Middle East: Islamic Fervor

Fundamentalism on campus

"In the name of God, this is our starting point." So proclaimed the large, white handbills attached last week to walls, bulletin boards and trees on the campus of Bir Zeit University in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The message continued:' "The Islamic trend should be permitted to spread, particularly in Palestine. The Communists and the troublemakers, the enemies of Islam, have made many attempts to disturb our active life at the university." The spokesmen of the "Islamic trend" were identified at the bottom of the page as the Islamic-controlled student...

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