Transjordan Charges Mufti Stirs Revolt

“AMAZING ALLEGATIONS” AGAINST THE ARAB GRAND MUFTI OF JERUSALEM, WHICH “MAY PRECIPITATE CIVIL WAR AMONG THE ARABS THROUGHOUT THE NEAR EAST,” ARE REPORTED TODAY IN A DISPATCH TO THE DAILY HERALD FROM JERUSALEM.

THE CHARGES, THE HERALD SAYS, ARE CONTAINED IN A LETTER WRITTEN TO THE MUFTI BY PREMIER IBRAHIM HASHEM OF TRANSJORDAN. THE LETTER ACCUSES THE MUFTI OF STIRRING UP REVOLT AGAINST EMIR ABDULLAH AND STERNLY WARNS THAT ALL HIS ACTIVITIES ARE KNOWN AND THAT HIS PLOTTING MUST CEASE FORTHWITH.

“HASHEM DECLARES HE HAS INCONTROVERTIBLE EVIDENCE THAT THE MUFTI IS STIRRING UP DISAFFECTION AMONG TRANSJORDAN BEDOUINS, SHEIKS AND TOWNSPEOPLE,” THE HERALD DISPATCH SAYS, “DISTRIBUTING HUGE SUMS TO BRIBE TRANSJORDANIANS INTO REVOLTING, AND ALSO PLOTTING VIOLENCE.”

(THE MUFTI HAS BEEN THE LEADER OF A STRONG ARAB FACTION OPPOSING PARTITION. ADHERENTS OF EMIR ABDULLAH HAVE FAVORED PARTITION, EXPECTING THAT THE ARAB PORTION OF THE COUNTRY IS TO BE TURNED OVER TO ABDULLAH TO RULE).

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