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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 07:15 am

Compulsive letter-writer Rev. Vincent Zankin has his say on hooch-hatin’ jicabbies:

The refusal by Muslim taxi drivers in the US midwest city of Minneapolis-St Paul to accept passengers carrying alcohol is not an “indictment of multiculturalism”.

The Koran’s strict prohibition on alcohol is observed by the vast majority of the world’s Muslims and, whether we like to hear it or not, alcohol remains one of the greatest social scourges of Western civilisation. So to argue that we should all unequivocally espouse the “primacy of secular democracy” wears a little thin when such grave moral and social issues are at stake. Moreover, experience teaches us that democracy has never been purely secular, and if it were, the West would open itself to the very real possibility of losing its moral bearings.

In the true spirit of multiculturalism, it is time we put a stop to berating Muslims to blindly accept our Western values and recognise that we have all much to learn from each other.

From each other? Well, OK; I’ll start by executing homosexuals. Meanwhile, our Islamic brothers seem to have already learned much about the West’s haste to beg for forgiveness. Here’s our latest apology, coincidentally also from Minnesota:

Top 40 radio station KDWB-FM in the Twin Cities has apologized for an on-air comedy skit called “Muslim Jeopardy.”

The skit included an announcer using a fake South Asia accent introducing contest categories such as “infamous infidels” and “potent portables,” according to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which said it had received complaints about the skit.

The skit also included a threat to behead a female host when she got an answer wrong, CAIR said.

Hey, it’s not as though she’d been raped or anything! And over in Spain:

Spanish villages are abandoning the centuries-old tradition of burning effigies of the Prophet Mohammed for fear of offending Muslims …

The fiestas celebrate events in 1492, when the Catholic kings of northern Spain defeated and expelled Muslim forces, ending more than 800 years of Moorish rule in the Iberian peninsula.

A new effigy tradition is already set to take its place.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/03/2006 at 12:47 PM
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