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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Muslim Cab Drivers

As one who occasionally takes a taxicab, particularly when drop off a car for repair or maintenance and lives in Northern Virginia, I noted the following, dated March 3, 2012 (Thanks, Angie):
...NightWatch learned from a Pakistani taxi driver in northern Virginia that Allah's call to kill non-believers can come to a true believer at any time, without warning and it must be obeyed by the true believer. Killing Christians and Jews ends their existence which is itself a sin against Allah, the man said. Muslim deaths hasten their journey to be with Allah.

The man, a devout Muslim and educated engineer, said he would have to kill his passenger if he heard Allah's call.....
Frankly, I can think of no defense against such spontaneous devotion to the call of Allah.

On the other hand, I know of no such incident here in the United States or anywhere else in the West. If you are aware of any such incident, please leave the information in the comments section of this post.

So, what are we to conclude from the above excerpt?


  1. Good grief, you might want to check the driver before jumping into a cab and pass if the fellow looks even remotely muslim. Puts a whole new light on the old saying - better late than never.

  2. Right Wing Theocrat,
    A lot of cab drivers are Muslims -- some overtly so with a prayer-run gizmo hanging from their rear view mirror or on display on the dashboard.

  3. I cant wait to jump in a cab. How are the Cherry blossoms AOW?

  4. Bunkerville,
    I haven't gone downtown to the Tidal Basin. But the photos in the media indicate that this year's blossoms are "the best ever" -- full to the nth degree. Needless to say, the Tidal Basin is jammed to capacity with sightseers right now.

    Mr. AOW and I did get out and about here in the suburbs on Saturday afternoon, with the express purpose of checking out the blooms (I know exactly where to go here in the suburbs as I've lived here all my life). We have all sorts of trees blooming here in the suburbs: the ornamental cherry trees, the Bradford pear trees, and even the redbuds, all are stunning this year -- probably because of the warm winter.

    The one downside to all this: My allergies!

  5. I can't wait to hear Ducky's response...

    I predict it will involve religious fundamentalist hicks in the south and women drowning their children because God told them to, even though such incidents are so rare as to singularly stick out in our minds, while murderous Muslim rampages are commonplace (outside of the US, thank God).

  6. SF took the words out of my mouth.
    But his were much better than mine.
    The absence of the islmophiles is notable.

  7. I seem to recall that you were once the victim of a kamikaze Moslem taxi driver. This makes me wonder what kind of cab company would hire these freaks to begin with. And then I wonder, what kind of insurance company would cover cabs driven by lunatics? We can only hope that Obama starts taking a taxi more often …

  8. Sam,
    The kamikaze taxi driver who rear-ended me at a four-way stop sign did not list his religion as Moslem. But he might have been. He was from Ghana.

    Cab drivers often own their own cabs and are, therefore, required to obtain insurance -- supposedly to the tune of $300,000 liability. However, often these drivers get their jobs with such $300,000 insurance, only to drop that insurance or lower the coverage the next year. For whatever reason, the cab companies don't double check after that first year.

    Legally, after the cab driver has filed that first certificate of insurance cab company is off the hook, and the sympathies of the court -- around here, anyway -- lie with the immigrant instead of with the one who was injured (as I was -- a lifelong injury) EVEN IF (1) the cab driver lies to the officer at the scene, (2) doesn't report the accident to his insurance company, and (3) doesn't keep the required court date. Forget recovering anything in a law suit. Ain't gonna happen -- as I learned to my chagrin.

  9. Maladaptive




    ~ FreeThinke

  10. If a non-homosexual American citizen who happen to have been born in India can be deported to India for being "unkind" to his mentally unbalanced homosexual room mate, who insisted on having sex out in the open in front of the Indian-American, surely we can -- and SHOULD -- give all Muslims who do not publicly denounce and officially renounce their evil "faith" a one-way ticket to the Islamic Republic of their choice.

    Fly them over, open the door, and let them parachute in to meet their Islamic Destiny.

    Close the mosques and send 'em packing.

    I'm sure Gibraltar would welcome them with open arms.

    ~ FreeThinke

  11. What are we to learn from this ? Well i hope she got in touch with her local P.D. and reported this. It is clearly a hate crime. Another thing is to BEGIN THE DEPORTATIONS NOW ! ! Muslimes are'nt compatible with a civilized society , and they never will be. And we are well aware of all the Muslimes who live in the Tri State area of W.V. Virgina, and Maryland. I'm proud that my fellow citizens of Frederick County said NO to the mega Mosque (Jihad H.Q.) that they wanted to build at Walkersville. We need to stand TOGETHER and only then can we keep this country secure.

