In today's Muslim threat news: Some New York cabbies are Muslims! And they pray, to their Muslim god! And when they do, they illegally double-part their taxicabs on the street, because Muslims "obey religious laws over parking rules."
That salacious headline comes via DNAInfo, a normally reliable local New York news site. Apparently, a mosque on Manhattan's Upper West Side is popular with cab drivers. During prayers, they "double- and triple-park outside the house of prayer, forcing northbound traffic...to veer into the oncoming traffic lane." The mosque's neighbors—including Donald Trump, who owns four nearby towers—don't like that, so naturally they complain to the police about it: "311 records show at least nine complaints this year about illegal parking at that intersection."
Nine complaints! In just one year? It's a full-blown scandal.
If you live in New York, anywhere, you spend an average of 15 minutes per day mad about some asshole double-parking somewhere. The fact that some Muslim cab drivers double-park to pray doesn't mean they "flout the rules of the road in order to observe the rules of their religion." It means they flout the rules of the road because, like everyone else who drives an automobile in Manhattan, they are asshole drivers.
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