Agadir - Long ago, in 1976 on the Apache Indian reservation in White River, Arizona we (Foreign exchange students in the US) were to spend a fortnight within Apache Indian tribal society and culture. During our pre-departure orientation, we had a briefing in which we learnt among other things Apache Indians did not tolerate under any circumstances that foreigners take photos of them. They regarded the act as very unfriendly. When somebody takes a photo of an Apache Indian, according to their belief, the person is indulging in a potentially dangerous act of “soul destruction” of the person being photographed.

Mohamed El Hassan Abou El Fadel is Morocco World News contributor and co-editor