Dubai Chefs Show Concern Over Ban on Wines and Liquors in Cooking
The Dubai authorities plan to step up enforcement of a law enacted in 2003 prohibiting restaurants from using alcohol in food preparation, according to media reports.
Several Dubai chefs have argued that strict enforcement of the ban would compromise their dishes. They are in talks with the municipality for less severe regulations.
Alcoholic drinks are widely available in Dubai, and the law on the use of alcohol in food has been mostly disregarded. But the latest move appears aimed at easing worries from devout Muslims that no wine or liquor was used in preparing their meals. Fines for violators can run nearly $5,500.
Unfortunately the game plan of most non-Muslim Westerners seems to be, lets wait for “moderate” Islam to come riding in on a white horse and save us. As they wait, the Islamic world is getting stricter, and stricter. Recent examples of this can be seen in Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, and Turkey. One day soon non-Muslims are going to have to come out of denial, and face the harsh reality of the situation.