10/16/2006

Taxis

This article raises a good question of how far we need to go in order to accomodate other religious beliefs. Muslim taxidrivers refuse to carry alcohol?

"Why stop with alcohol? Muslim taxi drivers in several countries already balk at allowing seeing-eye dogs in their cars. Future demands could include not transporting women with exposed arms or hair, homosexuals, and unmarried couples. For that matter, they could ban men wearing kippas, as well as Hindus, atheists, bartenders, croupiers, astrologers, bankers, and quarterbacks."
Or is it just some beliefs we need to accomodate? What if Christians proposed to shut down airports altogether on the Sabbath? How far do you think that would get?

1 comment:

Walter Greenspan said...

For a different take see here for the story and here for the analysis of the story.