Muslim Cab Drivers lose Muslim Prayer Room Privileges.
There are two sides to every story but I have a hard time believing Muslims would welcome a Jewish Cabbie into their prayer room. Whatever happened, I doubt this will go to court, to many questions and lots of scrutiny from Bloggers will ensure this story gets more coverage than it deserves. Islam doesn’t usually like scrutiny.
Reality is any prayer room should have been non-denominational, Muslims do not deserve special treatment.
Sarah Dallof reporting, January 30th, 2008, ksl.com
A shuttle driver has filed a complaint with the FAA against the Salt Lake International Airport, saying officials allowed thousands of religious services to be conducted on public property.
-This could be a good Idea and could work to close all Muslim prayer rooms in Hospitals, schools, and airports (like I said they do not want this to go very far)
Muslim cab drivers began praying in a small airport building used as a break room after 9-11, because, the airport says, they became targets, with people yelling at them and throwing things.
-I would have to see police reports before I bought into that one. I travel often and have never seen anyone insult or throw things at a minion. This is just more Muslims playing the “we are victims card”
Last week we brought you the story of a Muslim cab driver at the airport who says he was assaulted when he tried to pray inside the building. Tonight the man charged in that case speaks out about his case against the airport.
Shuttle driver Jeff Brueningsen took photos inside the building he and other drivers share at the airport. “It was definitely an Islamic center.” He said it didn’t feel right, so he filed a complaint with the FAA against the airport.
-So they countered with accusations of their own.
“In proper, polite company you never bring up politics or religion. And they introduced both instantly into what’s supposed to be a professional, secular transportation-aviation facility,” Brueningsen said.
-A common pattern of Muslim intolerance.
In the complaint he details claims that he was harassed by a group of Muslim drivers who he says have threatened to kill him. It came to a head earlier this month when Brueningsen says Mohammed Alahmed and other drivers attacked him.
-Sounds like the minions alright.
“They were going like this, using their fingers, saying, ‘You F-ing Jew, you don’t want us to pray here,'” Brueningsen says.
-It is always sad to see grown Muslims crying.
Alahmed says it was the other way around, that Brueningsen tried to stop him from praying. “He say the F word against me, and I didn’t do anything. And he grabbed me from my shirt and hit me with his hand,” Alahmed said.
-Deny everything and make counter accusations-another common minion strategy.
Airport police investigated and charged only Brueningsen with assault. Shortly after, the airport closed the building, and Muslim drivers began praying outside.
No one was happy.
-To bad so sad.
Cab driver Yuriy Artuyunyan says, “We cannot have breakfast, we cannot go to restroom, we cannot play chess.”
Barbara Gann, with the Salt Lake International Airport, said, “There were some grave concerns over safety and possible escalating violence.”
-So prayer feeds, entertains and cleans them? That is an amazing claim, prove it in court and you win the case.
Airport officials say they never sanctioned prayers, but they never stopped them. Instead, they trusted the drivers to be courteous and respectful to one another, a plan that didn’t work.
-Lol, haven’t met many Muslims had they? They rarely “courteous and respectful”
Airport and city officials are meeting to decide what to do with the building. While they do that, Brueningsen isn’t allowed to work on airport property.
-So no investigation and he is punished? Sounds like discrimination-ACLU did you know about this?