Once upon a time the nation of Egypt had a dictator. He was a tyrant, he abused people, tortured them and even killed opponents. But, he was wise enough not to pester establishments which sold alcoholic beverages because tourists came to
Egypt not only to gaze in wonder at its historic monuments, but they also wanted to enjoy the good life and that meant alcohol. And, to the bad dictator was deposed and soon there appeared good solid Islamists who disliked alcohol. Now, liquor stores have new problems. “Our problems are with the Salafis(ultra conservative Muslims) who harass us, either verbally or with violence.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is in charge of the government. They want to return to the eighth century. I have a hunch they drank alcohol in the good old days. Of course, then, they did not depend on tourist dollars to survive.