Commissioners at one of the country's biggest airports are considering punishing Muslim cab drivers who refuse service to passengers possessing alcohol or guide dogs.
The cabbies claim transporting those items violates Islamic law.
"It is against our faith and the airport is discriminating against Muslim drivers," says a cab driver who would only give his first name, Hashim.
Three-quarters of the 900 cabbies licensed to operate at the airport are Muslim, most from Somalia. It is unclear how many are adhering to this letter of Islamic law which considers the purchase, drinking and transport of alcoholic beverages a sin.
Islam also regards the saliva from dogs to be unclean.
COMMENTATE: Just to make the Muslim issue clear. I know NS Germany was friendly with Muslim countries. Okay! That was over 50 years ago and things are now different. If the Muslims would have set some bombs off in NS Berlin and wanted to move to NS Germany where they would have tried to protest to remove bacon and dogs from the country then there would have been problems. BIG TIME! However, back then, they were over 1,000 miles away and probably a good thing.
Jews don't like Muslims. Muslims don't like Jews. Both groups can be arrogant and aggressive and wear their welcome out real quick.
|Apparently, this dog expresses itself on a Muslim book!|