Decade of drink defiance

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 07:22 am

The latest on those alcohol-averse Minneapolis taxi drivers:

Cab drivers said some have refused two fares in a day, which can burn up nearly half a 12-hour shift. Cab drivers said they’d rather wait for another fare than risk punishment in the afterlife.

“It is forbidden in Islam to carry alcohol,” Mursal said. “Therefore, I don’t carry alcohol” …

[Airport spokesman Pat] Hogan said refusals to carry alcohol began 10 years ago but came from just a handful of drivers. Now, though, he estimates that three-quarters of the 900 airport cabdrivers are Somali, most of them Muslim. Hogan said drunken passengers haven’t had trouble getting a cab, just the ones who let on that they’re carrying a bottle.

Ponder the media outrage if drivers refused service to anybody carrying the Koran.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/02/2006 at 01:44 PM
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