MOROCCO: Out Goes the Sultan

In the furnacelike heat of the North African summer, the Moslem holy day of Aid el Kebir rolled around. On that day the heads of Moslem families sacrifice a ram in memory of Abraham's sacrifice of a male sheep in place of his son Ishmael, ancestor of all Arabs. One ram, the most important of all, is ceremoniously knifed by the Sultan, who is regarded by the Arabs and Berbers of French Morocco as their spiritual and temporal sovereign. On Aid el Kebir last week, the knife was wielded not by Sidi Mohammed...

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