A Christian man in Iraq was murdered apparently for selling alcohol. On October 22, the Iraqi parliament passed a law banning the import, sale and production of all alcoholic beverages.
Nizar Elias Musa, a Christian man in Basra who owned a liquor store as well as a restaurant that sells alcohol, was killed when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire in front of his restaurant, as reported by BasNews.
Christians have complained about the new law which affects the livelihood of some members of their community. It is unclear if the law will stand up in the Supreme Court.
There is a $19,000 fine for violation of the law.