Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cabbies Refusing to Carry Passengers with Alcohol?

I read this article and had to chuckle. Most of you will know that I'm not one of those people that is likely to say, "America, Love it or leave it." But this article almost makes me want to say that. In the article it explains that about 75% of the cabbies at the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport feel that they are exempt (for religious reasons) from taking passengers that are carrying alcohol. Local Islamic religious leaders issued a ruling indicating that even the transportation of alcohol is prohibited to people of Muslim faith. I'm all for religious freedom. Pray to whatever big father in the sky you like and call him whatever you want, but this is getting ridiculous. Are Mormon strippers going to claim that they are exempt from taking their clothes off so that they may retain their modesty? Will a Jewish waiter refuse to deliver a shrimp dish to his patrons because it isn't Kosher? Give me a break.

1 comment:

Space Cadet 'R' said...

The obvious solution is to drink all your alcohol before enterting the cab.

"Hey, Moqtada! Didshu happen t'read 'End of Faith' by Sham Harrish? That guy really hatesh you! But yer okay *hic* in my book."