Unformatted text preview: Correspondence (July 1915-March 1916), an exchange of ten letters that lie at the root of an immense controversy whether Britain pledged to support an independent Arab state and then reneged on the pledge. The Great Arab Revolt On June 10, 1916 the Great Arab Revolt was launched when an Arab and British army of up to 70,000 men moved against Ottoman forces. Sherif Hussein tried to appeal to cause of Islamic solidarity. Tried to portray his action as a duty to Islam and called on all Muslims to depose the atheistic CUP. Did not attack the caliph! Called on Muslims to rise up and liberate the caliph from the clutches of the CUP....
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- Spring '10
- Islam, Great Arab Revolt, Sherif Hussein