Prohibition on the march

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 07:54 am

The war on pork now extends to a war on booze:

Masked gunmen stormed into a club for United Nations workers in Gaza City on Sunday and blew up the drinking hall …

Gunmen burst into the U.N. club, one of the few places that alcohol is served in conservative Muslim Gaza. It had been closed for the day. The attackers tied up the security guard and struck him with gun butts.

“The club has been there for 50 years,” said one U.N. security worker. “This is the first time anything like this has happened.”

Interesting that the bar was attacked on a day when it was closed. An earlier attack by Middle Eastern anti-alcohol activists—in Bahrain—took place when the selected venue was open, resulting in a deserved implement insertion:

One diner managed to wrest a knife away from the Islamists and stabbed one with it, causing him severe injuries, a witness said.

And people say drinking is harmful. Trying to stop it is evidently worse.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/01/2006 at 10:56 AM
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