Pious Afghans rejoiced last week as their new king, Nadir, "the Afghan George Washington" (TIME, Oct. 21). re-established prohibition in harmony with the holy commandment of the Koran: God declareth unto you his signs, that ye may give thanks. 0 true believers, surely wine, and lots, and images, and diving arrows, are an abomination of the work of Satan; therefore avoid them, that you may prosper.

Detestable and impious to all right-thinking Moslems were the wines, spirits and liqueurs introduced by "progressive" ex-King Amanullah, who...

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