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    THE WORLD MUSLIM CONGRESS HELD ITS CLOSING SESSION IN THE SOMALI CAPITAL ON SUNDAY. THE?

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    THE WORLD MUSLIM CONGRESS HELD ITS CLOSING SESSION IN THE SOMALI CAPITAL ON SUNDAY. THE CONGRESS PASSED A NUMBER OF RESOLUTIONS ON FOREIGN QUESTIONS AND RE-ELECTED THE GRAND MUFTI AS PRESIDENT.

    AMONG THE RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT THE CONGRESS WAS AN APPEAL TO THE LEADERS OF INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA TO SEEK AN AMICABLE SOLUTION, DEPLORING THE STRIFE BETWEEN TWO MUSLIM NATIONS. IT ALSO DEPLORED THE FIGHTING IN THE YEMEN, FROM WHICH, IT SAID, ONLY THE ENEMIES OF ISLAM PROFITED.

    ON PALESTINE, THE CONGRESS REQUESTED WEST GERMANY "TO DESIST FROM AIDING THE ZIONIST OCCUPATION AUTHORITIES UNDER THE MANTLE OF REPARATIONS."
    THE CONGRESS CALLED ON ALL MUSLIM STATES, ESPECIALLY AFRICAN STATES, TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL. OTHER RESOLUTIONS DENOUNCED COLONIALISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, SUPPORTED THE BANNING OF ALL NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND APPEALED TO THE NUCLEAR POWERS TO USE THEIR SCIENTIFIC POWERS FOR HUMAN WELFARE.

    ANOTHER RESOLUTION ATTACKED FRANCE, ACCUSING HER OF "OPPRESSIVE, TERRORIST, AND IMPERIALIST RULE" IN FRENCH SOMALILAND AND OF SUPPRESSING NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENTS. THE CONGRESS APPEALED TO FRANCE TO GRANT THE FRENCH SOMALI PEOPLE INDEPENDENCE OR THE RIGHT TO JOIN SOMALIA.

    THE GRAND MUFTI OF JERUSALEM, MOHAMED AMIN AL HUSSEINI, PRESIDENT OF THE CONGRESS, WAS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT AND THE NORTHERN NIGERIAN PRIME MINISTER, SIR AHMADU BELLO, WHO DID NOT ATTEND THE CONGRESS, VICE-PRESIDENT. PROFESSOR INAMULLAH KHAN WAS RE-ELECTED SECRETARY-GENERAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACAH9497JDPIUPX1BKVREJ98LL
    Media URN:
    VLVACAH9497JDPIUPX1BKVREJ98LL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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