Thursday, October 26, 2006

Conservatives break bread with Muslims

This guy who can usually be counted on in his unhinged tirades at his collective blog against anything in the Star Tribune today professes his undying love and infatuation with the poodle-permed Katherine Kersten whom he calls the only reporter at the Star Tribune due to her latest 'investigative column'.

The technicality that I will point out is that columnists at newspapers (nearly a decade of experience at some...) pen OPINIONS. They essentially are paid for the services of providing one of many editorial views within the pages of the paper. That is why you will only rarely see a reporter pen a column. It can clearly muddy their objectiveness when reporting events.

Kersten, a columnist, did some investivative column-writing work and found out that, GASP, not all Muslim cab drivers at the international airport in Bloomington, MN will kick you to the curb if you are lugging a bottle of wine from point A to point B via their cab. (Much like the long held myth that all Catholics oppose birth control)

Wait a second, I thought that compassionate conservatives like Eberly and Kersten were supposed to lump everyone of certain ethnicities or beliefs under the same umbrella and shun them all equally.

Kersten, who was likely speaking to a person who wasn't a white christian for the first time ever, found out that some of those who object to transporting liquor are members of some Muslim Brotherhood.

While I've said it before, no double standards, there are always exceptions. Those cabbies who belong to some brotherhood are standing up for their beliefs. However, they also have a ob to do and in the laws pertaining to their licensure, they are required to transport whatever and whomever pays a fare.

However, the very conservatives who shun Muslims on a daily basis for their supposed religion of hatred are now patting themselves on the back for supporting the cabbies who will let passengers into their cabs with a bottle of booze. They will go on hating those that aren't assimilating to all aspects of the American culture.

That, folks, is your look at how compassionate conservatives talk out both sides of their collective mouths.


Fared Mohammed said...

IKhwanweb is the Muslim Brotherhood's only official English web site. The Main office is located in London, although Ikhwanweb has correspondents in most countries. Our staff is exclusively made of volunteers and stretched over the five continents.

The Muslim Brotherhood opinions and views can be found under the sections of MB statements and MB opinions, in addition to the Editorial Message.

Items posted under "other views" are usually different from these of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ikhwanweb does not censor any articles or comments but has the right only to remove any inappropriate words that defy public taste

Ikhwanweb is not a news website, although we report news that matter to the Muslim Brotherhood's cause. Our main misson is to present the Muslim Brotherhood vision right from the source and rebut misonceptions about the movement in western societies. We value debate on the issues and we welcome constructive criticism.

Fared Mohammed said...

MB Denies Involvement In The Somali Cab Drivers Controversy

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) denied completely any involvement in the current dispute caused by a group of Somali Muslim cab drivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, U.S.A, who are refusing to pick up drunk passengers or those carrying alcoholic beverages claiming that Islam prohibits them from driving passengers with Alcohol.
Dr. Mohamed Habib, the first Deputy Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, affirmed that Muslim Brotherhood has nothing to do whatsoever with what these Muslim cab drivers believe or view mistakenly as religious decree. Dr. Habib described the cabbies' position as “absurd” and added “Muslims must respect and comply with the laws and regulations of the countries they live in and be a good example for their fellow citizens”
Dr. Habib stated that these drivers are free to believe in whatever they think is right or wrong, however, he strongly condemned them for “trying to impose their own personal believes on society” and stated that those drivers must transport passengers anywhere, “those who are refusing to transport certain passengers are indeed breaking the laws and the regulations sanctioned by the local authorities which prohibit discrimination in any form or shape. “These drivers are ought to look for a different type of work which they feel more comfortable with and which can accommodate their own personal believes without causing hardships for others”. The cab drivers had requested that dispatchers exempt them to pick up passengers heading to liquor stores and bars.
Dr. Habib also stated that these cabbies by transporting drunk passengers are indeed protecting society had these passengers driven their own cars and gotten into accidents that might result into the loss of innocent lives.
Meanwhile, Dr. Habib praised the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which regulates taxi service at the airport, for its patience while for two years has been discussing this issue with cab drivers trying to accommodate them. The commission had earlier agreed to let cabbies use lights on top of the cabs to identify drivers who won't transport alcohol so airport employees could direct passengers with alcohol to a willing driver, but later dropped that proposal after many Muslims themselves denounced the cabbies position.
Several organizations and media outlets in the U.S, driven by their own hatred towards the Muslim Brotherhood, have been engaging in a smear campaign and trying disparately to link the Muslim Brotherhood to the current controversy, which the MB has nothing to do with it. These laughable and despicable reports have capitalized on the controversy they helped to create in the first place and frantically panicked about what they called “the Muslim Brotherhood project to islamize the U.S by imposing the Sharia Law on Americans”, which is utterly ridiculous.
The Muslim Brotherhood views and opinions can only be obtained through its official channels and should not be held responsible for other individuals or entities that might try to associate themselves with the group.
The Muslim Brotherhood follows and promotes a moderate interpretation of Islam, and do not condone radical views. In the contrary, the MB has been always a staunch advocate of tolerance and coexistence among Muslims and people of other religions or cultures.