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


[Newspaper:] Khousheh

[Date:] 31 Farvardin 1335 [20 April 1956]

[Issue No.:] 7


Despite the expectations of many people, Mr. Falsafi will not ascend to the pulpit this year [during] Ramadan. His silence takes place after several years of continuous speeches, and has been interpreted in different ways by [those in] informed circles. Dear readers will remember that last year Falsafi started a campaign against the Baha’i sect. This year, while Falsafi’s religious discourse has been interrupted, the Baha’is consider the cessation of this programme the result of their influence.

Falsafi is one of the speakers that cannot be contained. He spoke very harshly at the commemoration gathering of the late Safaei, and more than anything during the elections, the country is in need of stability. This principle did not [support] the continuation of Falsafi’s religious sermons.

We should add that Falsafi explicitly stated that, if they had allowed him to speak, he would have continued with his last year’s discussion and would have pursued the same subjects.