Friday, September 29, 2006

Islamic Law in America - It Can't Happen Here - Right?

After all we're a democratic country, right? We're not about to let our system of laws be dismantled in favor of Islamic religious laws. Right?

"About three-quarters of the 900 taxi drivers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are Somalis, many of them Muslim. And about three times each day, would-be customers are refused taxi service when a driver sees they're carrying alcohol.

"It's become a significant customer-service issue," said Patrick Hogan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, on Thursday.

Now the airports commission has a solution: color-coding the lights on the taxi roofs to indicate whether a driver will accept a booze-toting fare. The actual colors haven't been decided on yet, but commission officials met Thursday with representatives of the taxi drivers and the Minnesota chapter of the Muslim American Society to continue working on the plan.

Hogan said taxi starters at curbside will look for duty-free bags with bottles or other obvious signs of alcohol and steer riders to cabs whose drivers don't object to booze."

Got that? 3 out of 4 taxi cab drivers out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are Muslims and they've decided they won't accept fares who violate a particular air of Islamic law. Rather than barring them from collecting fares, the Airport Commission has put out procedures implementing Islamic law around an American airport, checking whether customers are violating Islamic law.

Muslims now control a major part of access to a major airport and have demonstrated they will use it to control who can and can't be transported from it. Forget an Arab company running our ports, this is much bigger. Islamic law has defacto been implemented and accepted by civil authorities. Where does it go next?

Buzek said her treatment goes against American values."I came to this country and I didn't expect anybody to adjust to my needs. I don't want to impose my beliefs on anyone else. That's why I'm in this country, because of the freedom. What's going to be next? ... Do I have to cover my head?"

The real answer, is of course yes, by stages. Muslim cabbies can begin with alcohol because there's already a suspicion of it in Western societies. It's a short step from barring passengers with alcohol to barring passengers with ham sandwiches. According to Islam both are forbidden after all. Then transport to women they consider immodestly dressed, to Israelis, to people sporting crosses, etc. There's a lot of things Sharia, Islamic Law, forbids after all.

When people lack the will to stand up for their rights and for their Constitution, they will find it replaced by an Islamic will and an Islamic law. You can email your protest here or write to

Metropolitan Airports Commission
6040 28th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55450

It can't happen here, right?


Lemon Lime Moon said...

If this was a real American the ACLU would be all over them.
This is just satanic.

Sultan Knish said...

if xtians had been doing this, the ACLU would be freaking out, and so would a dozen other groups

imagine xtian drivers saying alcohol in the cab was against their religion

Lemon Lime Moon said...

Yup, certainly.

Sultan Knish said...

but when islamic theocratic tyranny comes calling, all you hear is the wind blowing

let's see what happens when they don't want gay passengers in their cabs

N.B. Goldstein said...

Very scary stuff. Soon it'll be too late. Just look at what's been happening in Britain - they're a lost cause already.

We'd better start standing up for our way of life b4 it's too late!

Great post!

Anonymous said...

Lock & Load kiddies...thank Allah...ooops I Mean God for the 2nd for me

Keliata said...

Excellent post once again. Oh yes, the ACLU would be drooling if this involved christians or jews.

But Muslims...ah, they're the sacred cows of the times. Any attempt to call this racist practice for what it is--racism--is just too much for pc crowd to deal with. But actually it is more insidious and malignant than racism, isn't it? That's what makes it so alarming.

I just sent my protest email.

Andy said...

If you go to and read on what White has to say about Bush's war in Iraq you see clearly that that all fits in. I truly wonder what's next.

girlgoyle said...

i emailed the Public relations person at the airport he replied
" I should point out that officials from the Minnesota state Department of Human rights have advised us that people with booze are not a protected class under the law; religious groups are. If we refuse to make a "reasonable accommodation" we may be found in violation of state or federal laws.

Sultan Knish said...

well you might point out that blind people are a protected group and that in any case the law cannot be used to protect religious freedoms by discriminating against others

if they could christian employers could refuse to hire people they consider immoral including say unmarried women in long term relationships

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