After our Peace Corps time in Tonga, Meg and I spent seven months taking the long way home across Asia. We spent three weeks in Afghanistan in late April/early May of 1970. The people were kind and courteous and respectful and we felt welcomed. In the cities, we saw many professional women, generally not wearing burquas. From what we could tell, the Afghans were moderate in their practice of Islam. Sadly the invasion by the Soviet Union started the long downfall of this people into the control of a minority fanatic Islamists. Their religion has be terribly distorted and there will be nothing but terror and suffering for the innocent.