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Reader comment on item: No Islamic Law in Minnesota, for Now
in response to reader comment: What about the cabbies rights?

Submitted by rickz (United States), Oct 19, 2006 at 22:09

You stated: "However, I do not understand why Dr. Pipes and the FMC want to revoke the cabbies' licenses altogether. They have a right - if they are privately owned cabs - to refuse to pick up passengers for whatever reason, in my opinion -- and to suffer the economic consequences such as going to the end of the line."

You would be very wrong in your opinion; a taxi driver does not have the right to refuse to pick up passengers for whatever reason. A taxi hack license is a government issued license that involves public transport or conveyance. That means all of the public. Would you be screaming 'descrimination' to high heaven if a kufr taxi driver refused to pick up musliminahs in full body bag outfits (niqabs/burqas)? Would you sic C.A.I.R. on the case in that instance? Or the ACLU?

You obviously do not understand US law when it comes to government issued licenses. Any cabbie refusing a passenger on islamic grounds, be it carrying alcohol, being gay, a couple canoodling, a woman travelling alone, or a blind person with a seeing eye dog, need to have their hack licenses revoked. Period. This is still the United States of America, not the United Caliphate.

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