Despite Islamic ban on drinking alcohol, Morocco's wine industr...

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Think About It

Staten Island, NY

#1 Apr 5, 2009
The wine sounds delicious. I will look for Moroccan wine at my local liquor store.
The Idaho Kid

Idaho Falls, ID

#2 Apr 5, 2009
Islam the most hypocritical of religions, they are all hypocritical, but Islam is the most hypocritical...
Alley Anklebar
Casual Observer

Kulpsville, PA

#3 Apr 5, 2009
The Idaho Kid wrote:
Islam the most hypocritical of religions, they are all hypocritical, but Islam is the most hypocritical...
Alley Anklebar
LOL, sure, name any christian who obeys even HALF of the ten commandments...
rezasantorini

Skokie, IL

#4 Apr 5, 2009
Casual Observer wrote:
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****, sure, name any christian who obeys even HALF of the ten commandments...
Again, Dumbo, this is not the issue. Many in many religions are not perfect in their practice...but in Islam breaking the Islamic laws also mean breaking the country laws.

This is not acceptable to me...

Maybe you just shouldn't be an American for you sure don't sound like one.
John

Elmont, NY

#5 Apr 5, 2009
I was in Morocco about nine years ago as part of a student tour and nightly, a group of us would embark on what we playfully described as: "The Hunt."
This consisted of canvassing every new city/town we came to with the sole purpose of finding out where we could buy some alcohol.
Understandably this was not always an easy task as some cities and towns were far more conservative than others. I remember clearly that once we'd gotten to Rabat--a fairly cosmopolitan city--it took us nearly an hour to find a shop that sold alcohol. This was mainly due to our search starting after dark when a good many shops were closed anyhow.
However, they did indeed have some "interesting" night-clubs in Morocco. Nearly all of them blaring outdated 80's tunes.
AhSalamiMeMakum

Glen Cove, NY

#7 Apr 5, 2009
And you are the son of monkeys and pigs infidel crusader.
http://tinyurl.com/cgg8bz

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#8 Apr 5, 2009
Casual Observer wrote:
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LOL, sure, name any christian who obeys even HALF of the ten commandments...
When the Islamic does something outside of his religion he points to the Christians.

That's mature.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#9 Apr 5, 2009
John wrote:
I was in Morocco about nine years ago as part of a student tour and nightly, a group of us would embark on what we playfully described as: "The Hunt."
This consisted of canvassing every new city/town we came to with the sole purpose of finding out where we could buy some alcohol.
Understandably this was not always an easy task as some cities and towns were far more conservative than others. I remember clearly that once we'd gotten to Rabat--a fairly cosmopolitan city--it took us nearly an hour to find a shop that sold alcohol. This was mainly due to our search starting after dark when a good many shops were closed anyhow.
However, they did indeed have some "interesting" night-clubs in Morocco. Nearly all of them blaring outdated 80's tunes.
No hash or opium in Islamic Morocco ?
Honch

Nesconset, NY

#10 Apr 5, 2009
I shaked my moroccos yesterday.
Morocco Mole would be proud.
Plus, Magnificent Muraco from wrestling... You don't think he would piledrive someone for doing this???

“I love my total freedom..do u?”

Since: Nov 08

Jellystone National Park.

#16 Apr 5, 2009
John wrote:
I was in Morocco about nine years ago as part of a student tour and nightly, a group of us would embark on what we playfully described as: "The Hunt."
This consisted of canvassing every new city/town we came to with the sole purpose of finding out where we could buy some alcohol.
Understandably this was not always an easy task as some cities and towns were far more conservative than others. I remember clearly that once we'd gotten to Rabat--a fairly cosmopolitan city--it took us nearly an hour to find a shop that sold alcohol. This was mainly due to our search starting after dark when a good many shops were closed anyhow.
However, they did indeed have some "interesting" night-clubs in Morocco. Nearly all of them blaring outdated 80's tunes.
It was interesting to read your post after reading the article that said ...

**Hassan, a restaurant manager, who did not provide his last name, said he wasn't allowed a license to serve alcoholic drinks because he is Muslim. "But everyone knows we serve wine with our food," he said, pointing at the restaurant's patrons, both foreign and Moroccan, sipping their wine over dinner.

