From the September 1979 magazine.

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The Islamic revival now gripping wide areas of the Middle East has brought in its wake strict bans on alcohol and drugs. Drinking and drug-taking had previously been tolerated as little more than bad habits.

Most fervent in the crusade has been the Pakistani leader General Zia ul-Haq. The criminal and civil laws were changed to conform with the Sharia--the Islamic code of justice...

-- Sean Milmo