This is definitely a new angle.
Since, according to law, one must prove that one will be persecuted if returned home, this man is telling an Australian court that he could be persecuted, even executed, because he can’t kick the habit. And, has asked for refugee status in Australia.
One of my first thoughts was, so why would Australia even want to keep a drunk Muslim?
We might be getting a few chuckles from this news, but everyone should be thinking about what Sharia law means as it creeps out of the Middle East/Africa and in to the West.
From the UK Daily Mail (hat tip: Joanne):
An ‘alcoholic’ Iranian man could be granted refugee status in Australia over fears he will be executed for drinking booze if he goes home.
The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told the Federal Circuit Court that he had already committed two alcohol-related offences in Iran – where drinking is illegal for Muslims under Sharia law.
He argued that he would struggle to kick his habit if he is deported, despite knowing he could be put to death by the Iranian authorities if he is caught drinking alcohol again.
The man told the court that he had twice been in trouble in Iran for alcohol-related offences, in 2009 and 2012, The Australian reported.