Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcoholThe ban was a lastminute addition to a draft law on municipalities that caught the antiban camp AFP  BAGHDAD Published OnOctober 23 2016 256 PmIraqs parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale import and production of alcohol in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution which prohibits any law contradicting But some opponents argue that it also violates the same constitution which guarantees the traditions of religious

Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol
The ban was a last-minute addition to a draft law on municipalities that caught the anti-ban camp flat-footed.
BY: AFP | BAGHDAD |
Published On:October 23, 2016 2:56 Pm
Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting Islam. But some opponents argue that it also violates the same constitution which guarantees the traditions of religious minorities.

2016-10-23 16:02:52 by sundu

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