File 'The war: German attempts to fan Islamic feeling'

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This is a file from the Political & Secret Department of the India Office. It contains a confidential note compiled by the Military Intelligence Office of the British Egypt Command on the subject of the propaganda being employed by some German officials and private individuals in the Middle East in an attempt to promote an anti-Christian spirit among Muslims.

With a large Muslim population in British India, and Britain controlling the administration of Egypt and Sudan, efforts to show Germany as the friend of Muslims was seen by German officials as a way of undermining Britain’s war effort.

Interestingly, India Office officials suggested that they thought this information on German propaganda activities could be published by the British Foreign Office in some form as anti-German propaganda.

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Register No.

4180
Minute Paper. Secret Department.


Letter from [F.O.] Dated 13} November 1915.
Rec. 15}


Date. Initials. SUBJECT.


To
Under Secretary.…… 16 Nov. [Att] The War

Secretary of State…... 17 [I.W.H.] German attempts to fan Islamic feeling

Committee…………..

Under Secretary……..

Secretary of State……


Copy to India 26 November 1915



FOR INFORMATION.

With a little editing enclo. 2 might well be published


This might be suggested [u.o. to F.0.]
They will know whether there are
objections to publication. The evidence
is largely of a hearsay order.

[ I.W.H.]
Wrote to [W. Clerk
Att
24/11]

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File 'The war: German attempts to fan Islamic feeling' from the Political & Secret Department of the India Office
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