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stevenjamar at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 06:42:21 PDT 2006
The state may well choose to accommodate things for which the
constitution does not compel accommodation.
Is it the religious motive of the driver that matters? Or the
conduct of the passenger? Can these taxi drivers discriminate
against all those who drink alcohol? For that matter, why don't
they, if that is the basis for the action.
This is an arbitrary, idiosyncratic interpretation of the dictates of
Islam with so many internal inconsistencies as to not be the sort of
thing that needs be granted the hammer of constitutionalizing the
accommodation. Of course the fact that it is so idiosyncratic
doesn't really matter (much) except insofar as it can be shown to
really be non-genuine -- because how do they (logically) distinguish
between those who had wine on the plane, those carrying bottles in
luggage, those carrying bottles in bags, those carrying bottles in
As to color coding by this or that passenger -- is that not a form of
discrimination against passengers too? You can only take green cabs,
but others can take either green or purple?
Curious to me how this little aberrant understanding of Islam in
practice would get started and then grow as it did. Interesting
demonstration of group-think.
Prof. Steven D. Jamar vox: 202-806-8017
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