So if you are flying to Minneapolis, Minnesota – that beautiful city with that greatest monument to the American consumerism, the Mall of America and would be taking a cab from the airport and you are carrying wine with you then my advice to you is don’t! That is, either don’t fly to Minneapolis, or don’t take a cab or don’t carry wine or any other alcoholic drinks with you.
Because the Muslim cabbies serving the airport, and they form 33% of the cabbies there, will refuse you a ride if you are carrying alcohol. Now, where’s the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union ) when you really need them?
From a CNN story:
“This is America, we have freedom of religion,” says one cabbie. We could see their feelings are intense — that the issue seems to cut to the core of their identity.
“The Metropolitan Airport Commission is discriminating against us Muslim drivers,” says Abdulkaddir Adan, a Somalian-American who’s been driving a cab in the Twin Cities for two years.
Sure dude, this is America and that is why no one’s forcing you to be a cabbie. Go get yourself some other job rather than pushing your religion values on me. If every religion starts pushing its values on others, then there’d be no end to it. Going by the same rationale, why should devout pro-life Catholic pharmacists be punished when they refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control pills?