1913 Immigration Bill aimed at Muslims
IMMIGRATION BILL WOULD BAR ALL MOHAMMEDANS Turkish Embassy Calls Attention of Secretary of State To Section Touching Polygamy. Washington, Feb. 11. The attention of Secretary of State Knox has been drawn by the Ottoman Embassy to Section 3 of the Burnett-Dillingham Immigration Bill, which would prohibit the entry Into the United States of "all polygamlsts, or persons who admit their belief In the practice of polygamy." Should the bill become a law including this provision it would affect the entire Mohammedan world, Including the Turkish nation, and the Turkish Emhassy 'here has brought the matter before Secretary .Knox, alleging that it would cause-grave injury, not only to the liberty of conscience recognized by civilized nations, but also to the dignity and religious sentiments of the Mussulman peoples.