The more things change. . .
And he send delegations around to check out the religions of his neighbors because no one will take him seriously if he stays a pagan.
The crew that goes to check on Islam decides to visit the conveniently located Volga Bulgars, and according to the Russian Primary Chronicle, their report was summarized as,
"When we journeyed among the Bulgarians, we beheld how they worship in their temple, called a mosque, while they stand ungirt. The Bulgarian bows, sits down, looks hither and thither like one possessed, and there is no happiness among them, but instead only sorrow and a dreadful stench. Their religion is not good."
I can't speak to NO happiness, but the dreadful stench persists. . .
I'm so sick of this country.