After ‘White Supremacy’ and ‘Compassionate Conservatism’, the phrase ‘alcohol in moderation’ is perhaps the greatest oxymoron known to personkind. Whilst some may not recognise the contradiction in this juxtaposition, the truth, as the UK Chief Medical Officer reminded us in 2016, is that there is no ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption.
Rigorous scientific tests by accredited scientists have all shown that regular drinking wreaks utter bodily destruction. Just some of the diseases known to be caused by alcohol include cancer, heart disease, fatty liver disease, hepatitis, cirrhosis, obesity, flu, the common cold, and diabetes. Alcohol consumption is also responsible for societal breakdown, loss of productivity, and acting as a powerful ‘relaxant’ which prevents non-progressives from engaging in social justice issues.
Despite the strong recommendation for drinkers to cut back their consumption of alcohol to no more than 14 units a week, the words of warning have largely fallen on deaf ears. Worse still, powerful lobbies like the drink industry work tirelessly to persuade our nation’s youth that drinking is somehow ‘cool’, glamorous and even sexy.
Whilst we have cited health and social justice issues as key reasons for avoiding alcohol, we have so far left out the most pressing argument so far: alcohol is forbidden by the Koran and is haram. A nation which purports to welcome Muslim immigrants and refugees is doing precisely the opposite when it fails to adapt itself to their customs.
Former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, was well aware of the importance of a country ensuring that ‘there’s something worth integrating into’. How can we expect a multicultural society to function harmoniously if restaurants and shops in areas where Muslims live blatantly sell alcohol? Regrettably, since laws in the United States, United Kingdom and elsewhere continue to allow the sale and purchase of alcohol, it is often left to Muslims themselves to lead the protests.
“Not for the first time, I found myself thinking that it is mainstream Britain which needs to integrate more with the British Asian way of life, not the other way around.” David Cameron, Former UK prime minister
We recall one recent incident in the Brick Lane area of London where a brave Muslim preacher, Anjem Choudary, demanded action against local shopkeepers. He suggested (note: in full compliance with Sharia Law) that shop owners who continued to sell their ‘evil products’ should be given 40 lashes.
Unfortunately, since Sharia Law is not yet formalised in the United States (although it increasingly is in the United Kingdom), grievances such as Choudary are left unaddressed and thus lead to a fractured society.
It seems to us that a new prohibition is needed urgently. Pick any reason you like: health, society, business productivity, community harmony. The last prohibition failed largely because it was not enforced sufficiently. We believe that, were a new prohibition to be introduced, our Muslim citizens will be our ‘eyes and ears’ and will swiftly report any transgressions to the authorities.