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March 15, 1948 Support for Jihad by Pakistani Moslem Leaders

Mufti of JerusalemJihad Urged on Pakistan, Mufti Wants Moslem Leaders to Back War in Palestine.”

NEW DELHI, India– Several Moslem leaders of Pakistan were reported tonight to have expressed sympathy and support for an Arab jihad (holy war) in Palestine.

The report was carried in the newspaper The Statesman in a dispatch from its correspondent in Peshawar.

The account said that a letter inviting Moslems of the Indian subcontinent to join the Palestine war was received by the Premier of the North-West Frontier Province from the exiled Mufti of Jerusalem.

Emissaries of the Mufti are understood to have carried similar letters for the Governor General of Pakistan, the Premier of Sind Province and the Premier of West Punjab Province.

Source: New York Times, AP.  March 16, 1948.

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