Religion: Militant Moslems

"In heaven there is Allah," goes a popular saying in Moslem Egypt, "and on earth Nasser." The God of Islam and Egypt's dictator make a prosperous team. Today the faith of Mohammed is spreading rapidly across Africa, and with it spreads the dream of a Pan-Islamic political empire under Gamal Abdel Nasser. Both dreams are being propagated by one of the world's most energetic missionary forces: the Supreme Islamic Council, a smooth-running religious organization controlled by the Egyptian government.

With 430 million adherents, Islam remains a poor second in size to Christianity among the world's great religions. But not since the...

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