• Short Summary

    FOUR-THOUSAND MUSLIMS LEFT ALGIERS, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), ON A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY SHRINES OF MECCA.?

  • Description

    FOUR-THOUSAND MUSLIMS LEFT ALGIERS, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), ON A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY SHRINES OF MECCA. THEY SAILED IN THE GREEK SHIP, "HENRIETTA LATSI".

    MEN AND WOMEN, MOST OF THEM ELDERLY, FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, LEFT ALGIERS -- MOST OF THEM FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR LIVES -- TO MAKE THE ADVENTUROUS PILGRIMAGE TO THE SACRED CENTRE OF ISLAM. ON A PILGRIMAGE SUCH AS THIS, THERE ARE NO RACIAL, SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC BARRIERS -- ALL ARE UNITED IN THEIR FAITH AND RELIGION.

    IN MANY CASES, THE PILGRIM LEFT AS THE SINGLE REPRESENTATIVE OF A FAMILY OR VILLAGE GROUP, THEIR COMMON FINANCIAL RESOURCES HAVING BEEN POOLED TO GIVE AT LEAST ONE OF THEIR NUMBER AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE HOLY LAND.

    RELATIVES AND FRIENDS CROWDED THE DOCK AREA TO SEE THE PILGRIMS SAIL AWAY. MANY OF THE PILGRIMS HAD SPECIAL VESSELS IN WHICH THEY WILL CARRY HOLY WATER WHEN THEY RETURN TO ALGERIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6Q931RZSRJZQBXC53EJ7ROCWB
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Q931RZSRJZQBXC53EJ7ROCWB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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