You can place this in the category of “completion of the Islamization project”, it’s what the Egyptian government did with the senseless slaughter of all of Cairo’s pigs that the Christian community made a living from. The Turkish AKP has been responsible in closing down almost all of Turkey’s slaughter houses for pork, in an attempt to make the whole country halal compliant, and the minorities be damned.
NOTE: The Finnish government is notorious for using “alcohol politics” to feather its own nest, (increase in taxes), but since the same politicians drink booze, they don’t want to kill the goose that lays the golden egg. In Turkey, that goose is increasingly being seen as soon going halal.
TURKEY RAISING MASSIVE TAXES ON ALCOHOL
Turkey’s Islamist-rooted conservative government introduced another 30% tax hike on alcohol in late October, drawing protests from drinkers, cafe owners and beverage producers.
The price of alcoholic beverages has shot up 129% since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power eight years ago. By contrast, the Consumer Price Index rose 79% during the same period.
A one-litre bottle of raki now costs about $35. That’s a lot to pay in a country where the minimum annual wage is around $400 and the average monthly income is around $1000. More and more Turks are opting for beer and wine, which are cheaper than the traditional raki.
Ah, to live life without sharia law breathing down your neck. If the cult of Islam no longer enforced its membership through intimidation, people would leave it in droves. KGS
Saudi authorities will take a Turkish businessman to Shariah court after he was apprehended with a bottle of whisky at Medina airport, the businessman’s son said.The businessman, named as Nurettin Öztürk, is reportedly from the Central Anatolian city of Kayseri. He was traveling to Mecca in early March on a religious pilgrimage, his son Ersin said.The man bought the bottle in a shop at Istanbul Atatürk Airport to take to a friend in Turkey, the son said adding that he will soon appear in a Medina court.Öztürk could face whipping and a short jail term for the offense.Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in Saudi Arabia, which is ruled according to Islamic Shariah law.
H/T: The Baron