In the Muslim world, Christians have a complicated relationship with alcohol.
Jayson Casper in Cairo
The deadliest incident faced by the persecuted church last Christmas wasn't radical Islamists. It was alcohol. Liquor mixed with aftershave killed about 50 people at Christmas parties in a Pakistani village, and sickened about 100 more. In Pakistan, as in many Muslim-majority nations where Shari'ah law forbids drinking, alcohol is closely identified with Christianity. The nation's primary alcohol producer, for example, riffs on the Bible in advertisements. continue reading >>