  12. Seems to come from a reliable source (LMFAO).

  13. I think the entire item is total BS and the writer obviously did not make his/her weekly quoter of bigoted hate.

    At worst, there is a Pakistani cab driver laughing himself into sitches having another go at a paranoid American xenophobe.

    Thans AOW, for this very light hearted piece of reading material, next time though, please point out that it is pure humour, someone might get confused and put value on it as some sort of reality.

    Damien Charles

  14. Oh come on, Damien, little hearsay and these folks are ready to turn a few Muslim countries to glass.

  15. AOW,

    According to the CIA World Factbook, religious divisions in Ghana are as follows: Christian 68.8%, Muslim 15.9%, Traditional African beliefs 8.5%.

    I cannot believe that people on this blog are even going down the line of "if he looks Muslim do not jump in the taxi".

    What does a Muslim look like? Apart from a long beard and a smudge on the centre above his brows, you may identify a strongly conservative who prayes a lot (smudge from his fervent bowing to the ground 5 x 12 times plus extra times a day).

    D Charles

  16. Looks like the Hollywood needs to remake Taxi Driver. The original is a bit outdated with seedy Manhattan streets and runaway prostitutes.

  17. So some blogger on some dipstick website quotes an unidentified cab driver and the fringe right is wetting itself.

    Do you folks understand why you aren't taken seriously?

  18. That is scary. It get's hard to trust people when you never know what they might do, or when they might do it.

  19. D Charles and Duck,
    Is the source I cited in the body of the post a reliable source? Check it out for yourselves:

    Information about the link in the post:

    NightWatch is an internationally acclaimed nightly newsletter that tracks and assesses threats to US national security. It has an edgy, executive style unlike any other summary of its kind. KGS now offers NightWatch and a suite of related analytical products exclusively. The NightWatch archive on KGS includes editions not available anywhere else. It is fully indexed and searchable.

    Other posts by "NightWatch" are available at the above link. An email address is also available.

    Read more about "NightWatch" HERE.

    The link that I used in the body of the post came from Townhall, but there is stand-along information as well, as I just cited in the link immediately above in this comment that I'm typing right now. As far as I can tell, the site doesn't dwell on posting material about Muslims although some material of that nature is included.

  20. D Charles,
    Can one tell if a cab driver is Muslim? Once one enteres the cab, usually -- yes, at least around here.

    I'm referring to certain ornaments that the driver often has on display: what he hangs from the rear view mirror and on the dashboard. A mini "prayer rug ornament," for example.


    I did some online research about the taxi driver that barreled into me (at 30-35 miles per hour). His religion was listed as "Christian - other." I assume that "other" indicated animist, as is often the case with religious designations in Ghana. The information was posted in the context of his deportation order in the 1980's. Yes, he was an illegal immigrant -- all the way up to and beyond the time of the accident; he got his driver's license before 9/11 and was unable to renew his license when it came up for renewal some time after the accident.

  21. Duck,
    So some blogger on some dipstick website quotes an unidentified cab driver and the fringe right is wetting itself.

    No, we aren't "wetting" ourselves. You, on the other hand...

  22. To clarify....As I stated in the body of the post, I know of no such incident of sudden jihad syndrome afflicting Muslim taxi cab drivers, particularly here in the United States.

    Shall I state the obvious? Until 9/11, using commercial jet liners as missiles hadn't happened here in the United States.

  23. At the moment, Toulouse, France, has quite a situation:

    French police surround suspect in Toulouse shootings

    Toulouse, France (CNN) -- About 300 police officers surrounded an apartment in the south of France on Wednesday, trying to coax a man whom authorities called a self-styled al Qaeda jihadist to surrender after a series of shootings that left seven people dead.


    A police source named the suspect as Mohammed Merah. The source asked not to be named because he is not authorized to give the name to the media.

    Gueant said Merah had a car containing more weapons near his apartment.

    The 24-year-old suspect is accused of killing seven people in the last 10 days: a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school on Monday, and three soldiers of north African origin who had recently returned from Afghanistan in two earlier incidents.


    Meanwhile, the bodies of the four victims arrived in Israel where they will be buried in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.

    "Today, all Israel is in pain and mourning over the deaths of innocent children and a dedicated father," Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon told the families as the coffins were lowered from the plane.

    The decision to send the bodies to Israel was made because of their faith, according to the Consistory of Paris, a group representing Jewish communities. France has one of the largest Jewish populations in Europe.

