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France: Court orders halal supermarket in Paris to close because it does not sell pork or wine

Lawyer argued alcohol 'not part of the general diet'

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'It's business,' the manager of Good Price said, 'I look around me and I target what I see' (file photo) Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty

France has ordered a halal supermarket in Paris to close because it does not sell pork or wine.

The Good Price mini-market in Colombes did not comply with the conditions of its lease, which stated the shop must act as a “general food store,” the Court of Nanterre ruled.

The local authority argued members of the local community were not being served properly because the shop did not sell pork or alcohol products.

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The Independent

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