Another owner in Meknes, who also requested anonymity because of his practices, said he served wine in tinted glasses, kept bottles out of sight, and told clients to say they were drinking soft drinks if questioned. "Police rarely come, and if they do they never look inside the glass," he said.**

and this ** "Morocco is a country of tolerance," said Mehdi Bouchaara, the deputy general manager at the Celliers de Meknes, the country's largest winemaker, which bottles over 85 percent of national output. "It's everybody's personal choice whether to drink or not." **

A personal choice .... guess some muslims wont agree with that statement .. Oh well
Pete

Chicago, IL

#17 Apr 5, 2009
Christianity was once a barbaric religion, but then went through the Renaissance and progressed past the dark ages. When is Islam, once the leader of civilization, going to have their Renaissance?
Count LF Chudzikiewicz

Germany

#18 Apr 5, 2009
Iran had a huge wine industry except during periods like now of Islamic Mullah (religious leaders) Rule. Yes, the Arabian Peninsula (where Arabs come from like Israelis come from ISRAEL please note) has usually been alcohol-free, but NOT SPAIN, MORROCCO, TUNISIA, IRAN, TURKEY, Pakistan yes, but not the Moslems in parts of India, China, or Russia. The Iranians and hardlines of Hezbollah are really going AGAINST the Muslim history not with it
I say

Boca Raton, FL

#20 Apr 6, 2009
AhSalamiMeMakum wrote:
And you are the son of **** and pigs infidel crusader.
http://tinyurl.com/cgg8bz
What's the matter? Your camel die, and your not getting any lovin?
disciplinarian

Watseka, IL

#21 Apr 6, 2009
Honch wrote:
I shaked my moroccos yesterday.
Morocco Mole would be proud.
Plus, Magnificent Muraco from wrestling... You don't think he would piledrive someone for doing this???
Honch,I am quite puzzled by your reply, Magnificent Muraco was not from Morroco at all, he was from Malaysia! He was truly a champion wrestler! And also could drive a cement truck when times got tough! While I would not classify him as one of the all time greats, such as Ernie (the cat )Ladd, He was still quite impressive!
Casual Observer

Kulpsville, PA

#22 Apr 6, 2009
Pete wrote:
Christianity was once a barbaric religion, but then went through the Renaissance and progressed past the dark ages.
Well then, I guess the thousands of boys who have been raped by christian clergy should be grateful they were beyond those 'dark ages'.

They would have probably been killed after their rape sessions....

Christianity= leading the world in sexual abuse of children for 2000 years....
stringofsnot

Mineola, NY

#23 Apr 6, 2009
What's the diff?...Comrad Obozo will ban alcohol in this country very soon. Isn't his middle name "Hussein"?

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#24 Apr 6, 2009
AthiestOz wrote:
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It was interesting to read your post after reading the article that said ...
**Hassan, a restaurant manager, who did not provide his last name, said he wasn't allowed a license to serve alcoholic drinks because he is Muslim. "But everyone knows we serve wine with our food," he said, pointing at the restaurant's patrons, both foreign and Moroccan, sipping their wine over dinner.
Another owner in Meknes, who also requested anonymity because of his practices, said he served wine in tinted glasses, kept bottles out of sight, and told clients to say they were drinking soft drinks if questioned. "Police rarely come, and if they do they never look inside the glass," he said.**
and this ** "Morocco is a country of tolerance," said Mehdi Bouchaara, the deputy general manager at the Celliers de Meknes, the country's largest winemaker, which bottles over 85 percent of national output. "It's everybody's personal choice whether to drink or not." **
A personal choice .... guess some muslims wont agree with that statement .. Oh well
Yeah, they're tolerent enough to have a glass of wine while they stone a woman to death because getting raped is the woman's fault.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#25 Apr 6, 2009
Pete wrote:
Christianity was once a barbaric religion, but then went through the Renaissance and progressed past the dark ages. When is Islam, once the leader of civilization, going to have their Renaissance?
Priests cornholing alter boys was one hell of a Renaissance.
Pete

Chicago, IL

#28 Apr 6, 2009
Casual Observer wrote:
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Well then, I guess the thousands of boys who have been raped by christian clergy should be grateful they were beyond those 'dark ages'.
They would have probably been killed after their rape sessions....
Christianity= leading the world in sexual abuse of children for 2000 years....
Actually this happens a lot more in Islam, but it is not reported at all. Rape (of both men and women) is VERY common but unreported in Muslim societies mainly because the victim is presumed to be at fault.
Stephen Wozniak

Warsaw, Poland

#32 Apr 15, 2009
You guys! don't forget that there is a black muslim elected recently by some of you! ya know what I mean?
Don't also be surprised! Morocco is a wonderland, and Alice was there for sure!
The Moroccan civilization has fonded by Berberes ( Imazighen) and the Jews but unfortunately destroyed by pan-Arabo propaganda.
just search in google for:
Street Food - Fez - 19 Dec 08 - Part 1
or click here:
&eu rl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ejourneyb eyondtravel%2Ecom%2Fnews%2Fmor occo%2Dtravel%2Fmorocco%2Ddune %2Dboarding%2Dsahara%2Ehtml &feature=player_embedded
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