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The Moslem World: A History Of America’S Earliest Islamic Newspaper And Its Successors, Brent D. Singleton Aug 2007

The Moslem World: A History Of America’S Earliest Islamic Newspaper And Its Successors, Brent D. Singleton

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In the spring of 1893, The Moslem World debuted as America's first Islamic publication. The paper was to be the centerpiece in Mohammed Alexander Russell Webb's Indian backed American Islamic Propaganda mission to the United States. Despite near unanimous praise from critics with regard to the printing quality of the paper, there was a mixed reaction to the paper's contents and Webb's scheme in general. The paper was only published for seven issues before financial shortfalls from India doomed the ambitious publication. As well, internal strife within Webb's movement hampered efforts to regain the necessary ...