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Shari'a in St.Paul - Muslim taxi drivers refuse passengers who may be carrying alchohol -colored light planned for Islamic taxis

September 18, 2006

MIM: What better way to be able to get all the longer distance fares while the infidels are taking the short ones -then citing religious beliefs as an excuse not to carry alchohol carrying passengers. According to the article below, the transportation between the two main terminals at the airport has been suspended. That would mean that passengers with baggage (who visited the Duty Free Shops) would need a taxi to get between them.

The Muslim drivers have found a way to exploit shar'ia for their own benefit and implement Islamic law at the same.

Refuse to take the short fares on religious ground that they have achohol while at the same time being about to take longer fares - who for reasons not explained, are then assumed to be acohol free by the drivers when in fact almost every cosmetic in passenger's luggage is also alchohol based.

The sheer disingenuousness of the Muslim's reasons for refusing short fares is staggering. Apparently once out of the vicinity of the terminals- the shari 'a is no longer an issue, since almost all passengers will be carrying some alchohol based cosmetic!

One also has to ask how the Muslim drivers are able to work at all, since certain chemicals which are used in running the taxis are alchohol based. In short, this is scam of the most primitive and base proportions, aimed at taking Americans and the airport officials 'for a ride'.

What is most appalling of all, is the dhimmitude exhibited on the part of the airport officials who have met with the radical Islamist Muslim American Society (whose goal is implied in their name ), and put forward a proposal that the Muslim driven taxis have a colored lights to indicate their shari'a compliant status. The management should have refused any concessions and instead demanded that law enforcement check the illegal alien compliant status of the Somalian taxi drivers whose country is one of the top on a list of terrorist exporting third world hell holes, where fellow Muslims showed their dedication to the precepts of Islam by shooting to death a 70 year old Italian nun who was working in childrens hospital in a fit of pique over the Pope's speech about their religion of peace.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is concerned that its taxi service is deteriorating. Citing their religious beliefs, some Muslim taxi drivers from Somalia are refusing to transport customers carrying or suspected of carrying alcohol. It started with one driver a few years ago, but the average number of fare refusals has grown to about three a day, says airport spokesman Patrick Hogan. "Travelers often feel surprised and insulted," he says. "Sometimes, several drivers in a row refuse carriage."

Taxi drivers and officials from the airport, taxi companies and the Muslim American Society are discussing how to address the issue. Partly out of concern that taxi drivers might be citing religion to avoid short-distance fares, the airport is now forcing drivers who refuse a fare to go to the end of the line for waiting taxis.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2006-09-17-airport-check-in-usat_x.htm

Airport check in - Fare refusals in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL

Changes in taxis, Metro Transit

Minneapolis-St. Paul is concerned that its taxi service is deteriorating. Citing their religious beliefs, some Muslim taxi drivers from Somalia are refusing to transport customers carrying or suspected of carrying alcohol. It started with one driver a few years ago, but the average number of fare refusals has grown to about three a day, says airport spokesman Patrick Hogan. "Travelers often feel surprised and insulted," he says. "Sometimes, several drivers in a row refuse carriage."

Taxi drivers and officials from the airport, taxi companies and the Muslim American Society are discussing how to address the issue. Partly out of concern that taxi drivers might be citing religion to avoid short-distance fares, the airport is now forcing drivers who refuse a fare to go to the end of the line for waiting taxis. It is not a popular decision among drivers, Hogan says.

The airport is expected to propose today that drivers who wish to avoid alcohol-toting passengers change the light on their car roofs, possibly to a different color. Hogan says the move will help let airport employees and customers know which taxis serve alcohol-carrying passengers. Drivers refusing a fare won't have to go to the end of the line. "Airport authorities are not in the business of interpreting sacred texts or dictating anyone's religious choices. ... Our goal is simply to ensure travelers at (the airport) are well served."

Separately, travelers will not be able to use Metro Transit rail to ferry between the two main terminals at the airport Lindbergh and Humphrey. The city-operated Hiawatha line, which runs from downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of America, usually stops at the two terminals, making it convenient for intra-airport travelers catching connecting flights. On Sept. 9, the airport closed the Humphrey stop for a year to build a $73 million parking ramp next to the terminal. The Metro will continue to stop at Lindbergh, which serves large, traditional airlines. The airport provides free shuttle buses that run between the two terminals every 10 minutes.

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