    As practicing Jews, their burial in the birthplace of Judaism ensures that their remains will not be tampered with, the consistory added. Forty percent of French practicing Jews are buried in Israel, it said.

    The teacher, Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, was born and raised in Bordeaux, in southwestern France, but pursued his religious studies in Israel. He married and had children, before returning to teach at the Toulouse school, the consistory said.

    His sons, Gabriel, 4, and Arieh, 5, will be buried with him.

    The other victim, 7-year-old Miriam Monsonego, will be laid to rest at another cemetery.




    ~ FreeThinke

  25. FT,
    If you love your children, you may teach them about the existence of poisonous snakes, but you don't allow your children to keep them as pets.

    I note that the Afghans are more riled up about the accidental burning of four scribbled-up Korans than they are about the deaths of those 16 innocent people killed by Robert Bales. Several of the slain were children.

    Parents who love their children don't strap suicide bombs on them in the name of Allah.

    Muslims, who are dissatisfied with their native lands should be encouraged in every way to bring about reform in their native lands.

    A strong "AMEN!" to that!

    Yes, they are colonizing the West. Presently, they have one large colony in the United States: Dearborn, Michigan.

    More colonies are in the making -- at various stages.

    Mosques, particularly those with Salafist imams, are headquarters for colonization.

    As you like to say, "Believe otherwise at your own peril."

  26. A "loose" statistic I read early on in the aftermath of 911 claimed that our of ONE-AND- A-HALF BILLION MUSLIMS in the world "only" TWO-HUNDRED-FIFTY-MILLON of them could properly be categorized as "radical Islamists."

    That staggering number is is hardly reassuring. It's perilously close to the entire population of these United States.

    And these people outbreed us something like fifty to one.

    While "we" are apathetically committing ethnic and religious SUICIDE, "they" are proliferating like flies.

    Doesn't bode well for the future of Western Civilization, does it?

    ~ FreeThinke

  27. AOW,

    I am going to totally disagree with your take on this. For a start your source is an obvious, not even bother to hide, pro-Conservative magazine citing an item by an info-tech company that produces a so-called important newsletter. If you do any research at all, it is only paper-thin and quotes about it being a leading this or that is simply its' own advertising. That it posts in a rather ultra-conservative magazine something as pathetic, hearsay and lacking support item like "the Muslim taxi driver" is laughable. Basically, you have sucked yourself into looking for histeria and not credible information.

    So what is to summarize from this post - my answer is "it is the usualy political-agenda-driven garbage that elements (almost entirely from the same political pursuasion) unfortunatley in your country thrives on".

    Many of the comments here, are also perfect examples of that same element that probably (using another of your items re Stalin as an example) is the sick moral self-destruction that is eating your country alive).

    Damien Charles

  28. Who appointed you the Official Apologist in Residence for Islam, Mr. Charles? You claim to be a Roman Catholic, but your sympathies seem to lie much more with Mohammedans than with any form of Christianity I could recognize.

    Though you claim to be a conservative, albeit only by "European" standards, you give yourself away as one of "our" ideological enemies when you label a source as "conservative" in a manner obviously intended to impugn the integrity of the source -- as though it were in some way "contaminated."

    You counter points some of us have tried to make with stout, indignant denials, but offer no specific evidence to refute our claims -- only your vehement disapproval.

    A potent, rebellious segment of the Irish once visited terrorism on England and on factions at home unsympathetic to Irish Catholic opposition to Irish Protestantism, but that particular form of brute savagery has virtually disappeared, thank God.

    Communists, of course, qualify as terrorists, but operate as much on the level of intellectual thuggery, deceit and treachery as on actual physical violence -- something they share in abundance with Islamists -- especially these days.

    I guess the Communists finally realized that being responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of millions worldwide and the impoverishment and enslavement of hundreds of millions more was not exactly a good selling point for their product.

    I am all in favor of letting people be who they are, unless and until their sense of identity and need for security depends on their obliterating my right to be who I am.

    Meanwhile, I remain vigorously opposed to the implantation of foreign colonies in our midst who have no intention of ever assimilating but instead every intention of subverting and eradicating our way of life.

    Did you never read the story of the camel in the tent?

    ~ FreeThinke


    One cold night, as an Arab sat in his tent, a camel gently thrust his nose under the flap and looked in.

    "Master," he said, "let me put my nose in your tent. It's cold and stormy out here."

    "By all means," said the Arab, "and welcome" as he turned over and went to sleep.

    A little later the Arab awoke to find that the camel had not only put his nose in the tent but his head and neck also.

