MOROCCO: Taming the Tribes

For centuries the fierce Berber tribes, sons of Ham, have been the scourge of Morocco. Time and again they have come galloping down from the Atlas Mountains to loot and rape. Because the French have not hesitated to use them for "pacifying" rebellious villages, they were always a threat to the Moroccan independence movement. One exception were the Tafilalet Berbers, led by Chief Addi ou Bihi, who sided with exiled Sultan Mohammed ben Youssef. When Ben Youssef was restored to the throne in 1955 to become the first Sultan of Free Morocco,...

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