Muslim taxi drivers in the US - who do they think they are?
January 5, 2007 8:17pm CST
I just say the O'Reilly Factor and he did a segment on how city-hired Muslim taxicab drivers at an airport (forget which one)are refusing to give people rides if they have unopened bottles of alcohol or an animal such as a seeing eye dog (or a freakin' chihuahua) or anything else they find religiously offensive. The problem is, they are city or state hired employees. In NYC, taxicab drivers can go to jail if they won't pick up individuals due to prejudice. They are required to pick up anyone as long as they aren't an imminent threat to the driver. Bill asked the Muslim correspondent, "So is it okay for a Jewish taxicab driver to refuse to pick up a Christian wearing a cross?" and the guy skirted the question and basically said religious sensitivity is more important than good service. My opinion is, if you are going to bring your a$$ to the United States, you need to play like the rest of us do. Don't bring your religious hang-ups here. I mean feel free to worship any god you want whether out in public or in your own home, but if you want to work on our economy, leave your prejudice and personal feelings at home and do your d@mn job! If you want respect while living in the US then you better respect all of us non-Muslims no matter what or don't let the door hit you on the way out. I'm not being prejudice, but if you don't care about me as a human being than I could care less about you - call it indifference. Just buh-bye, whatever. Luckily the hiring agency, whether it was the city or the state heard about this and isn't having it. They are saying, either do your job like everyone else or we will fire you. I am so happy to hear there are those out there willing to stand up for American ideals without all this PC BS that started with the war.
1 Feb 07
I've heard this story also, and I agree with the majority of the other posters. I would tell them to get another job. There are plenty of people at the airport who have alchohol with the duty free shops and all. Can you imagine if they said they didn't want to pick up a fare because the person was black, or Jewish? Gimme a break. Religion should be practiced at home. Not on your job.
• United States
27 Jan 07
I agree with u not4me...most people want to bring religion discrimation into everyday things and situations in live...wether it be at work...taking a ride in a taxi...and even in the white house...example the war in iraq and how bush wants muslims to change there religious beliefs to be more like christians....i makes no sense discrimation is all to alive and well in this country..
• United States
26 Jan 07
They say they can't do a lot of things.. For example they cant' go to strip clubs.. I guarantee you if a stripper or scanitly clad woman was there they would be fighting over who got to drive her. If they can't perform the duties required for the job, they need to find another line of work..