    The camel, who had been turning his head from side to side, said, "I will take but little more room if I place my forelegs within the tent. It is difficult standing out here."

    "Yes, you may put your forelegs within," said the Arab, moving a little to make room, for the tent was small.

    Finally, the camel said, "May I not stand wholly inside? I keep the tent open by standing as I do."

    "Yes, yes," said the Arab. "Come inside. Perhaps it will be better for both of us."

    So the camel crowded in. The Arab with difficulty in the crowded quarters again went to sleep.

    Awakened by the cold the Arab found himself outside. The camel had taken the tent for himself, and never let the Arab come back in.

    ~ Ancient Arabian Folk Tale

    Submitted by FreeThinke

  30. D Charles,
    Basically, you have sucked yourself into looking for histeria and not credible information.

    I did not go "looking"; the information was emailed to me.

    I do not frequent Townhall. In fact, lately, I don't frequent very many sites at all.

    Just because a web site is Conservative doesn't automatically mean that some information contained thereon is automatically false. I say the same thing about Liberal and Leftist web sites.

    I assure you that I am not hysterical. Concerned about certain matters -- yes.

  31. AOW,

    A strong bit of advice. Material sent to you from sources that do not in fact show credible or independant sources should never be given value.

    I do not care that the source is "conservative" as I also believe that the left can push material. What I do, and this comes from thirty plus years of work, is always judge the motives of any presenter of so-called fact or stories before giving any value. I try and see supportive data from another source (obviously not a third person coming back to the same source like Jihadwatch does).

    For examples, who in the world would go and report on a taxi driver saying something like this without the taxi driver providing a reference. What would be the reasoning for a taxi driver in the climate that your world lives in, start ranting about what he supposively said? You would more than likely find a report in the paper how a taxi-company sacked or how locals reported a "crazy" Islamist taxi driver - that would be more likely. Most of all, there is a simple non-logic in the subject itself, Muslims cannot say what he said, not even Islamists. Simply put, their Koran forbids it as Christians and Jews are People of the Book.

    Though I withdraw the word hysteria, I find that the item is exactly what you would like to find and it continues with the theme that I am starting to see with your blog.

    A last comment, even the title of the item is in fact wrong and dangerous, if not border-line bigotry. Islamist Taxi driver would work, Muslim taxi driver implies a general trend with Muslims that does not exist and is infamitory. Now turn it around and say "Jewish Taxi Driver" and see how it sounds - the same rules of bigotry apply, both morally and legally in both our countries.

    Damien Charles

  32. FT, I would have not given you the benefit of replying except your own text-book bigotry is not only showing through here but in fact is growing with each of your posts to the point of blatant incompetance. For someone who claims to be even remotely Christian, your not being very.

    You cannot even say the word "Muslim" and use the technicallyh incorrect term instead that is a good reflection of your lack of seriousness in the topic itself. I suggest, if you wish to even begin to look intelligent in your post, that you take a leap out of the gutter and put some background, context and fact in your post. You seem to be great in cutting & pasting copious amounts of material, so in this case you should be able to come up with something.

    To answer the point about why I talk/defend Islam, which I have made clear enough times and on anough locations, is five fold.

    1. Nobody else does, combined with
    2. The amount of lack of facts on the topic provided.
    3. The amount of emotive ranting instead of actual logic-based discussion on the subject.
    4. The obvious agenda-based hate that flows around needs countering, and lastly
    5. I am in fact defending only the facts on Islam, never about Muslims themselves.

    FYI, I have worked with, travelled amongst and constantly socialise with Muslims for over 35 plus years. I have a degree in Islamics and am recently a graduate in Arabic Letters. The combination of that, plus my life-long habit for absolutely detesting a lack of substance, facts and contexts has resulted in the above.

    D C

  33. FT, if we just look in this post, lets see what you have come up with:


    Not only generalizing (which makes it bigotry), it makes no sense unless done for bigoted reasons and thus in any serious manner would be considered incorrect but then again, without context, what is it except arrogant ignorance?

    Then you came out with:

    "we can -- and SHOULD -- give all Muslims who do not publicly denounce and officially renounce their evil "faith" a one-way ticket to the Islamic Republic of their choice"

    Apart from the obviously incorrect, assumptive and fringe view that Islam is "evil", you have asked the to in fact renounce their faith. Therefore there are two possible answeres to why you would right this hateful, illogical and in my opinion unChristian statement - your a hard-core evangalist worthy of Westbro who is simply collecting "souls" or a born-again Crusader type bent on your own form of world denomination.

