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[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:] Setareh-e Eslam

[Date:] 2 [illegible] Shahrivar 1334 [August 1955]

[Issue No.:] 182

 

Why Did Religious Speakers Refrain From Fighting the Perverse Baha’i Sect During the Month of Muharram??

A British newspaper reported that the Iranian government had prevented the speeches of famous preacher Mr. Falsafi due to his past struggles with the Baha’i sect. The news angered clerical circles. Our correspondent, after contacting a number of the religious preachers, described their views as follows: Basically, in the month of Muharram, which is the time of mourning for the third Imam, all preachers refrain from lecturing beyond the subject of Karbala, particularly because the majority of the clerics are careful about political issues and do not want to incite Muslim people’s sentiments during the days of mourning. Otherwise, this fundamental conflict, which is based on the correct religious principle, will continue and will be followed up in the severest possible ways after the days of mourning.

The Muslim people of Iran are eagerly waiting for the religious sermons of the famous preacher, Haj Sheikh Mohammad Taghi Falsafi, so that through a fundamental fight with the perverse Baha’i sect, the Muslim nation of Iran will be saved from the grip of this group of spies and traitors.

As testified by our papers, Setareh-e Eslam newspaper has been fighting against the irreligious Baha’i spies for many years, and has disgraced them with proven evidence [and] will continue this divine battle until the last moment.