ARABIA: Hejamy Massacre

On the barren plains of Arabia was witnessed a grim tragedy.

The Wahabites of Nejd (central Arabian country without precise bound- aries) descended upon the town of Taif, 70 miles southeast of Mecca, in the Hejaz, over which Hussein is Emir. According to a Mecca message:

"After having destroyed the tomb of Eben Abdarsi, they killed the people, respecting neither young infants nor the aged. In a word, all people were passed under the sword, including foreign subjects."

The message then contained an appeal to the civilized world: "We ap- peal to the League of Nations...

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