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Shari’a Test

September 19, 2008
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, alcohol is seized and destroyed

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, alcohol is seized and destroyed

Can you guess the country being discussed from these quotes?

“There are three countries in the world which ban the discussion of alcohol: Iran, Afghanistan and ________.”

“Today in ________, the sight of a bottle of wine has become as offensive as a picture of war or pornography.”

“_________ may be home to some of the world’s finest wines but it could be about to join the tiny club of Muslim states that forbid their promotion on the internet.”

1. United Arab Emirates
2. Saudi Arabia
3. France
4. Pakistan

The correct answer is #3, France.

Winemakers and other players in the drinks industry are fighting to avert a ban on advertising, sales and even vineyard websites that has been looming ever since a court ruled that the internet should be included in France’s strict laws regarding alcohol advertising.

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