Full Text for CTM Theological Observer 4-10 (Text)
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Islamic Propaganda. - The following item, taken from the Literary
Digest of August 26, makes interesting reading and proves the necessity
of retaining the Turk, together with the murderous Pope, in the enumera-
tion of the foes "who fain would tear from off Thy throne Christ Jesus,
Thy beloved Son. (Hymn 274.)
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windows. Architect, Shieldl Abdnl Hamid.
"So this is London?
"Not yet, though Shiekh Abdul Hamid has completed his design for
the proposed Moslem Center, and a request is to be made to the Crown
for a site near St. James's.
"Paris has long had its mosque for Mohammedans from the French
colonies. But in London not all the fullowers of the Prophet are co-
"Recently Lord Headley wrote in the London Daily M irr01'.- 'After
a long and earnest search for a religion which should be as free as pos-
sible from gross improbabilities and absurdities, I decided that Islam was
the faith I could really say I believed in; for its grandeur and simplicity
are so manifest.'
"Very strange such phenomena, and the British attitude toward them,
appear to Kenneth vVilliams, who remarks in the London Evening Stand-
a1'd.- 'Few things surprise the Moslem visitor to England more than the
freedom with which Islamic propaganda is carried on.' In Egypt, Persia,
and Turkey Christian missionaries 'have during the last few years had
their freedom considerably curtailed,' while in Jerusalem 'the activities
of the Young Men's Christian Association (whose new building cost a mil-
lion dollars), despite its truthful declaration that it works for all, ir-
respective of race or creed, have increased the fears of the Moslems. They
have not only boycotted the Y. M. C. A., but also have created a rival or-
ganization of their own, the Young Men's Moslem Association.''' T. L.