Saturday, June 24, 2017

...time has come for the Babis (Baha'is) to take up arms again...

June 22. On this date in 1866, The Nation published an article titled "A New Religion" which concluded with the following assertion...
Babism is much more in harmony with the subtle and imaginative genius of the Persian people than the Shiite Mohammedanism. The growing spirit of nationality makes their present religion and the present dynasty, both of which was imposed on them by foreign conquest, less and less acceptable every year. The hour when the Bab [sic] shall send word from Baghdad that the time has come for the Babists to take up arms again will be a very critical one for the present dynasty of Persia and for Shiite Mohammedanism.

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