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Death of Mohamed Ali Indian Moslem Leader and Prominent Supporter of Palestine Arab Cause

Maulana Mohamed Ali, one of the two famous Ali brothers, who was representing British India at the Round Table Conference, and was the head of the Indian Caliphate movement, has died in London. He was critically ill for several weeks. When he spoke last November at the meeting on Palestine policy held in London on the eve of the Palestine debate in the House of Commons, with Mr. Jemal Husseini, Secretary of the Palestine Arab Executive, Lord Islington and others among the speakers, he announced to the gathering: I am a dying man, adding that he had undertaken the long journey to London although he knew he would probably never go back to India, because he wanted to do all he could for his country.

We Moslems, he said in the course of his speech, number one-quarter of the whole of humanity. Do you want to eat this number against the forty million of the British people that talk of the Balfour Declaration?

In declaring that he stood solidly together with the Palestine Arabs in their opposition to the Jews in Palestine, Mohamed Ali added, however, that he was no enemy of the Jews, have no prejudice against the Jews, he said. At one time I lived in London for four years with relatives of the late Chief Rabbi, Dr. Adler, and the late Israel Zangwill was one of my friends.

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