Thursday, October 26, 2006

Fatwa This Cabbie!

Katherine Kersten illustrates what can be learned by asking a simple question:

When I asked Patrick Hogan, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman, for his explanation, he forwarded a fatwa, or religious edict, that the MAC had received. The fatwa proclaims that "Islamic jurisprudence" prohibits taxi drivers from carrying passengers with alcohol, "because it involves cooperating in sin according to the Islam."

The fatwa, dated June 6, 2006, was issued by the "fatwa department" of the Muslim American Society, Minnesota chapter, and signed by society officials.

Fatwas, right here in Minnesota. How about that?

Luckily for us, we needn't attempt to predict the end game. As the Anchoress points out at CQ, Europe is providing a virtual time portal into what awaits America if we don't wake up regarding radical Islam:

The number of emigrants leaving the Netherlands and Germany has already surpassed the number of immigrants moving in. One does not have to be prophetic to predict, like Henryk Broder, that Europe is becoming Islamic. Just consider the demographics. The number of Muslims in contemporary Europe is estimated to be 50 million. It is expected to double in twenty years. By 2025, one third of all European children will be born to Muslim families. Today Mohammed is already the most popular name for new-born boys in Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other major European cities.

Read that last sentence again.

With the influx of muslim immigrants comes increasing demands for sharia law. Taxi drivers at the airport don't have much power now, but imagine how the scenario might play out if those muslims felt emboldened by large numbers.

Of course, we don't have to imagine that either. We need only look at France, Denmark, and the name a few.

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