From: Brian D Williams (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 07:32:02 MST
>From: "Arona Ndiaye" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> alcohol is Muslim word.
>Might I ask what you mean by that ?
>*Arona Gobsmacked and feeling sooooooooo ignorant*
Alcohol comes from the Arabic "al-kuhl".
Alcohol was first produced in the area known as the fertile
crescent, what we know as the middle east (specifically modern
It's deleterious effects have been long known there and of course
the Islamic faith prohibits its use. Alcoholics in Islamic
countries have low reproduction rates (socially) so the genes
related to it have been selected against in the population.
Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
SBC/Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W
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