Yet more indication that the Syrian rebels are Islamic supremacist, pro-Sharia hardliners, not democratic pluralists any more than they were in Egypt, Tunisia or Libya.
“Is the Free Syrian Army destroying alcohol? (Video),” by Anup Kaphle in the Washington Post, July 13 (thanks to Wimpy):
What do you do with hundreds of bottles of scotch whiskey and other kinds of alcohol?
If you are in the Free Syrian Army, you destroy it. Or at least that is what members of the Syrian rebel group were doing in al-Bab city near Aleppo, according to a video posted on YouTube. In the video, a man holding a gun reads from a piece of paper to chants of “Allahu akbar” (God is great) while another man pour gasoline over hundreds of bottles of alcohol. Then they ignite the gasoline.
A rough translation of what the purported rebel is saying before burning the alcohol is posted on LiveLeak, a video-sharing Web site:
“In the name of god, in our holy book the alcohol is forbidden,and people who selling alcohol are devils and we must fight them. We did seize all that liquor from people who supports the infidel al-Assad, and in the future we will keep doing that till we clean syria from all liquor.”
Another video posted on LiveLeak shows two men, who are described as “members of the Free Syrian Army,” throwing away cartons of alcohol after seizing them from a truck….