Skip to comments.Taxi light will mean 'no alcohol'- Islam forbids carrying liquor, cabdrivers say
Posted on 10/02/2006 3:12:49 PM PDT by Rakkasan1
Cabdriver Muhamed Mursal doesn't wear his Muslim beliefs on his sleeve, but he soon may broadcast them via a light on top of his cab.
Mursal and hundreds of other Muslim cabdrivers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport refuse to take travelers they know are carrying alcohol. No one is searching bags, but a Napa Valley wine box or a see-through bag from the duty-free store can be enough to leave a fare waiting for the next cab. Airport officials estimate that happens at least three times a day.
Now, the airport and cab drivers have worked out a proposal that calls for cabdrivers who won't carry alcohol to have a cab light that's a different color. That way, the airport workers who hook up travelers with taxis can steer alcohol-carrying fares to cabs that will take them. Airport officials hope to have the lights ready by the end of the year.
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What if you're carrying bacon?
Of course, this will do no good if you don't tell passengers what the colors mean.
MN ping, Steve.
And if people start taking the normal taxis just on principle, we'll never hear an end to cries of discrimination.
Good way to avoid the 'intolerant' cab drivers from TROP.
It might actually improve the smell inside the muzzie's cab.
"No alcohol! No alcohol! ... AK47? Hokay. Grenades? Hokay. Suicide bomb belt? Hokay. Alcohol? Not hokay!"
Getting into their cab wearing a suicide belt is OK,no doubt.
And when the cabdrivers start going broke they'll complain about the "intolerant" infidels.
Is this in New York?
Ninety percent of those here in Minneapolis came from Somalia in the first place. (Not that I'd mind them going back)
Then don't drive cabs there mooselimb.
This means that cabs can now leave people at the airport because they look gay, right?
Come on, can't have it both ways.. Either someone can have religious beliefs and act upon them, or they can't. You don't believe in booze, tough luck, you drive a cab.
I don't care about this if they own their own cab and there's no restriction about this on their taxi medallion.
Want less business because I'm bringing a bottle of wine to a dinner party? Fine, I'll catch the next cab.
What if I have a cartoon of Mohammed in my pocket?
The question that must be asked is this ...
How is this any different than pharmacists refusing to carry the morning after pill, but are forced to do so against their own personal or religious convictions? Customers can go to a different pharmacist.
Sharia coming to your neighborhood soon...
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