Babi/Baha'i history

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Babi/Baha'i history - HXMORS OF A PLOT Tae Shahs Eldest Bald f Have...
HXMORS OF A PLOT Tae Shahs Eldest Bald f Have Instigated the Murder LONDON May 2 It is rumored In this city that the assassination of the Shah of Persia was brought about by the machinations of his eldest son Massoud Mirzla Governor of Ispahan The latter was born in 1S50 while the new Shah second son of the deceased monarch was born in 153 but the lat ter is an offspring of a wife of higher rank and thus was chosen to succeed his father in place of Massoud his elder brother He had often rebuked Mirzla for his unrullness and in 1888 recalled him and only allowed him to return to Ispahan after disbanding some of the regiments and ordering him to pay more than the usual tribute Massoud Mirzla who Is also known as the Zllles Sultan or shadow of the kingdom resented this treatment and it was believed that he might make an attempt to usurp the throne Massoud Mirzla who Is enormously rich Is unpopular on account of his severity and Intolerance and on the other hand Mussaffar - ed Deen the new Shah Is much loved by the people of the province of Azerboljan where the Persian army is chiefly recruited The discontent of the Babist sect upon which Massoud Mirzla is believed to have worked Is due to the fact tha the late Shah did not allow them to e tabllth their religion his refusal to do so being - based on rep - esenta ions made tc his majesty that It would confllc with the existing faith in Persia and split the people Into religious factions The Babtsts have alwas been kep in check and little has been heard of them for some years past

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 03 May 1896, Sun,
  3. Page 18

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