Actually it was for not observing the Ramadan fast. Watch for these kinds of stories to start coming out of Europe before too long.
“Algerians jailed for breaking Ramadan fast,” from Al-Arabiya, October 7:
An Algerian court has jailed six people for four years each for failing to observe the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, a human rights activist said Tuesday.
The six were also fined 1,000 euros each ($1,300), said honorary president of the Algerian League for the Protection of Human Rights Ali Yahia Abdennour.
The court at Biskra in southern Algeria sentenced the six on September 29, said Ali Yahia. The men were arrested by police while eating in public during fasting hours.
Ali Yahia said the convictions were not supported by the Algerian constitution, which he said “guarantees freedom of conscience.”
We see now what that is worth.
In Gulf countries such as Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia it is illegal to drink, eat or smoke in public during the fasting hours of Ramadan, hefty fines are usually handed out for violators….