[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Newspaper:] Arjang

[Number:] 72

[Date:] 25 Ordibehesht 1334 [16 May 1955]

 

Falsafi’s Speech

On the same day that Mr. Falsafi[1] had begun his sermond against the Baha’is, it was decided [sic] that the Haziratu’l-Quds [local Baha’i Centre] was to be occupied; that is, it was agreed that after two o’clock in the afternoon Shaykh Falsafi would conclude his speech at the Soltani Mosque and would then invite the people to move to occupy the Haziratu’l-Quds. As such action could cause riots, the ever-vigilant Military Governorate of Tehran occupied the Haziratu’l-Quds in the early hours of the morning in order to prevent [Muslim crowd to implement] their actions.

 

 

 

 

[1] [Shaykh Muhammad Taqi Falsafi was a Muslim cleric who, in 1955, roused the populace by preaching inflammatory sermons against the Baha’is at his mosque in Tihran and over the radio during the month of Ramadan]