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Muslim World Losing Battle Against Drugs

October 23, 2009

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Al Jazeera The Case of Egypt Off a major desert highway that connects Egypt’s capital to the coastal city of Alexandria, drug users gather at a hidden exit to score heroin, free from the prying eyes of the authorities. Yasser, 25, has to drive 20km on the Alexandria highway to ensure his almost daily supply. […]

Young Muslim Professionals Drinking Alcohol

November 22, 2007

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A new problem is cropping up in the workplace: drinking by young Muslim professionals. Recently, at a fundraising dinner for a Muslim cause held in a hotel in North America, a Muslim volunteer for the dinner expressed the concern that some Muslims might be bringing in drinks from the hotel bar.   He was shocked that a major concern of […]

Alcohol: A More Dangerous Drug Than Marijuana And Amphetamine

April 1, 2007

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Table 1: Social and economic costs of alcohol abuse for selected countries Country Year Total Cost Estimate % of GDP Australia 1998–1999 A$ 7560.3 million N.A. Canada 1992 $7.52 billion 1.1 Chile N.A. $2.969 billion N.A. Finland 1990 $3.351-5.738 billion N.A. France 1997 115 420.91 FF 1.42 Ireland N.A. €2.4 billion N.A. Italy 2003 €26–66 […]