Religion: In Mecca

Men and women who Sacrifice their lives for a religious faith are known to their fellow adherents as martyrs, to opposing sects as fanatics. The latter term was the one used in newspaper despatches to define 25 Wahhabis who were shot by Egyptian soldiers last week in the streets of Mecca.

The soldiers, commanded by Azmi Pasha, were starting for Cairo as an escort of the Holy Carpet, the immemorial piece of rug that covers the Kaaba in the Mosque at Mecca. Because of friction between Sultan Ibn Soud and King Fuad of Egypt,...

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