Religion: The Christian Djinni

Attia Hassanein, 38, of Cairo, looked bad and felt worse last week. He had medicine from doctors, but it did him no good, and he was not surprised. For it was obvious to Attia, his wife and three children that the djinn had him again.

Djinn populated the Arabic world long before the coming of the Prophet, and in fact Mohammed recognized their existence in the Koran. Allah created them of smokeless flame, whereas he made man and angels of clay and light; they are

"Responsible and sober-minded Americans of all religious faiths, in all areas of our land," said the bishops, must...

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