Religion: Allah Is Allah

The Soviet Union Government, which two months ago resuscitated the Russian Orthodox Church (TIME, Sept. 13), last week bowed toward Mecca. Though the Bolsheviks have carried on an unflagging struggle with the more pious believers among their Mohammedan citizens, a Moslem congress has been convened at Tashkent, capital of the Soviet Republic of Uzbek. The congress chose as leader of Russia's Mohammedans 82-year-old Ichan Babachan Abdumadchiktchanow. It also called upon all Mohammedans in the Uzbek, Tajik, Turkomen, Kirghiz and Kazak Soviet Socialist Republics to "wage a merciless fight against the German usurpers."

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