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THE MOSLEM MENACE.
Otago Witness , Issue 2797, 23 October 1907, Page 78
SOME FACTS ABOUT THE SENUSSIAhttp://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=OW19071023.2.252.1
"The next 20 years will see Europe struggling in the throes of an African war against forces so great that at the end it is unlikely to a degree that a single white man remains in Africa," says Captain H. A. Wilson, in a very striking and informative article on "The Moslem Menace" in the Nineteenth Century for September.
"Nor am I alone in this belief," he adds. "I have quoted Dr. Carl Peters to this effect... visible signs of the deep and powerful undercurrent hatred of discontent and hatred which is even now sweeping over the African continent.
local grievances... This is what the Senussia bids fair to accomplish ; that is to say, by uniting a common blaze of revolt throughout African Islam, to kindle the entire Dark Continent.
- Origin of the Senussia -
Who, then, are these Senussia who have such terrific force and power in their hande? They form one of the principal organisations for the propagation of Pan-Islamism...
- Senussi Doctrines -
"The sect was founded in 1835 by Sindi Mahomed bin Ali e Senussia, otherwise known as Sheikh Senussi, an Algerian Arab born near Mostaganem towards the end of the Turkish dominion. A lineal descendant of the prophet Mahomed, he first gained reputation for sanctity at Fez. He then proceeded to Mecca, where he commenced preaching. However, his success, which was remarkably rapid, caused great local jealousy, and he had perforce to fly to Egypt. He started a zawia or monastery at Alexandria, but being excommunicated by the Sheikh el Islam at Cairo, he was again compelled to seek safety in flight. This time he fled across the Lybian desert to Jebel el Akhbar, near Benghazi on the north coast, where he again established a zawia, and in a short time had obtained a considerable following. There he lived and preached, and died in 1856 or 1860, having firmly established the Senussia sect. He was succeeded by his son Mahomed.
"The doctrine preached by the Sheikh Senussi, and which still comprises the doctrines and aims of the disciples, was as follows: To free the Mahommedan religion from the many abuses which have crept into it. To restore, under one universal leader, the former purity of faith. Finally, and more especially, to free all Moslem countries, more particularly those in Africa, from the dominion of the infidel; to which end undying hostility to every Kafir is enjoined. This last object, viz. to free Moslem countries from the rule of the infidels, is the primary object of their desire, without the fulfilment of which, indeed, the remainder of the task would be almost impossible to attain. It is to be accomplished by a universal Jehad, or holy war, after which Islam inder a general leader--presumaby the then ruling Senussi sheikh--is to be cleansed and purified, and to return to its former austerity and vigour of faith.
"So rapid was the growth of the Senussia, that in 1887 there were known to be over 120 zawias in existence, distributed over almost every Mahmmedan country.
... there is no doubt that the policy inaugurated by Mahomed is being vigorously developed by his successor along precisely the same lines.
"At the present moment over all the British possessions on the East and West Coast of Africa and, of course, in Egypt and the Soudan the most determined efforts are being made to enlist into membership all the Mahommedan troops...
"The Sheikh Senussi is at present at Tunis Khuddera engaged in organising a movement for a general Mahommedan rising throughout Africa. He has agents throughout North and West Africa, and his agents have reached East Africa, and are emlisting the Mahommedans there in the cause....
"In Barbary, the Sahara, and in fact all Northern Africa, Senussism penetrates the whole of Islam. It is firmly established in Egypt, the Sudan, Somaliland, Arabia. It is firmly established in Egypt, the Sudan, Somaliland, Arabia, Abyssinia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Turkey, Uganda, Zanzibar, and the East and West Coasts of Africa. The following towns and districts are hotbeds: El Aghowat, Oran, Algiers, Twat, Insala, Timbuctoo, Senegal, Tripoli, Tunis, Jarabud, and Benghazi. From all these places emissaries in hundreds sally forth to preach the Jehad to the faithful." So far Captain Wilson.
A Senussi writes to the Spectator... Saleb El Khalidi... He declares that the Senussi believe that Sidi Mahmoed, the son of the founder, is not dead, but will shortly appear at the head of a great army to wage the Holy War... pan-Islamism... Barbarism and a clinging to ancient ideas will but hasten the end and bring complete disaster... the Senuoussi posses an actual political organisation, that they are well posted as to all movements, that they have a very considerable supply of magazine rifles, and that they are aided in their crusade by the heads of the Moslem States."
Mahomed, the second sheikh, was declared by his father on his deathbed to be the long expected Mahdi, whose advent had been prophesied by the original founder of the Mahommedan faith. The prophesy declares that a great Mahdi will...[p. 383]
...courage; in pluck, endurance, and daring they have been triedseverely triedand they have not been found wanting. But what I maintain is this, that they, like any other warlike and manly race, would infinitely prefer - and is it unnatural ? - the rule of one of their own faith, race, and colour to that of a white-skinned infidel from another continent, whose every idea differs so radically from their own. The inference is...http://books.google.com/books?id=V_RXAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA380&lpg=PA380
The Geographical journal: Volume 16 - Page 124 - Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) - O. J. R. Howarth, Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), 1900
Egypt- The Senussi. Nineteenth Century 47 (1900): 400-412. Threlfall. Senussi and his threatened Holy War : a Warning. By T. R. Threlfall. Account of the origin of the Senussi sect, and forecast of the probable schemes of the present leader.http://books.google.com/books?id=_DAMAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124
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I thought everyone knew that..
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