MIDDLE EAST: The Dangerous Mosque

Teheran's Mosque of the Shah is getting to be no refuge for Premiers of Iran. In 1951, Premier Ali Razmara, one of Iran's ablest men, was assassinated there by a member of the fanatic Fadayan Islam (Crusaders of Islam). Last week 72-year-old Hussein Ala, the ablest of Razmara's successors as Premier, arrived at the mosque for a memorial service. Entering, he shucked his shoes, started across the carpeted floor. He was stopped by a thinly bearded man who drew a revolver and shouted: "Why are there so many prostitutes in the city?" The bearded man fired a single shot,...

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