"Mahometan liberal movement", founded by the Bab, noted immigrating to the US.
MAHOMETANS 'of liberal views, persecuted in Syria, are ituuiigrating to eral movement was begun in Persia about thirty years ago by the person known- as Bab. - Setting out, like Spinoza, ; wSth the idea ot the absolute power of flod, this preacher gravitated to a sort of pantheism - thotf -eouM- 1>f- lift existence than that of the Deity, variously variously modified by the exercise of his own will, which, though free from all external influences, influences, expresses the law of his transceu-' dent nature. The cultivation • of-natural science, the alx>Htion~of. polygamy, the institution of republican, or representative fiovernuieut, as'a protection against- ty- rany, were among the cohsequen"c~es~ deduced deduced from his first principleSj Thus the authority of Mahomet became secondary to thiit of reason. The Persian government government of 1854 put dowh the sect by a dreadful dreadful persecution. It has, however, revived, and is making steady progress in Arabia, Persia. Turkey, and the Barbary-States.