Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Vice Intolerance Spreading in Iraq
Attacks on alcohol sellers in Iraq continue, and if anything, it looks as if the hate is growing:
"Iraqis say al-Sadr and his followers are carrying out the anti-alcohol drive to garner support ahead of elections scheduled for January. Along with printed warnings plastered on shop doors, al-Sadr’s group is reportedly circulating leaflets banning the sale or purchase of alcohol, CDs, or pornography."
Vice Squad has been tracking attacks on Iraqi alcohol sellers; for instance, in this post last week and this post in February.