28 February 2007

Muslims Discriminate? No, of course not.

Check this out: Muslim cabbies in Minnesota (no surprises) do not want to be forced to pick up blind people with seeing eye dogs (dogs are bad), gays, or people carrying alchohol (don't want to help them sin - how nice of them).

Quite ridiculus. Get another job. Otherwise, doing illegal things like not picking up blind people is out of the question.

Gotta love this quote. "Abdifatah Abdi, who said he was speaking for an association of cabdrivers, said the commissioners "will be judged on your decision."You are deciding the livelihood of 600 drivers and their families," Abdi said. "Say no to discrimination. Say yes to justice for the weak."

About 100 people are denied cab service each month at the airport, many by drivers who refuse to transport alcohol in their cabs. Roughly three-quarters of the 900 taxi drivers at the airport are Somali, many of them Muslims."

Say no to discrimination? Huh. We can discriminate against the blind and their dogs, gays and anyone carrying alchohol...but not against the Muslims who are discriminating themselves. Oh, and check out that threat -- the commissioners will be judged on their decision, how do you like them apples?

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