Vice Squad
Monday, September 17, 2007
Alcohol Selling in Iraq

The trouble for alcohol sellers in Iraq began in the aftermath of the first Gulf War, but the fatal violence is a product of Gulf War II. Last week saw buyers stocking up, as alcohol sellers are shuttered during Ramadan. The buyers tend to be Muslims, but the selling is restricted, well, to those who are allowed by religious law (though not always tolerated by thugs): Christians and Yazidis. The AP has more.

Thanks to Alcohol and Drugs History Society for the pointer. Vice Squad last checked in with Iraq's beleaguered alcohol sellers when they were being banned from the airport.

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