SPAIN: In the Riff

One Muley-el-Hassan, aged 16, was proclaimed Caliph* of Spanish Morocco, last week.

The fact that he is "37th in descent from Fatima, daughter of the true Prophet," secured him the office. He was installed at the Great Mosque of Tetnan, and three days of rejoicing followed. Technically he is to exercise "temporal and spiritual authority" in the Caliphate. Actually, of course, Spain will pull most of the temporal springs.

*Literally "Successor", (usually) of Mohammed. In the Koran the term is applied to Adam, as "viceregent of God."


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