Maybe They’d Chill Out

…if they could loosen up.

Predominantly Muslim Pakistan, where most people are banned from drinking alcohol, is set to get a domestically produced, 20-year-old single malt whisky, an official at the company making the drink said Wednesday.
The malt whisky is due to go on sale in July to non-Muslims and its makers are not expecting huge sales.
“There is also a ban on export of alcoholic beverages abroad so this whisky will only be available to a few in Pakistan,” said Mohammad Javed, general manager at the Murree Brewery.

I give that factory about a week and a half before barrels go up in flames.
And is THIS the kind of religious mollycoddling/appeasement we have to look forward to, once Islamic cab drivers get their way?

…Muslims, who make up the vast majority of Pakistan’s more than 150 million people, have been banned from drinking alcohol in the country since 1977.
Until then, alcohol was legally available for Muslims in bars and restaurants but then prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who is said to have enjoyed an occasional drink, imposed the ban to shore up support from Islamists.

Oh, in a pig’s eye!
Throttle your bottle and shout:

“Hell NO, we won’t let go!!”

3 Responses to “Maybe They’d Chill Out”

  1. John says:

    “I give that factory about a week and a half before barrels go up in flames.”
    I hardly think the distillery is in Waziristan. Most Pakistanis take a more, ah, relaxed attitude towards religion than do the tribes on the Afghan border.

  2. Dan Collins says:

    People underestimate the Pakistanis. They can make a 20-year-old scotch in 6 months!

  3. Timothy McVeigh says:

    Ever heard of “Prohibition” ?
    Its an American invention…

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