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Muslim Cab Wars in Dhimmiapolis — er, I Mean, Minneapolis

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By now you've probably heard about the Muslim cab wars in Minneapolis. If not, here's a quick synopsis. Seventy-five percent of the cab drivers servicing the Minneapolis International Airport are Somali Muslims and many of them have been refusing service to infidel passengers who engage in behaviors that aren't up to snuff when it comes to Islam.

For instance, let's say you're an average godless and contemptible infidel who just bought a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon at the duty-free shop and then you try to hail a cab with that devil's concoction in your possession. You're committing a grave sin against the Religion of Peace and can't possibly expect an observant Muslim to be complicit in your sin, not to mention defile his taxi by transporting you and your iniquitous liquid.

So what are you supposed to do? Well, apparently you're supposed to show your multicultural tolerance by acquiescing to the primitive customs of the Islamic cabbies and finding some other means of transportation that won’t involve giving offense to a person of another culture or faith.

As another example, let's say you're an unsighted person who gets around with the help of a seeing-eye dog. Yep, that's right. Don't expect to defile the purity of a Muslim taxi with your filthy beast. Refusing service in that kind of situation is a direct violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but so far Islam trumps such infidel legislation.

Amazing, isn’t it? In a world of political correctness gone mad, who could possibly mistreat the unsighted and get away with it? Muslims, that's who! But imagine that the cab drivers, rather than being Muslims, were instead bible-thumping Christian fundamentalists who were refusing fares for the exact same reasons. How long do you think they would get away with it before the ACLU would be all over them like white on rice and before Frank Rich, New York Times columnist extraordinaire, would write his umpteenth column about the Christian fundamentalist takeover of America? Half a day, maybe?

But for whatever unfathomable reason, the entire Western world, in its wretched multicultural misguidedness, seems to believe that it has to bend over backwards to accommodate the primitive beliefs of Islamic religious fanatics. The question of our time, of the age, is, why? Why would self-proclaimed secular Western societies do this?

It all stems from the cult of multiculturalism which basically says that any culture is as good as any other, so therefore all cultures must be tolerated. Anything less would be intolerant and intolerance is evil. And since Islamic culture is just another culture that is as good as any other, it must be tolerated in the name of multicultural tolerance, even if it is itself supremely intolerant and could eventually supplant the preexisting culture of tolerance, which would, in effect, spell the end of all that cherished toleration.

It could be the ultimate paradox. The West commits cultural suicide in the name of tolerance and in so doing, leaves the world in the hands of its most intolerant people. Brilliant!

Volumes are currently being filled with examples from all over the Western world of its groveling obsequiousness before Islam, all in the name of extreme multiculturalism. It’s everything from removing pork from hospital menus for fear of offending Muslims to banning the English national flag from English prisons because it displays the cross of St. George, which was used by the Crusaders and is therefore deemed offensive by imprisoned Muslim criminals.

If you stop and think about it, given that Islamic law’s top ten list of things to avoid includes not only alcohol and dogs, but infidels themselves, it would seem that for observant Muslims there can only be one final and ultimate solution if there is ever to be a world that is pure. It’s enough to send a shiver down an infidel’s back.

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  • Topper

    Excellent read Greg and you speak for millions of Americans. Unfortunately most Americans are dumb fucks.

  • http://elvirablack.blogspot.com/ Elvira Black

    Greg, that is some truly unbelieveable stuff. It’s like these fundamentalists are parasites feeding off a hapless host, and destroying it in the process. As you say, if their stringent, opressive religious and cultural beliefs are so glorious, why not stay in their own countries rather than trying to make America into another miserable version of the land they fled? We’ve got to stop wimping out and put our collective foot down–and stop letting these maniacs put their foot up our ass.

  • http://silverstarhawk.livejournal.com Jared Wright

    Thanks for writing this, Greg. I was going to weigh in on this issue, but as a user of a dog guide, I was unable to finish the piece without descending into my own personal disgust and fury which, while I feel is justified, probably would have come across as over the top and terribly insensitive. You did what I could not. The point is made, and I’m all the happier for it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMW5iYFGhM D’oh

    Sorry, gotta call bullshit.

