“I have in my veins the same blood that runs in the veins of Lord Reading, who once sent me to prison. I am a Semite. He is not converted from Zionism, neither can I be converted from Islam. My answer holds.”
Thus spoke Muhammad Ali, spokesman for the Indian Mohammedans at the Indian round table conference in London, Wednesday, according to a cable in yesterday’s New York Times. Lord Reading is the famous viceroy of India.
The Times also reports that the Moslem delegates to the conference are in the receipt of cablegrams from their coreligionists of All-India Moslem Conference at Lucknow, voicing sympathy with the Palestine Arabs in their controversy with the Jews and pledging the support of all Indian Mohammedans. The Times correspondent says the Moslem delegates in London are sincerely concerned in this matter but have been urged not to prejudice their case for India now by any formal activity which might add to the British government’s difficulties in Palestine.