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[Newspaper:] Sobh-e-Azadegan

[Date:] Tuesday, 1 Khordad 1363 – 20 Sha’ban 1404 - 22 May 1984

[Issue No:] 1244

[Page:] 2


Representative of the people of Tehran: Today we are passing through the most sensitive time in the history of Islam, and that is the rush of infidelity against Islam…

… Mr. Abbas Akhtari, the [Member of Parliament] representative of the people of Mashhad, was the last speaker before the agenda to congratulate the great imam and the families of 19 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards who were martyred in the fight with death’s tradespeople and drug traffickers.

Also, all books and documents related to the deviant colonial cult [Baha’i Faith] will be transferred to the documentation centre of the Ministry of Islamic Guidance, and the former building of the Prime Minister’s Club, which now contains part of the confiscated books, will be at disposal of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, with all the equipment and furniture...