[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] 19 Shahrivar 1334 [11 September 1955]

[Issue No:] 3672

 

London Times Says:

The Iranian government has succeeded in preventing irresponsible interference in political affairs

The London Times correspondent in Tehran writes in its issue of 30 August [1955] that although this year, on the days of Tasu’a – Ashura [the ninth and tenth day of the month of Muharram], which mark the occasion of mourning the martyrdom of His Holiness Imam Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam, an unprecedented number of people in Tehran and Qom, the headquarters of Ayatollah Borujerdi—the highest religious authority of the Shi’as—had participated in this commemoration, all religious ceremonies in Tehran and Qom and generally across the country were celebrated without any incident.

The disciplinary agents had been placed everywhere in order to prevent any unwarranted incident, and the preacher Falsafi, who had previously incited people on the pretext of combatting the Baha’is, was not given permission to speak over the radio broadcast. The Times correspondent adds that, “Evidence suggests that the government has succeeded in preventing irresponsible political interference…”