from your descriptions and photos. Thank you Hans.
Availability of Pringles, Coke, Pepsi, Kelloggs etc shows that parallel and grey imports are not confined to timepieces and automobiles.
Its interesting that the brewing beer is allowed commercially as long as the ethanol is removed before sale. What about the other volatiles, fusel oils and aromatic mind-altering constituents of wine/beer?
I am not a theologian but I understand that there is nothing in the Koran against alcohol. It recommends guarding against overindulgence e.g. of alcoholic beverage until inappropriate behaviour manifests. Did you get a sense of whether ethanol was specifically implicated for the ban on liquor?