PALESTINE: Fatal Fatwa

From Jerusalem last week the New York Times Correspondent Joseph M. Levy cabled the text of the fatwa by which Iraq Moslem leaders last fortnight decreed a jihad (Holy War) against Britons and Jews in Palestine (TIME, Aug. 22):

"In the name of Allah, the Merciful!

"Allah said in His holy Koran, 'Let those emerge as a nation who evoke goodness and refrain from evil!' Allah also said, 'Harken unto Allah, ye faithful, and to His messenger when he calls upon you!' "Know ye, all ye Moslems, that a jihad is your sacred duty for the glory of the word...

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