A friend of mine worked for Medecins Sans Frontiers in Afghanistan during the Taliban period. I got an email from him soon after he returned from some R&R in Thailand, where the tourist authority describes the country as 'the land of smiles'. By comparison he said, Afghanistan is the land of miserable old bastards with beards. He was constantly getting stopped by the religious police for not having a beard himself, but was always allowed to go when his intepreter explained that he was an infidel.
Originally Posted by mrcallow