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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, October 13, 2006

About 2 weeks ago, I linked to this story and posted:

Got wine at the airport? It's harder to grab a cab
In a story appearing in our local liberal rag we find this: "When flight attendant Eva Buzek returned to Minneapolis from a trip to France, five taxi drivers refused to take her home from the airport. The reason? She had two bottles of wine in her suitcase -- and the drivers were Muslims, who don't drink and refuse to have alcohol in their taxis."

The story also caught the eye of the Patriot Post and they had this to say:
Recently, a new class has been asserting its “rights” under the law. To comply with Sharia law, Muslim cab drivers who work the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport are refusing to accommodate paying passengers who may have alcoholic beverages in their possession. In doing so, they are violating the spirit of the 1964 Act by denying a public accommodation. Additionally, taxi services and other commercial enterprises at the airport are regulated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, a quasi-governmental organization. The approximately 675 Muslim cab drivers petitioned for a two-color beacon to indicate their (un)willingness to transport alcohol, but the commission wisely rejected the idea. We at The Patriot have a simpler solution: Arrest them for violating the law. If they don’t want to risk the eternal wrath of Allah for transporting a business executive with a bottle of champagne, perhaps they can pursue another line of work more suitable to their beliefs.

I could not agree more. We need to wise up and be careful how we handle this conflict of social and religious values. In our attempt to be socially accomodating, we are going to find ourselves, if we are not careful, falling off the cliff and at the feet of Sharia law.

My friend over at Some Things Just Need To Be Said, has a post and a link to an article that is pertinent to the subject at hand and is worthy of your time.


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