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'Sharia light' idea scrapped due to "overwhelming backlash" less then 24 hours after Dr.Pipes article appeared

Reader comment on item: More on Those Alcohol-shy Taxi Drivers

Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), Oct 11, 2006 at 14:05

Great news. Less then 24 hours after Dr.Pipes asked readers to write the airport management to express opposition to the Muslim taxi idea - a headline in the St.Paul Pioneer Press announced

"Airport drops plans to market liquor free cabs.

Backlash derails effort for different - colored light atop Muslim driven taxis.

The reason was Dr.Pipes column and his readers -according to MAC spokesman Paul Hogan:

'After a barrage of negative feedback, they've decided to scrap the idea.'

"Since then, we've heard from Australia and England. It's really touched a nerve among a lot of people. The backlash, frankly, has been overwhelming," said Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan. "People are overwhelmingly against any kind of cultural accommodation."

Way to go!

Dr. Pipes and his readers rock!

Also see : Twin Cities nixes taxi driver program

http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2006/10/09/daily22.html

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