|Publisher||Iran Chap Organisation|
|Staff writers||Abbas Masoudi|
|Founded||10 July 1926|
History and profile
On 6 January 1978 a slanderous article appeared in Ettela'at suggesting Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was a homosexual and a serving British agent. The next day, clerics in Qom protested and the police demanded they disperse. When they refused, police opened fire and at least twenty people were killed. Iranian media displayed outraged mounting tensions leading up to the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
- Mushira Eid (1 January 2002). The World of Obituaries: Gender across Cultures and over Time. Wayne State University Press. p. 52. ISBN 0-8143-3655-8. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- Sandra Mackey (1996) The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation. Plum Penguin Group. New York, NY. p.278 ISBN 0-452-27563-6
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