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Submitted by No Dhimmi (United States), Oct 11, 2006 at 14:41

I have to agree with the gentleman that said businesses have a right to choose who they want to serve. I think we all have seen the signs outside businesses saying "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service." I have seen businesses state that they "reserve the right to refuse service."

If the cab is privately owned, the owner has a right to decide who they want to accept a fare from. I see no difference. What has angered people is this is based on religion and the islamic religion for that. We make accommodations for people's religious practices in this country. How many of us have been angered by an Amish buggy blocking our way on the highway. We don't like it but we get over it.

If the cab is owned by a company, this is another matter. Can you say "Boycott?" Do a test. Go to the airport and purchase alcohol or better yet, bring it with you. Make it obvious that it is. Approach a cab and if the fare is refused because of it, get the cab company's name. Then, call or write the company and complain. You can add that you will not use their company and discourage family and friends from using the company too. There is nothing that businesses hate more than a loss of income and bad publicity. In addition, require that those cabs refusing alcohol carrying passengers be clearly marked. The cab should have a large, metallic sign on it stating such.

If we are concerned about having "Sharia" or "Islamic practices" imposed on us then let's conduct ourselves as American's should. Respond with logic, reason, and "fight fire with fire." Impose our American values on them......................boycott and hit them where it hurts the most......the pocketbook. Write editorials and call your local news agency to highlight this. So what if CAIR or MAC or ISNA get upset if there is negative press for muslims. Do something about it, don't just complain and lament.

No Dhimmi

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