Look out! Beer is being replaced by fruit juice and prayers in the country’s first booze-free Islamic pub. The Halal Inn has a juice bar, snooker tables and darts – along with a prayer room and a steam room. The proprietor says: "It’s a gathering place for people who abide by strict Islamic rulings and don’t like going to places where they serve alcohol. As a non-alcoholic venue it will appeal to Muslims more, but it is essentially for people from all backgrounds."
Fancy going there for a pint – of orange juice?I have no problem with any venue that wants to offer customers service, but in this age of "equality legislation" surely the concept of an Islamic only pub is worth challenging?I mean, can gays work there, or is that unIslamic? How about fundamental Christians? What about….gasp…Jews? Would that be unIslamic? I think it would be discriminatory under British law to stop ANY of these people either accessing or indeed seeking employment in the Halal Inn but do YOU think the law would enforce this against the world’s most persecuted people?