Skip to comments.Chechnya says energy drinks are un-Islamic and imposes sales ban
Posted on 07/28/2011 10:25:10 PM PDT by americanophile
Chechnya is to ban the sale of energy drinks such as Red Bull to under 18s, saying they are un-Islamic and dangerous, health officials said on Monday.
The ban would be the latest restriction from authorities in Chechnya, where shops can only sell alcohol during a small morning time frame, restaurants and cafes are shut during the Ramadan fasting month, and women must wear headscarves in state buildings.
"Energy drinks are comparable to beer," the deputy minister of health, Rukman Bartiyev, said, adding that they were harmful to health.
The proposed ban was met with praise from the more conservative sectors of society, but angered ordinary Chechens who are growing increasingly frustrated at laws that only apply to Chechnya and sometimes contradict the Russian constitution.
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“Red bull is Unislamic”
Much better to be lopping off heads. /S
The best way to quiet a country is a good thrashing, followed by great kindness afterwards. Even the wildest chaps are thus tamed. Sir Charles Napier
Every where you find them, you have trouble. Without exception.
Unislam?, what's wrong with the term "single strike" or "one punch"
That picture is me WITHOUT caffeine.
Oh well, back to chewing khat.
“...where shops can only sell alcohol during a small morning time frame...”
Huh? So Red Bull is banned but alcohol is just restricted by the Islimes? Got hypocrisy?
Oh, banned to under 18. It’s early.
LOL. You can ban red bull and force burqa there but banning alcohol is too far against Russian constitution.
They federal Russian government will soon recognize the barbarian nature of islamism stealing the sacred right to get boozed to death from citizens.
They’ll send troops AGAIN to demolish mosques and hang imams from the poles for that awful crime against liberty. /s