'Allah' Vodka Pulled From Shelves For Blasphemy
Straight God, no chaser
And you thought selling liquor on Sundays was a big deal?
Muslim protestors have fought (and won) to have Baiterek vodka removed from shelves in Kazakhstan, claiming that the brand is using blasphemy to sell the product.
The bottle features an inscribed Arabic motif with the words "Allah's Strength Is Enough For Everybody." Sounds like some potent stuff.
The company that makes the vodka claims that the bottle was made by a Russian company and they didn't know what the bottle said because it was in Arabic.
To settle things, Baiterek has promised to cease production of the vodka and will pull all remaining units from stores. When it was available, the getting was good. You could get a nice sized bottle for just $5. That's the price of one drink in the club most places in America.
The controversy has also led to protests demanding that alcohol not be sold in the country at all.