Foreign News: Islam v. Cinema

Prowling far into the northern Punjab, prowling further into the remote North-West Frontier Province of India, irrepressible impresarios of moviedom purchased last week at Rawalpindi, a building which they deemed suitable for a cinema theatre.

The building stood adjacent to a mosque. Local Moslems took council. Were shadowy Christian pie-throwers to shuffle oversize feet, thumb noses, within nine paces of the shrine of Allah? Were milk-faced movie harlots to pervert the yearnings of Mohammedans for the swart-skinned houris of Paradise? . . .

Within a few hours 8 of the Faithful were dead and 14 injured as the result of inter-Moslem riots...

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