HC Deb 05 May 1915 vol 71 cc1091-2
11. Colonel YATE

asked whether, considering the importance which Mussulman communities attach to the future of the Khalifat and the intense regard and veneration which they have for that high spiritual office, His Majesty's Government can give an assurance that they have no intention of interfering in any way directly or indirectly with the Khalifat, this being purely a religious question concerning Moslems themselves?


His Majesty's Government are well aware of the feeling for the-Khalifat entertained by Moslem communities as stated in the question. His Majesty's Government intend to respect this feeling in every way, and regard the question of the Khalifat as one that solely concerns Moslems, and that must, therefore, be decided by Moslems themselves without interference.