Religion: London's Mosque

"The intolerance of professed Christians is more than anything else responsible for my secession. You never hear Mohammedans speak of persons of other religions as we hear Christians talk of one another. They may be sorry others do not hold to the Mohammedan belief, but they do not condemn them to everlasting damnation."

So said Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn, fifth Baron Headley, when in 1913 he renounced Christianity to embrace the Moslem faith. Lord Headley became president of the British Muslim Society, pre-eminent among the 200 or so Britons who held to...

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