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Taxis & Alcohol in Minnesota

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

Submitted by Douglas E. Haslam (United States), Feb 21, 2007 at 10:41

Mr. Pipes,

I will keep this short.

What type of fuel (i.e. gasoline) is used in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area? Is ethanol used as an additive? If so, those wishing to be Shar'iah-compliant can't even ride in or even drive most vehicles. Ethanol is a type of alcohol. Taxi cabe drivers wishing to be Shar'iah compliant should not have special placards letting customers know which cabs are compliant or not - they should be driving horse drawn carriages instead. If they really want to stick to the religiuos law, then they really need to stick to following the letter of the law down to the last dotted 'i'.

Furthermore, this should not just apply to taxicab drivers either.. This means that those that want/demand others to abide by their religiuos law also cannot invest in any industry that makes alcohol or uses alcohol (can we say oil, automobile, and motorcycle industries?).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol_fuel

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