Religion: Moslems v. Billy

"The man with his skin peeled off," as some astonished back-country Nigerians called White Man Billy Graham, pressed on with his African crusade last week. Everywhere, he drew huge crowds and impressive numbers of "decisions for Christ." In Lagos, the Nigerian capital, Graham spoke to crowds as big as 100,000, with nearly 2,000 coming forward to make their decisions in dead silence—an awesome phenomenon in chatty, emotional Nigeria. Even Moslems turned out to hear a preacher so different from what Africa has been accustomed to. "He's an ordinary man like ourselves," said one...

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