INDIA: Never Before

India's Nizam of Hyderabad, whose Hyderabad Squadron has knocked down 27 German planes (TIME, Sept. 2), last week issued a Fatwa (royal decree) ordering all mosques in his native Hyderabad to offer daily prayers for the safety of the squadron's British pilots. Growled a Moslem leader: "Never have I heard of a Moslem prince ordering regular prayers for Christian warriors."

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