Religion: Islam's Protectors

The British were last week busy offsetting Mussolini's claim to be "Protector of Islam." To England's Moslems the British Treasury, which is already subsidizing pilgrimages of the faithful from India to Mecca (TIME, Nov. 18), has given a tidy £100,000 ($400,000) for a mosque, promised them a site in London for it. In Libya when a force of Australians holed up a body of Italians at the oasis of Jarabub, the R. A. F. knew better than to bomb it. Jarabub has several holy Moslem buildings and the British did not intend to injure the monuments of Islam.

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