Religion: American Moslems

Toledo's Commodore Perry Hotel had never seen a convention quite like it. On the hotel's ballroom floor one evening last week, some 50 men took off their shoes, stepped reverently on to white sheets and prostrated themselves toward Mecca (compass bearing from Toledo: 100° true), chanting, "Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar" (God the Almighty). Blackrobed imams read from the Koran and repeated with the faithful, "La Ilaha Illal-Lah" (There is no God but God). The second annual convention of the International Moslem Society, with some 500 Moslems gathered from 45 states and five Canadian provinces, was under way.

Though women attending...

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