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


[Newspaper:] Sepid-o-Siah

[Date:] 7 Khordad [1334] [29 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 42


Great News

These days, Safaei, the Qazvin’s clergyman and the representative [to the National Consultative Assembly] is very busy, because of the campaign he has started against the Baha’is.

Each day, he receives many letters and petitions that he is obliged to take and present to the Parliament.

A few days ago, while he had a lengthy petition in his hand, he entered the Parliament. The press reporters had gathered in a corner and were busy talking, when Safaei came straight to them, and to get fresh news, asked them “What is new?”

One of them said, “There is no fresh news, sir”. He said, “How come no news?  There is so much news around, how come you do not know?” He then looked at the lengthy petitions [letters] he was holding in his hand and said, “There is so much news around that it has put an enormous burden on my hand!”