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April 30, 2007

Airport Adds Foot Basins For Muslim Cabbies

Police worry about Kansas City 'catering' to Islamic rituals

The Kansas City International Airport has added several foot-washing basins in restrooms to accommodate a growing number of Muslim taxicab drivers who requested the facilities to prepare for daily Islamic prayer.

The move concerns airport police who worry about Middle Eastern men loitering inside the building. After 9/11, the airport beefed up its police force to help prevent terrorist attacks.

"Why are we constructing places of worship for them inside our airports?" said an airport official who requested anonymity. "Why are we catering to their rituals? We don't do it for any other religion."

Other major airports also are dealing with increased demands from Muslim cabdrivers.

For instance, cabbies at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recently caused a stir when they refused to carry passengers possessing alcoholic beverages or accompanied by seeing-eye dogs. Alcohol is forbidden in Islam, and dogs are considered unclean.

There are approximately 250 taxicab drivers operating at KCI Airport in Missouri, one of the largest airports in the U.S., linking some 10 million passengers between mid-America and other U.S. cities. Approximately 70 percent of the drivers are of Middle Eastern heritage and practice the Islamic faith, sources say.

KCI Airport Police are responsible for the cab drivers, including the holding areas of the building. The KCI Aviation Department, which oversees the police, recently expanded the taxicab facility restroom area to include the construction of four individual foot-washing benches.

The cost of the project is not immediately known. A spokeswoman for the engineering department said she could not break out the figures.

KCI Airport Police Capt. Jim Harmon declined comment, explaining, "This is a touchy subject."

In a cleansing ritual known as ablution, Muslims are required to wash their feet before praying to Allah five times a day. They often complain that public restroom sinks do not accommodate their needs. Floor-level basins make it easier for them to perform their foot-washing ritual.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has pressed government agencies and businesses to install the foot basins in restrooms.

The controversial Muslim lobby group advises employers to allow Muslim workers time to perform both the washing ritual and prayer, which "is usually about 15 minutes," according to a pamphlet CAIR publishes called, "An Employer's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices."

The Islamic purification ritual, known in Arabic as "wudu," involves a 10-step process, which includes:

1. Praising Allah while washing both hands up to the wrist three times, making sure that the water reaches between fingers and under rings.

2. Rinsing out the mouth thoroughly three times, using the right hand (the one not used for cleaning private parts) to bring the water to the mouth.

3. Snorting water into the nostrils from the right hand, three times, to cleanse them of demons that Muslims believe reside there, clearing the passages of any mucous using the left hand.

4. Washing off the tip of the nose with the left hand.

5. Washing the entire face three times from right ear to left ear.

6. Continuing to wash from forehead to throat.

7. Washing the right arm and then the left arm, three times, from the wrist up to the elbow, removing watches.

8. Moving wetted palms over the head from the top of the forehead to the back of the head.

9. Passing the wetted tips of the fingers into the grooves and holes of both ears, and also passing the wetted thumbs behind the ears and ear lobes.

10. Finally, washing both feet to the ankles starting with the right foot, including between the toes, then reciting: "Ash-hadu an la ilaha illal lahu wa ashhadu anna Muammadan 'abduhu wa rasuluh" – meaning there is no god but Allah and he has no partners, and Muhammad is his servant and messenger.

Wild Thing's comment........

Muslim cabbies = ready made car bombers.
And when it happens airport folks will cry "Nobody ever thought of it as a public hazard." That we are so accomodating only predicts our peril ahead. I am just stunned that so many Americans, especially those in positions of leadership and influence, are so eager to surrender to the abject horror that is islam.

Once again, blame Bill Clinton for all this. He rewarded Somalia for Black Hawk Down by bringing 90,000 of those savages into America scot free, with most of them becoming cab driving jihadists. Tell your friends this next time they say “I wish Clinton were still President”.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 30, 2007 12:47 AM


It won't take too long before some of us 'infidels' have to...use their foot toilets for... toilets when it's too crowded in the John or during ...Ramadan!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 30, 2007 07:23 AM

Where's the Separation of Church and State crowd as this is a religious thing being paid for by taxpayer money. What's next? Loudspeakers in airports announcing prayer?

If these clowns want to pray, they can pull over to the side of the road and start bowing. I've seen them do that in Saudi Arabia, so, why not here? It's amazing how they make demands and were jumping to accommodate them. Maybe we need to stop criticizing England and start looking at ourselves.

Posted by: BobF at April 30, 2007 07:32 AM

It has been said that the mark of a true gentleman is one, who removes the dishes before he pees in the sink.

Now is it an Islamic blaspheme if the infidels don't remove the moslims before they pee in the foot bath ?

Posted by: Mark at April 30, 2007 08:15 AM

Oh and a second thought, during rule number 10 hows about we pipe in music, in particular this little piggy went to market... that would work.

Posted by: Mark at April 30, 2007 08:18 AM

How special!!! How about 50lbs of rocks in a large towsack with the raghead inside tossed into the river, then they'd be clean enough for me.

Posted by: Jack at April 30, 2007 11:45 AM

Foot washing basins for moslems? Makes me wonder if their hands are the only appendages they wipe their asses with. Also pisses me off that these shitbirds use public sinks to wash their damn feet. And they complain about having to scan bacon.

Do we have only a few gutsy leaders with the fortitude to stand up to the "religion of peace"?
They have stated that they will overpower us bit by bit. We know their game plan. Why do we continue to concede to the bastards!!

Posted by: TomR at April 30, 2007 11:55 AM

Words to describe this horrific article escape me. If I could find the accurate adjectives that suit my feelings, you would be unable to print them. &@$@^^&(&(%!@()_&*@!$#$&^(*_)

SSgt Steve Gaston, 14 years prior service United States Marine.
ps. @$*^%#@%

Posted by: Steve Gaston at April 30, 2007 09:20 PM

Darth, augh, what a mess this is and all because of them catering to the wishes of Islam followers. It makes me sick and furious.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 30, 2007 11:32 PM

Bob, I guess there is no Separation of Church and State when it comes to the followers of Islam. Our country will be paying the price for all of this and it is not going to be pretty. I am very concerned.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 30, 2007 11:33 PM

Mark, LOL good one!

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 30, 2007 11:34 PM

Jack, hahaha that would be good.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 30, 2007 11:36 PM

Tom, good one, your right. There are so few of our leaders that say anything about how wrong it is to cater to them, how dangerous it is etc.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 30, 2007 11:39 PM

SSgt Steve, first thank you for serving our country!!!

I know just how you feel, sometimes it is very hard for me to write a commnet in my post and not just say a string of swear words. It is like my head will explode.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 30, 2007 11:41 PM

Moo Slime Stools need foot stools? 'I Slam' or 'I Slime' religion of peace my ass! USA has 77% Christians versus 1% Moo Slimes so it's time to rock 'n roll and Let's Roll! They started it and we'll finish it!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at May 1, 2007 07:40 AM

How can our politicians be so stupid in using our taxpayer money to pay for it. Heard in Canada that Muslin cab drivers wanted a temple close to the airport built for them. What next? Its bad enough they are infiltrating the Western world.
Our politicians are really ruining our country. They are afraid ? of offending other races, religion, etc. What about the American People, we already have a bad reputation because of them...the Ugly American!!!! I don't vote!

Posted by: Lisa Millar at May 6, 2007 03:29 AM