    It’s called a taxi license, hack license, or livery medallion…all depending on what city you are in.

    But there are rules involved with holding that license, refusing service on the terms mentioned, or discriminating against a passenger for any number of reasons is against the law, and cause for revocation of said license.

    Such proceedings are underway as cases are being investigated. No need for the inflammatory bullshit, a simple case of breaking the terms of a license agreement.

  • Bliffle

    The license can be pulled, just like a pharmacist who refuses to fill a legal contraceptive prescription for personal religious reasons.

  • Reality

    Hey d’oh, if that’s the case then why is this happening?

    I will have to disagree with you on the bullshit bit.
    Yes it is time for inflammatory truth. muslims are a pack of losers stuck about 10,000yrs ago. They are the most savage barbarians currently on planet Earth. Anyone retarded enough to admit that he/she/it believes in the muslim fairytale should be IMMEDIATLY deported back to whatever backward shithole they call “homeland” and should NEVER be allowed to leave. If they want out, they can always leave to their “heaven” so they can meet the 70 hairy virgins.

    It is far past time to quit tolerating retarded jackasses that believe in stupid fairytales and the even more mentally challenged sub-humans that make excuses for them.

    Mankind Rules,
    Time to separate the ones that don’t get it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMW5iYFGhM D’oh

    For number 6 – Disagree all you like, but the truth is verifiable, and reality is unassailable.

    It has happened, there are documented instances, as you claim. And as I have stated, those are being investigated, and licenses are being pulled.

    This is a non-issue, if such happens to you or anyone, report it right then and there to the lead cab, or the cop within 50 feet of the taxi stand at any airport, have the medallion number or license plate number, and that’s that.

    As for your blatant bigotry, your own words show you are no better than those you are railing against.

    Are there assholes, small minded bigots and morons amongst the Muslim community, yes..yes of course.

    But your own comment #6, as well as all of history , shows that being an asshole is not limited to any racial or religious group… it’s a universal constant.

    Take your ire and focus it on the individuals who fuck up, rather than your Klannish tendency to paint an entire creed with a broad brush.

    Now, go back to listening to Prussian Blue, and do humanity a favor…..

    just stop typing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMW5iYFGhM D’oh

    Just to show the system working, try this article which delineates exactly what I am talking about, and discusses the issues and what is being done about them in length.

    Do notice that the commission is planning on having detailed updates to the licensing regulations in place by spring, when ALL licenses are due to be renewed, and that one on the panel states quite clearly – “We want the drivers to know about the policy in advance, so that if they don’t think they can work under these conditions, they have the option of not renewing their license,” Hogan said.”

    As I stated previously, a non-issue, the in-place systems are doing their job.

  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    D’oh,

    I sorta have a dog in this fight. My father-in-law, who hails from St. Paul (across the Mississippi from Dhimmiapolis) is getting up in years and may have to give up his driving license soon. This means he will be dependent on cabs to get around when his son and son-in law can’t ferry him around. I don’t dislike Somalis. But they do not have any right to treat my father-in-law like some damned dhimmi in Mogasdishu.

    I remember seeing all the Somali cabbies at Twin Cities International and at the SuperAmerica where I used to get my Saturn washed. They were not the friendliest looking bunch, and they all spoke Somali…

    The licensing commission is holding hearings and planning this and that, but in the meantime, the drivers continue to enforce their moral code on the hard drinking, Bible reading Minnesotans. Fortunately, my father-in-law does not stumble about with a bottle in his hand. Then there is the issue of who owns the medallions.

    If Diamond Cabs, for argument’s sake, owns the medallions, then there is only so much the commission can do to the owner of the medallions. They can’t tell Diamond not to hire Somalis, they can’t tell them to fire Somalis; they can only tell them to enforce rules that they pass. And then every violation is another hearing. I used to rent a cab in St. Paul. I’m familiar with this on the very personal level of having been a cab driver.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMW5iYFGhM D’oh

    Ruvy, check the link. they can indeed pull the medallions, and the hack licenses for violations.

