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Reader comment on item: More on Those Alcohol-shy Taxi Drivers
in response to reader comment: Muslims can't drive Gasahol fueled cars!

Submitted by Arch (United States), Oct 19, 2006 at 14:29

It gets cold in St Paul. Cabs use anti-freeze. Cold weather washer fluid contains the stuff as well. Can I carry pork in a cab? What about an Orthodox Jew?

If I ran a taxi service I would start asking prospective employees if their religion would limit their ability to render universal transportation service. Perhaps I would simply announce that bigots need not apply.

Muslims in the US need to tolerate freedoms of speech, press and religion. If they want to worship their god, they are free to do so. If they want to convert to another religion, they may do that without faer of reprisal. For those who cannot accept these facts, they should surrender themselves to the tender protection of Iran or Saudi Arabia.

Most of us who travel carry cell phones. If I were to encounter this type of treatment, I would not argue with an ignorant, intolerant cab driver. I would call his company and tell them I was filing a complaint with the civil rights commission. (And, I would do it.)

CAIR THIS, Ibriham Hooper.


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