EGYPT: Insured Mosque

Because really pious Moslems regard catastrophes fatalistically as "the will of Allah," virtually all the mosques of Islam are uninsured. Last week the Continental Insurance Co. muscled into this virgin insurance field, got on its dotted line potent Moslem signatures for taking out a policy to cover one of Islam's stateliest shrines in Egypt, the mighty Mosque of Mohammed Ali in Cairo.


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