posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 05:33 AM
A news report (below) details how, under the new Iraqi government, liquor stores have been attacked by RPG wielding, teetotaling, terrorists. One
owner is considering going into a safer line of work; he heard about a coalition translator position that had just opened up.
However, most Iraqis blame the local Shi'a groups, like the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq or SCIRI, for the attacks on Iraq's
natural alcohol resources.
However, Ahmed Ali al-Khafji, a senior SCIRI official, has condemned these attacks as an attack on the very future (albeit inebriated) of Iraq.
On the other hand, he does go on to say "when we want people to do something, first of all, we preach to them. And as [far as] I know, there has been
no fatwa about doing such things [like attacking liquor stores]."
I'll drink to that.
Liquor Store Attacks May Underscore Rising Islamic