    You are correct that they cannot say who to hire, but they sure as fuck can suspend, fine and pull the licenses from those that don’t follow the rules.

    This is similar to an old fight in NYC where black people were notable to get cabs at night. Took some time, and some firings, fines and rules reviews…but it got sorted out.

    Same thing here. It’s against the law to not allow a blind person with their dog into a cab, and a cabbie cannot refuse service for being in possession of legal goods. If they do, report them and prosecute the fuckers.

    This quote from an official in the city says it all – “We want the drivers to know about the policy in advance, so that if they don’t think they can work under these conditions, they have the option of not renewing their license,”.

  • meh

    Here’s an interesting article I found refuting the beliefs of those cab drivers by a Muslim in MI.

    Interesting read, check it out.

  • surj1936

    I whole heartedly agree with comments of(Reality)If these Somalis/Muslims do not want to carry the passingers with bottle of wine or any other drinks,including dogs,why the hack are they driving the taxis then?As he says Muslims are the most savage and barbarians on this planet,this is the very reason these savages can not form a Government in Somalia.They MUST be send packing back to Somalia.You Americans better wake up before it is too late.Islam is a problem to the civilized world.

  • Zedd

    Let me get this.

    Somalis are telling people that they can not come into their cabs if they have liquor in their hands because drinking alcohol is against their religion?

    or

    Cab drivers are afraid to pick up drunks

    or

    all immigrants learn the culture over time. In their culture such behavior may be beyond rude and they haven’t made the switch yet but they will over time like all other immigrants.

    I think you need to calm down. You sound a little prejudice and colored. You seem to be on a mission of sorts. Its sort of silly and uncouth. Whats the real story with you??

  • Zedd

    Reality

    Your version of reality is creepy. You must have grown up in a volitile environment. I cant believe that the human mind can conjure up such vileness against COMPLET strangers.

    There is another reality only I don’t think you have the capablity of seeing it. It seems that to you, what is raw, depraved and contemptible is what is real. That is sad and it says a lot about your inner world and past experiences. WOW!

  • Mohjho

    “It all stems from the cult of multiculturalism which basically says that any culture is as good as any other, so therefore all cultures must be tolerated”

    What the hell are you talking about? I don’t recognize this ‘cult’, but I do recognize the ignorance of your argument. What ‘cult’ in this country thinks your cab scenario is a good thing and should be protected or even tolerated? What you are describing is the privilege to discriminate. We have been fighting privilege for centuries. This is what makes our culture…better, in theory.

  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    I found this little item from October 2006 at Cox & Forkum. Let’s look at the fatwa which started all this, shall we?

    “When I asked Patrick Hogan, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman, for his explanation, he forwarded a fatwa, or religious edict, that the MAC had received. The fatwa proclaims that ‘Islamic jurisprudence’ prohibits taxi drivers from carrying passengers with alcohol, ‘because it involves cooperating in sin according to the Islam.’”

    So, this is not a matter of Somali drivers trying to fit into American society and not understanding it. And it’s not a matter of being afraid of Twin Cities boozers either. They’ve been picking up drunks and boozers in the Twin Cities for at least a decade, because they’ve lived in the States at least a decade. And, speaking from experience, a boozer can be a good fare. He’s not likely to know the difference between a ten and a twenty, or even a fifty, if one is floating in his pockets…

    Let’s also look at D’oh’s link from the Star Tribune of 3 January, [comment #10] which talks about planned hearings at the MAC.

    “But Hassan Mohamud, imam at Al-Taqwa Mosque of St. Paul, and director of the Islamic Law Institute at the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, one of the largest Islamic organizations in the state, said that asking Muslims to transport alcohol ‘is a violation of their faith’ as well as of the spirit of the First Amendment.

    Mohamud, an attorney who teaches Islamic law at William Mitchell Law School in St. Paul, said, ‘Muslims do not consume, carry, sell or buy alcohol.’ Islam also considers the saliva of dogs to be unclean, he said.

