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Cultural Accomodation!!!

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Submitted by Niqabbi (United States), Apr 4, 2007 at 10:49

It is Amazing that in this day and time, people still want to insist that the practice of Islam in this country is solely by immigrants!!!!!! What if the drivers were American, would it matter that they choose not to have alcoholic drinks in their cabs? So the issue is not national pride, it's a problem with Islam. Many businesses don't want alcohol in their place of work. What's the difference?

Really, I have given up on dialogue with my fellow Americans, because it does not matter how long my ancestors have been in this country, I will always be seen as an infidel. How many times have people said to me" Go back to where you came from." Apart from my Native American blood, which probably makes me more American than them, I don't know exactly.

So many times, I will be out with my family and someone starts a religious debate. Hand me books about "Finding Christ," despite the fact that they know I am Muslim. Glares, stares, are commonplace and really does not bother me anymore. However, who is one intolerant, me or them. When I want to send my children to school, despite the fact that Church and State is separated, there will be Christmas, Easter, Halloween, valentine parties. The pledge of Allegiance "Under God Indivisible (trinity)," will be memorized and encouraged. There was a big row because a professional basketball player, Muslim American, did not want to say the pledge because of religious beliefs. They would not let him play unless. Was he intolerant or them?

You don't find Muslims going to your doorstep trying to preach to you the Quran. Missionaries are all Christian. Today they flood Iraq with food and Arabic bibles for "A crusade for souls." The ignorance that suffocates the constituents of this country!! I knew more about what was really going in the world when I lived in Canada!!! Enough said.

The co-existence between Immigrant Muslims and Americans is not the issue, Immigration can halt overnight. But what about the vast American Muslim population that is growing rapidly, Caucasian women leading in the conversions? Co-existence, accommodation is critical then.

No Fatwa said that those passengers could never have alcohol so how is our Islamic laws being imposed on American citizens? The Fatwa only restricts the Muslim cab driver, and if he chooses not to abide by it, who would enforce it!!! Like if I chose not to wear my head covering, who could make me. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (for now). There is a push to prohibit head covering in schools. France, Turkey have already passed the law. Other countries are following. I guess this is an issue of accommodating the eyes!!!!

I am American, and if I choose not to have, alcohol, smoking, nudity, in my cab, my place of business, it is my choice. If I lose money, Which I will, it is my problem. Why a different standard for Immigrants? Get more Americans to provide public transportation and your problem is really solved.

Boycott Muslim drivers!!! Muslim drivers make up of over 50% of taxi service!!! Go ahead and wait 3 hours for a ride home. A lot of trouble just disrespect someone's beliefs. Who should they fear, you or God. I suggest re-instituting the law of prohibition!!!! LOL. That would surely solve many problems in this country. Maybe I'll write Congress about it.

Jesus(Peace and blessings be upon him and his mother) said:

"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. enemies will be members of his own household." (Mathew 11:12)

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