Babists and Bab reminded in context of Shah's assasination

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Babists and Bab reminded in context of Shah's assasination - * * * . * An authority well informed in THE...
* * * . * An authority well informed in THE SHAH'S matters concerning Oriental sects ASSASSIN , and societies states that the assassin of the late Shah Nasr-ed-Din is an adherent af the Babists. It appears that Babism is a communistic movement widely spread over eastern countries, though it is in noway connected connected with western forms of the same character. Here is an account of the original founder of the Babists, one of whose followers attempted the life of the Shah forty years ago. " The Bab was an extraordinary personage. Condemned Condemned to be shot at Tabriz, he escaped by almost a miracle. The bullets of the soldiers told off to shoot him, instead of piercing his body, merely cut the ropes by which he was bound, and when the smoke cleared away, instead of a corpse, there was nothing at all to be seen. Had the Bab, instead of running away and hiding in a butcher's shop where he was eventually found and killed, had the presence of mind to proclaim himself a prophet to the soldiers, there is little doubt that he would have carried the whole of Persia with him." The death of Nasr-ed-Din will certainly add one more to the many questions of Foreign affairs which face Lord Salisbury's Government, and emphasises anew the necessity of directing our attention to Eastern questions. * * *

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  1. The Church Weekly,
  2. 15 May 1896, Fri,
  3. Page 13

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