Hands Across the Curtain

September 1955
New Republic;9/5/55, Vol. 133 Issue 10, p7
This article focuses on the Moslem communists. Moslem leaders have asserted through-out the Cold War that people of their religious faith are impervious to Communism because of the teachings of the Koran. Yet an outsider gauging a Russian threat in the Near East must recall that the Soviet Union contains several Socialist Republics which are wholly Moslem in religion, governed by Moslem Communists. The Chinese Red Army in the 1930's, 20 years before it conquered China, contained several Moslem divisions led by Moslem officers who were Communists, and all Moslem provinces in Communist China are now reportedly governed by Moslem Communists.


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