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shoot the british..

By Jaqui ·
and spanish troops.
the least that they could do is respect the religous laws of the country they are in.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-01-06T144651Z_01_KNE651641_RTRUKOC_0_US-DUTCH-SOLDIERS.xml

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Why?

by neilb@uk In reply to shoot the british..

"Tens of thousands of people lost their lives in the earthquake and hundreds of thousands lost everything they had," he said. "Going without alcohol is a small sacrifice toward a very good cause."

What f*cking good would going without a pint do? Absolutely none!

The law in Pakistan only bars Muslims from drinking alcohol. There is even a state-licensed brewery. The Dutch Minister in your story should research his subject before shooting his mouth off, then apologise to the Brits and Spanish and then fly in some beer for his own troops.

Just my 5.5% by volume's worth...

p.s. You might like to do a bit of research as well, Jacqui...

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Agree 100%

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Why?

The Spanish and British troops are there to help out Pakistan, and if a little beer helps them unwind after their day's work is done, then more power to them. If the government of Pakistan tells them to quit, then I don't blame them if they pack up and head back home. However, I think that Pakistan appreciates their help and does not begrudge their drinking.

Perhaps Pakistan needs to loosen up and allow all people to choose for themselve if the want to drink beer, not just the non-Muslims. Otherwise, what they do now is regulating the religious practices of people. That is better left to individuals to decide for themselves and let it be between them and their imams and mullahs.

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I am so glad

by jck In reply to Why?

to have a dad like you neilb... :)

NOW WHERE ARE MY DAMN ADOPTION PAPERS!!! :^O

BTW...I homebrew beer...will that speed them up any? I make 24 liters at a time :^O

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How do you respect a law

by jdclyde In reply to shoot the british..

that you have no respect for?

If I pass a law saying you can't wear black anymore, you would not respect this law because you don't belive in it.

Same goes here.

Kind of surprised that you are against their rights being infringed on because of someone elses religious values?

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LOL

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to shoot the british..

When our army travels about it carries Britain about with it. Always has, as lots and lots of people found out. At least we haven't planted a flag there and decided it's ours this time, so we do learn.

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well

by jdclyde In reply to LOL

I'll drink to that!

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If that post was by an American

by robinwilli In reply to shoot the british..

i hope it was ironic!

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A Canadian

by neilb@uk In reply to If that post was by an Am ...

So the obvious come-backs weren't available.

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Kind of like

by jdclyde In reply to A Canadian

American-lite?

And we all know how lite beers turn out! :^O

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hmmmm..

by Jaqui In reply to Kind of like

American beer is to beer what british coffee is to coffee...coloured water. not the real thing. ]:)

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