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

 

[Newspaper:] Vahemeh

[Date:] 17 Aban 1334 [9 November 1955]

[Issue No.:] 154

 

Prohibition

Wherever he goes, Mr. Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Shooshtari, the [parliamentary] representative for Gorgan, speaks to all and sundry and says: “The income earned from sales of “Pepsi Cola” is spent on propagation activities of the Baha’is.  Therefore Muslims are not permitted to drink it.”