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Point taken. However, the airport authority fails its responsibility to its customers.

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Submitted by MelM (United States), Oct 12, 2006 at 19:59

The airport authority has the responsibily of providing taxi service to its customers. There's no reason at all to give licences to drivers who won't do the work, ie, pick up airport customers. To "redefine" the work by weaving discrimination against some of its legal customers into it's regulations is an outrageous failure by the airport authority.

There's no reason why these passengers should have to put up with being refused service by any licenced taxi and have to wait for one that will carry them. From the point of view of the airport authority's responsibilty, the "go to the back of the line" solution is just as bad as the "two light" solution: both weave Islamic rule into regulations, both discriminate, and both are totally outrageous.

Defy, don't submit!

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