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Muslim cab wars in Dhimmiapolis -- er, I mean, Minneapolis
By Greg Strange
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 most 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 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 beliefs of Islamic religious fanatics. The question of our time, of the age, is, why? Why would self-proclaimed secular Western societies do this? Why, why, why?
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.
In the meantime, there may be a tiny smidgen of hope in Minnesota, at least for the moment, where it is still theoretically possible that Minneapolis won't become Dhimmiapolis. The Metropolitan Airport Commission, which oversees policy at Minneapolis International Airport, is going to conduct hearings to decide on a proposal that states that all cab drivers at the airport will be expected to carry all passengers with alcohol and seeing-eye dogs. If there is any sanity left in the Western world, that proposal will pass.
That would no doubt upset the Somali cab drivers, but here's something for them to think about. If Islam was such a great thing, they could just get jobs at Mogadishu International instead of having to slink off to some infidel country to find a decent life. But Mogadishu International is almost never open for business because Somalia is a failed, war-torn Islamic state, and like so many other basket-case Islamic states, the only thing to be found there is misery, violence and hard times.
So Somalis, as well as other denizens of other failed Islamic states, fan out all over the globe seeking economic opportunity in non-Islamic countries, and in particular, Western countries since they tend to be the most prosperous. The amazing thing is that so many of them never seem to be able to put two and two together to figure out that if going to a non-Islamic country is the only way to get a decent life, then maybe Islam's not all it's cracked up to be.
So instead of adapting to their new environments, they continue right on with their customs while their Western hosts, who would never tolerate such nonsense from their own Christian populations, mouth vapid platitudes about tolerance and the splendor of diversity.
Maybe Minneapolis will draw the line at the mistreatment of blind people by Islamic fanatics. On the other hand, Minneapolis was the chosen site of the flying imams' mini-airport jihad, not to mention having just sent the first Muslim to the U.S. Congress. I guess you could say all bets are off and there could still be a Dhimmiapolis in the future.
Greg Strange's web site can be found at http://www.greg-strange.com. (c) 2007 Greg Strange