baghdad - Iraq is drained. The parliament in Baghdad late Saturday voted for a ban on the import, production and sale of alcoholic beverages. Proponents of the ban consider the availability of alcohol as un-Islamic and contrary to the constitution of the country.
Ammar Toma, one of the parliamentarians who voted for the ban, pointing out that the constitution stipulates that ' should be set no law that contradicts the principles of Islam, '' says the BBC. Opponents, including Christians, are in turn making a ban violates their right to religious freedom, as enshrined in the constitution. They say they want to challenge the ban in court.