Indonesian bar sparks uproar with Muhammad drink promo


Holywings, a popular bar chain in Indonesia, courts controversy with its free alcohol promotion for patrons named Muhammad. – EPA pic, June 24, 2022.

A POPULAR bar chain is being investigated for blasphemy over a free alcohol promotion for patrons named Muhammad in Indonesia, said police today, after it sparked uproar in the largest Muslim-majority country in the world.

Alcohol is considered forbidden under Islamic law, and while drinking is not prohibited for any religion in bars of the secular country, the act itself is frowned upon by conservative Muslims.


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