Alcohol Ban, Friday Prayers: Is Bosnia Going Muslim?


‘The surprise decision to ban the sale of hard drinks in a country which, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, was Europe’s hardest drinking country as recently as in 2011, raised fears that Sarajevo was on the way to become a place where Sharia law rules supreme.

A ban on the sale of alcohol, mass-scale sale of land to Arabs, street signs in Arabic and a national census, according to which Bosnia and Herzegovina is a predominantly Muslim country – all this is sending a “very bad signal” to foreign tourists coming to Sarajevo, especially during holidays, Sarajevo-based expert on religion, Mehmedalija Nuhic, said.’

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