    Having thought you were in fact educated, I consider myself obliged to remind you that the vast bulk of us real Christians do not consider Islam to be an evil faith, only children or agenda-based groups chose to blame the majority on the acts of a minority.

    Yuo then go into the next tirade of:

    "ALL MUSLIMS may NOT be TERRORISTS. Sensible people realize that and freely acknowledge it, but with the exception of one or two isolated cases ALL TERRORISTS are MUSLIMS.


    As I mentioned to AOW, such a rediculous statement about almost every terrorist being Muslim is a slap-in-the-face to the victims of terror world-wide whom happened not to be Muslim. Ask any specialist in terrorism and you will also note that it is not the number of groups or the number of attacks but the size of groups and the number of victims. Yes, Islamists are waging war, but your lack of recogntion of victims world wide from as far as the FARC, LLT down to the Lord's Resistance Army that outdo in fact the number of victims than Islamists ever dream of.

    Your minority fringe view that Islam is not a religion only reflects on your being out of touch with reality.

    I consider, as does many, that my Church may be old-fashioned, very much into long-gone traditions, dogmas and structures, but it does teach people to be educated.

    "they proliferate like flies", by the way, is not only a schoolyard "they" argument, but also another gross wild exagerated statement that has no basis in reality. Who, FT, is proliferating, in which numbers, in what location, in general? Is it a Eurabia type argument? That falls when in fact Muslim immigrants, like all other immigrants, only for the first generation tend to follow birth rates from back home (which are often just the same as in the West) and the second generation follows the local rate. In some cases, like Turks in Germany are in fact below the average birth rate of the country.

    FT, I am beginning to think your initiall actually stood not for freedom to think but 'F'ull of i'T'.


  34. D Charles,
    The post's title was meant to be edgy -- a deliberate move on my part.

    Think what you wish.

    I am not inclined toward banter and chatter right now. I have other matters to attend to at the moment and am shutting off my computer.

  35. I have no idea how much the Islamists in whose camp you obviously are firmly planted may be paying you to besiege us with your windy commentary, but whatever it may be, you are not worth it.

    You say you recently received a degree in Arabic Studies? Your time would have been much better spent trying to develop a better command of English.

    You have generated no sympathy for your point of view here with your relentlessly accusatory, denigratory approach to dialogue. In fact you manage to use more words to present less solid information or cogent argument than anyone else I know in the blogosphere.

    You have my sympathies with your deteriorating eye condition. I have had seven operations to try to stave of blindness, myself, in the past eight years, so I believe I know what you must be going through.

    Sorry to have been so blunt, but you forced me to it.

    I hope you may learn very soon the value of spending whatever time you may have left in pursuit of more worthwhile goals than defense of the indefensible.

    ~ FreeThinke

  36. FT, if your not interested in backing up your comments then I suggest you do not make them, provide me with data and you will get the same in response. It is that easy but I will not hold my breath because your wild generalized claims that Islam this and Muslims that is just that, wild rants.

    As for my English, it comes down to three things. I speak more Spanish, I run the Spanish component of my Legal Partnership here. Also I am forced by my son-in-law to now use a horrible device called an iPad, it is difficult, small for me and thus I no longer bother to go through the material, spell check and fix other mistakes. I am well aware of how bad it looks and simply put, I will not bother. The third you are not only aware of but my sympathy to anyone who is suffering sight loss.

    With all respect, I am neither after a battle, some form of tit-for-tat arguments but I simply say that your intolerant comments about Islam is border-line if not text-book bigotry. That is the blunt message, if you want to defend it, go ahead. I am only dissapointed, as in the past I simply liked many of the things you posted, agreed in fact with many, but I have no regret in pointing out what is obvious.


    Damien Charles

  37. And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England's mountains green?
    And was the holy Lamb of God
    On England's pleasant pastures seen?

    And did the Countenance Divine
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here
    Among these dark satanic mills?

    Bring me my bow of burning gold!
    Bring me my arrows of desire!
    Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
    Bring me my chariot of fire!

    I will not cease from mental fight,
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
    Till we have built Jerusalem
    In England's green and pleasant land.

    ~ William Blake (1757-1827)

    What do these extraordinarily beautiful words mean? How might they apply to places other than England? What does the poet mean by "Till we have built JERUSALEM in England's green and pleasant land"?

    ~ FreeThinke

  38. Some countries have muslims and they can drive cabs and taxis and it does not create all time problem, all persons are not have bad nature.

    cab in barnet


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