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

 

Ashofteh Newspaper

Number 15

Date 29 Farvardin 1334 [19 April 1955]

 

The disturbances of the month of Ramadan this year has been much less compared to previous years, especially to last year. Last year, some speeches were broadcast over Radio Tehran, and attacks on the Baha’is started [with vengeance] in such a manner that they were on fire, but then numerous problems followed for the nation and the government, both within the country and abroad.

 

This year the government learnt from the experiences of last year, and did not allow the state radio to broadcast any program other than the normal ones – religious sermons were eliminated during the day times, and during the evenings there were fewer religious sermons on the radio – the dawn prayers as well as the prayers for breaking the fast have also been reduced [in number].

 

Previously the mosques used to have lots of loudspeakers, and the mosque on Tajrish Bridge constantly broadcast speeches. This year, there has been total silence for the past two to three days. It would seem best to keep religious affairs as far as possible away from controversy and tumult, so to avoid unpleasant consequences. Obviously the true Muslim and believer in Islamic principles will continue their business, with calm and dignity …

 

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