Piety enforced by the threat of legal punishment is not piety, it’s just outward conformity based on fear.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi authorities will prosecute people violating the Muslim daytime fasting rituals.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Thursday it was “taking legal measures against people publicly breaking their fast (during day time) and refer them to the judiciary”….
The ministry added it emphasized on closing alcoholics stores and restaurants during fasting times, with exceptions made for restaurants at factories, student hostels and tourist-class restaurants on highways.
The closures will cover coffee shops, and it is also “not allowed to run artistic shows or any activities that do not correspond to the sanctity of the holy month”, according to the statement.