There is no fun in Islam, as the Ayatollah Khomeini said. Sharia Alert from our friends and allies in modern, moderate Kuwait: offenses include disco dancing, bootlegging, and (gasp!) “performing stunts” with cars. “Several held for disco parties, manufacturing liquor during Eid,” from Arab Times, September 25 (thanks to Maxwell):
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 25: In an operation carried out under the directions of the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Mj. Gen. Thabet Al-Muhanna, 142 men and women were arrested and some local liquor manufacturing plants were shut down by officials from the Ahmadi governorate during the Eid festivities.
Brigadier Abdul-Fatah Al-Ali took charge of the officials under the supervision of Al-Muhanna. The team first raided three apartments in Abu Halifa, Mangaf and Mahboula where they arrested 51 citizens, Arab and Asian men and women for organising overnight disco parties.
The officials then arrested 13 beggars near mosques in Sabahiya, Riqqa, Abu Halifa and Fahaheel. They carried out another raid in Kabad, Dhaer and Sabahiya and arrested 43 youths for performing stunts with their cars. Some influential persons reportedly tried to intervene on behalf of the youths, but the officers carried out their duty.
The officials also arrested 16 street hawkers in Kout, Minshar and Kuwait Magic complexes and referred them to police stations at Fahaheel, Abu Halifa and Sabahiya. They went on to shut down a liquor manufacturing plant and nabbed 6 Asians in possession of 47 bottles and 79 bags of alcohol.