Morocco's Gentle War On Terror

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INSPIRED: Morocco's female preachers say they take their cue from the Prophet Muhammad's strong, opinionated wives

The three teenage girls sniffing glue in the back of the bus must have thought the fumes had melted their brains. Here they were in the North African kingdom of Morocco, riding into a slum in the town of Salé. Yet as they peered through the window of the bus, they could see a giant poster on the side of a house, featuring a leering Saddam Hussein holding a rifle. Stranger sights lay ahead: as the bus rounded a corner, the street was full of Iraqis and American soldiers in Humvees.

"They're filming a movie. We're supposed to...

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