Selling alcohol: haram. Burning down the liquor store and stealing the phones of the customers inside: halal. Sharia Alert from Algeria: “Terrorism: Algeria, armed men burn alcohol store,” from ANSAmed, November 2 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
(ANSAmed) – ALGIERS, NOVEMBER 2 – A shop licenced to sell alcoholic drinks was burned down last night in Assi Youcef by a group of armed men who, some sources say, are thought to belong to a terrorist group particularly active in the Tizi Ouzou area.
The news was reported today by the El Watan newspaper.
Large numbers of terrorists entered the shop and first checked the identity of customers, stealing their mobile phones.
Before fleeing to nearby woods, the men set fire to the shop, which was effectively gutted.
Suspicion over the incident is centring on former members of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC). The shop in Assi Youcef is the second alcohol seller to be attacked in the space of a few weeks, after an earlier incident in Mechtras. (ANSAmed).