Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lebanon: Liquor store bombed, no injuries

Alcohol is haram, or forbidden in Islam.  Lebanon is still a "secular" Muslim country, and there are bars and liquor stores in the country.  Most of the time it is not a problem, except in the areas "...with a Muslim majority population."

From ANSAmed January 12

Lebanon:Shop selling alcohol bombed in Shiite-majority south

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, JANUARY 12 - A bomb was blown up by unidentified individuals last night at a alcoholic beverages shop in southern Lebanon, the latest in a series of this sort of attack - for which no one has claimed responsibility - in an area with a Shiite Muslim-majority population. 

Reports were from the Lebanese news agency NNA. The explosion - which occurred in Sarafand, about 50 kilometres south of Beirut - severely damaged the shop targeted and, to a lesser degree, surrounding ones as well. However, no one was hurt. In multi-confessional Lebanon, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is legal and tolerated in many areas, but not in some with a Muslim majority population.

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