Thursday, October 12, 2006
Standard fare in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Muslim cabbies in Minneapolis sparked controversy by declaring their faith forbids them from driving passengers with booze. These cabdrivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have been refusing to accommodate folks packing liquor from duty-free shopping or wine country visits. Backers think the airport should support the Muslims. Critics insist the protesting Muslims discriminate against people of other faiths and are trying to impose Islamic law. As if traveling to Minneapolis wasn’t depressing enough already.
• R.J. Reynolds agreed to stop U.S. sales of flavored smokes like Twista Lime and Mocha Taboo, which critics insisted were targeting youth. Funny, Muslim cabbies in Minneapolis probably had no problem with driving folks smoking these products.