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Don't bring that booze to my taxi

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Submitted by Manuel Baniassad (United States), Oct 19, 2006 at 01:54

Mr. Daniel Pipes;

It is so sad that these Muslims come to this country to have a better economic life and to take advantage of all the opportunities that this country provides to every body. But their radical views cause them to hide themselves behind the constitution of the US (freedom of religion) trying to use their religion (Islam) as a weapon in order to impose their radical Islamic value on the non-Muslims by referring to their Holy Bible, Qur'an, unaware of the fact that they are living in a secular society but not in a theocratic society like Iran.

If the driver Faud Omar claimed: "This is our religion. We could be punished in the afterlife if we agree to transport alcohol." He, I believe, has to change his job. Qur'an says: "O you who believe! take not the Jews and Christian for your friends and protectors: they are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (the friendship) is of them. 5:51" Based on this verse of "Qur'an" Faud Omar and other sanctimonious Muslims like him should not live in the country of the infidels.

This is a religious ploy and these Islamic people with radical views trying to establish Shri'a (Islamic law) gradually in this country. If tomorrow is Ramadan, these drivers are refusing to transport passenger because eating in this sacred month during the day is against Islamic law. And if you ask them why you're refusing to transfer the passengers, they would say this is against our religion. There are hundreds of religions in this country. Why the religion of Islam is so exceptional. Why the US has to dance with the music of Muslims. If the other religions want to act same as Muslims, this country would be a chaos.

Thanks;

Manuel Baniassad

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