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Here's my one simple rule about relations with Islam: We can all get along, but this country is a Sharia-free zone and should stay that way.
Sharia law is Islamic law based on the Koran and it is evidently the law of the land in the Minneapolis airport where Muslim cab drivers — mostly from Somalia — are saying they will not obey American law, the law of the Minneapolis Airport Authority.
The law of our land says if you have a cab license you must take whatever passenger shows up for a ride. But the Muslim cabbies say they will not carry someone who is carrying alcohol. So you get off the plane with your duty-free bottle of scotch you picked up at Heathrow, and no cab ride.
At first this story was reported as a few Muslim cab drivers. It now turns out the few is way, way more. Up to 80 percent of the cab drivers are Muslim-Somalis and they want to impose Sharia law on their passengers: no alcohol. Certainly no bottles of alcohol in the cab, and soon no alcohol in the passenger. What's on your breath, bub? Beer? You can walk.
This is outrageous and the Minneapolis Airport Authority insisted the Muslim cab drivers obey the law. But the cab drivers have now refused. They want Sharia law for themselves and imposed on their passengers. If the Minneapolis Airport Authority caves on this, every member of that board should be fired.
If Muslim cabbies won't obey our law they should go back to where their law is the law of the land. Somalia is a hellhole, but if they want to live under Somali law they can certainly go back there and live as they please. But they are here, and in this country the law is not based on the Koran and these cab drivers need to learn that fast.
I can't believe the people of Minnesota will cave to this, but I suppose they might. Political correctness is afoot in the land. Who are we to demand our own law when new arrivals want to impose theirs?
If this stands we shall run an official boycott of cabs in Minneapolis. I've never taken a Minneapolis cab, but I might fly there with a bottle of scotch just to boycott the cabbies.
I could believe this is happening in London, but here? Outrageous.
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