Parliament Iraq votes for abstaining from alcohol

Parliament Iraq votes for abstaining from alcohol

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The Iraqi parliament in Baghdad has late on Saturday night for a ban on the import, production and sale of alcoholic beverages voted.

Proponents of the ban consider the availability of alcohol as a onislamitisch and inconsistent with the constitution of the country.

Ammar Toma, one of the parliamentarians who are for the ban agreed, pointing out that the constitution prescribes that “no law may be instituted which is contrary to the principles of islam,” according to the BBC.

Opponents, including christians, find in turn that a ban infringes on their right to religious freedom, as enshrined in the constitution. They say the ban want to challenge it in court.

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