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Islam / Mecca Pilgrimage #415353

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 14, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Gayle Young) The fast-growing religion of Islam examined; scenes shown from Suez, Egypt, where devout Muslims are planning to make the pilgrimage (called the Haj) to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. [Pilgrim Hussein Suleiman HUSSEIN - (thru translator) comments on the trip.] The five duties required in Islam outlined: belief in one god, daily prayer, charity, fasting and making the Haj. [Al-Azhar University Sheikh Sayid TANTAWI (thru translator), American University-Cairo Waleed KAZZIHA - describe the nature of the Islam religion.] The trend toward Islamic fundamentalism and its impact on the West noted.

Shaw, Bernard;
Young, Gayle

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