Religion: Trends Nov. 8, 1926

Cairo, Egypt, has its fundamentalists. Dr. Taha Hussein., blind poet, went on trial there last week, charged with traducing in poetry the infallibility of the Koran. There are statements in the latter "which must not be accepted as historically accurate," he ventured to say. The Moslem University of El-Azhar, outraged at the charge, supports the prosecution. One lawyer defending the poet has been ostracized by his family.

Ex-nun. Reversing the situation of Marie A. Easby-Smith (TIME, Nov. 1), and parallel to that of La Vestale, in the opera of that name, Anna Le...

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