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THE AGA KHAN'S APPEAL

The Acra Khan's appeal fo Moslem*: h.'i* c" rated a j;)"ai iinj.ressimi in Russia. Dealing with the Kaiser'.? cirorls to instigate .I"'' Jehad " (Holy War) against Christendom, tho ' Xovoo Vremya' says: " Musiilniana have forestalled the criminal dcMnui.s of the German Emperor; 50,000 African Mahometans are fighting Germany in tho larks of the French nrmy. As many Indian M ilu.med.ms arc fighting nwter ilie "Bi'tish standards, and tens ot thousands of Russian Mahometans aro with their Russian comrades battling against the Germans with fire snd stee! in the fields of East Prussia, Poland, and Oalicia. The Caucasian Mnsulmans have formed an entire mounted divTsion of volunteers, who insistently hcts tfi ho allowed to parli'ip.ilo in the conflict with the Germans. Mahometan communities in the principal Rus-«i.i:i Mahomedan centres of Orenburir, Uiu Kazan, Baku. Tiflis, and other Russian cities I'.oL only verbally but by deeds are. co-opcraliig wifh •.he other populations of the Russian empire. Finally, the chief of the All-Tndia Moslem League- has addre.-.sed to his coreligionists an appeal which must have disenchanted Berlin diplomacy." The well-known authority on Musulman questions, ihe Caucasian publicist SultanotV. in nn nrlicle printed in ths * Kavkazkoe Slovo,' proves by text 3 from the Koran ; that th'J Turkish Govcunment have immtU- ' ctont motives to declare a Holy War. Tha Koran recognises that the Jehad is only a war undertaken in self-defence and when danger threatens tho religion of Islam,

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THE AGA KHAN'S APPEAL, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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THE AGA KHAN'S APPEAL Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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