Muslims free to refuse tilling and stocking alcohol

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Muslim cashiers, working in shopping malls in Britain, will be free to turn down requests by customers who would like to buy alcoholic beverages.British Muslims have welcomed the decision.

According to the change, first implemented by Sainsbury stores, the greatest supermarket chain in the country, Muslim cashiers will be able to refuse demands by customers who would like to buy alcoholic beverages.Muslim workers who work at cash points and drink departments will be able to refrain from touching alcoholic beverages, on the basis of their religious beliefs. Moreover, Muslim workers will be able to turn down requests of placing alcoholic beverages on racks.

The practice first began in Sainsbury stores north of London and was found to be successful. A spokesman for the company said the practice respects religious beliefs and the owners of the shops are to decide on the implementation. “We try to do our best in terms of complying with the requirements of religions. We do not have irrevocable rules,” the spokesman said.

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