    Mohamud said he would ask airport officials to reconsider, adding that he hoped that a compromise could be worked out that would serve as a bridge between the American legal system and the cultural and religious values of the immigrants.

    Currently, he said, more than half of the state’s taxi drivers are Muslim and about 150,000 people follow Islam in Minnesota, most of them in the metro area.

    ‘So the commission should respect the will of the majority of the taxi drivers, with complete accommodation to the consumers,” Mohamud said.

    Many Somali taxi drivers don’t have any problem transporting passengers with alcohol and are worried about a backlash, countered Omar Jamal, executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center. Jamal said he supports the tougher penalties.

    ‘We tell the taxi drivers, if you don’t want to do this, change your job,” he said. “You are living in a country where alcohol is not viewed the way it is in your country.’

    Now, according to the S’trib, all the hearings are as of yet planned. But this article is two weeks old.

    Joe Soucheray, a columnist who has been hanging around newsrooms in the Twin Cities for decades, wrote on 7 January in the Pioneer Press,

    “Because so many taxicabs at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are driven by Somalis and because there are enough Somalis who, for religious reasons, refuse to take passengers, the people who run the airport are doing the American thing, for which they need to be cheered. They are proposing to revoke the cab license of any driver who refuses to take a passenger. The first offense would result in a 30-day loss of license, and each refusal thereafter would result in a two-year suspension.”

    When I drove cab, I didn’t need a cab license. I rented the cab from its owner and dead-headed around. This is likely true of a lot of the Somali drivers today.

    When I looked up the Pioneer Press, and the S’trib, I found no updates of any kind in terms of news. So, evidently the MAC has not yet implemented or even passed any higher penalties for cabbies in the Twin Cities. So folks riding in the cabs in the Twin Cities will still have to haul their burqas and prayer rugs along (wrapping the liquor bottles inside)…

  • Hameonrye

    Reality#6. Are you reading the works of sr. Dam I loved your comment. Even my camel Shemeal cant stand their stink. You do know they wear soiled dirty cloth diapers for hats. 70 hariy virgins. I cant even come up with your wit. Of course Im the village idiot or Hameonrye riding around on my beloved camel Shemeal fighting for truth, justice and the American way. Tonto rides on the back hump and I sit up front on the foward hump. “Hi-Ho, Shemeal, away.

  • Anonymous

    “It all stems from the cult of multiculturalism which basically says that any culture is as good as any other, so therefore all cultures must be tolerated”

    This is wrong. In America multiculturism means that every culture is BETTER than the American culture.

  • James

    The hypocrisy and ignorance on display here are nearly unbelievable!
    What do I mean by “hypocrisy”? The majority of posts here are outraged by the idea of one person refusing a service to another person based on the latter’s use or possession of a legal substance because of the first person’s religious beliefs about that substance. Yet, as #5 alludes to, there is a raging national debate about whether doctors and pharmacists have the “right” to refuse to make or fill legally issued birth control prescriptions (for legally produced drugs) based on those doctors’ and pharmacists’ religious beliefs. The difference? The beliefs about birth control are christian, the beliefs about alcohol are muslim. (Where #5 is wrong is that these christians are, with few exceptions, NOT having their licenses taken away. As a matter of fact many states, and even our president, are suggesting laws that would protect their “rights”.) I’d bet $100 that most of the posters here outraged by the cabbies would side with the pharmacists.
    “Hello, Pot!” “Hello, Kettle!”
    On the charge of ignorance I am mostly being charitable; I actually suspect the failure to see the hypocrisy is more due to stupidity than ignorance. I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt, though.
    So what do I think about the cabbies? Their refusal, just like the christian pharmacist’s, is based on ignorant beliefs that are centuries outdated. Both cases should result in the revocation of licenses.

  • P.O.’d

    I’ll tell you what’s defilement. Bringing Somalians over here in the first place.

  • paul franzen

    muslims out of america now! these brutal followers of a so-called peaceful religion should be screened at the border. we are at war with these mongrels and we let them have more rights than your average citizen! send them back to wherever they are from, and let them kill eachother. i will not let a muslim put his religious views on me. it will never happen.