Holy Shrine of Shiraz, in such a way that these hated places were never built again…