Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary Photo: EMPICS
Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary has called for people who get drunk to be flogged.
By Ben Leach
The lawyer, who recently praised the Mumbai terror attacks, said anyone becoming intoxicated by alcohol should be given 40 lashes in public. He claimed alcohol was "the root of all evil".
The 41-year-old made the remarks on his website Islam4UK, which argues that Britain should become an Islamic state ruled by Sharia law.
Mr Choudary also used the plight of George Best, the former Manchester United footballer who died aged 59 in 2005 after a long battle with alcoholism, to illustrate why it must be outlawed.
He wrote: "Under Islam, all harmful intoxicants will be banned unequivocally, regardless of their classification or their profitability in retail marketing.
"The Final Messenger Muhammad condemned the manufacturing, transporting, retailing and consuming of alcoholic beverages over 1,400 years ago and equated it with being one of the roots of all evils.
"Islam additionally imposes 40 lashes in public for deliberate intoxication, followed by 80 lashes in public if repeated for a second time."
Mr Choudary argued that alcohol should be "removed from society".
He also wrote that everything would be "sound" and "put right" if Sharia law was introduced in the UK, adding: "Islam is undeniably the only real solution for Britain's problems."
ALAN NOTE: Some commenters have said that Islam is the real problem in Londonistan and that sharia law is already in place and violence such as whipping/flogging is just an addition to islamic jihadi effort to control their hosts through threat and fear.