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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 01:20 pm
Minneapolis airport bosses were initially inclined to accommodate Muslim cabbies’ rejection of booze-carrying passengers. They’ve since wised up:
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport officials want to crack down on Muslim taxi drivers who refuse to carry alcohol or service dogs in their cabs.
At a meeting Wednesday of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, airport staff members asked the commission to give the go-ahead for public hearings on a tougher policy that would suspend the licenses of drivers who refuse service for any reason other than safety concerns.
Drivers who refuse to accept passengers transporting alcohol or service dogs would have their airport licenses suspended 30 days for the first offense and revoked two years for the second offense, according to a proposed taxi ordinance revision.
Omar Jamal, executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center, supports the proposed rules:
“We tell the taxi drivers, if you don’t want to do this, change your job,” he said. “You are living in a country where alcohol is not viewed the way it is in your country.”
(Via taxi oracle Adrian the cabbie)