Religion: Naughty Turkiya Hassan

Brave men and great fighters are the followers of Islam, but their religious sensibilities are tender as an aching tooth. Because the British War Office tried to get them to bite paper cartridges tactlessly greased with pork tallow 76 years ago, Moslem sepoys fought the great Indian Mutiny. Because a Moslem fanatic proclaimed himself a redeemer or Mahdi in Egypt 40 years ago, thousands of Egyptians rebelled, left the bland head of Charles George ("Chinese") Gordon stuck on a spike at the gates of Khartoum. Last week because a Swiss headmistress hoisted the...

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