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Rule on veils changed after woman kept off bus in Michigan city
International herald Tribune ^ | Friday, December 8, 2006 | The Associated Press

Posted on 12/09/2006 5:27:34 PM PST by DogByte6RER

International Herald Tribune

Rule on veils changed after woman kept off bus in Michigan city

The Associated Press

Friday, December 8, 2006

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan

After a woman passenger wearing traditional Islamic dress was turned away, the public bus system in this Michigan city said Friday it will end its rule keeping those with face coverings from boarding public transit vehicles.

System administrators said the refusal in July was an isolated incident.

A driver told the unidentified woman she would have to uncover her face to ride, but she was able to board another bus that same day. She reported the incident to bus system administrators, transit officials told The Grand Rapids Press newspaper.

Busing officials regret that the woman was turned away and have apologized to her, Rapid spokeswoman Jennifer Kalczuk said.

She said the original order was a security issue, so that an on-board camera system could help identify riders in the event of a disturbance. She said religious dress or other coverings were not considered.

Debbie Mageed, an area Islamic activist, said she appreciated Rapid's response.

"We can't expect all public domains to be aware of these situations until they actually come up," said Mageed, who wears a head covering but not a facial veil. "As long as it doesn't happen again, I'll feel like they were sincere in their efforts to revise their policy."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: burqua; islam; michigan; multicult; pc; religionofpeace; rop; surrendermonkeys; terrorism; terrorists; waronterror; wot
Wow!

Just imagine what a bus ride will be like when everyone is compelled by sharia law to wear a burqua or a dirty nightshirt.

We might all end up dead off of the side of a cliff if the lady bus driver cannot see properly because her veil is obstructing her peripheral vision.

Oh wait...excuse me, when sharia becomes the LAW of the land, there will be no lady bus drivers. Any women that even try to drive a bus will be severely beaten by the Islamic religious police.

It's sad to say, but America is sliding into Mecca.

1 posted on 12/09/2006 5:27:36 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Someone should try boarding the bus in full Klan uniform.

See if they get an apology.


2 posted on 12/09/2006 5:29:40 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: DogByte6RER

Ok. Ski masks are in now.


3 posted on 12/09/2006 5:33:05 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: DogByte6RER; Chieftain

I just finished America Alone by Steyn...THIS INCIDENT IS INSANE!!!!!!!

We need to stop this now! If she wants to wear her bizzare covering, have one of her brothers drive her wherever, or f....g walk.If she got on a bus I was on, I really would start something, Like go back to where you came from. This is america!!! aND SOME OTHER NAMES!


4 posted on 12/09/2006 5:33:32 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: DogByte6RER

If there are valid security reasons for requiring passengers to show their faces (and it appears there are in this case), then the city should in no way compromise the issue. Amazing! Want to rob a bank? No problem. Just wear a burka.


5 posted on 12/09/2006 5:38:20 PM PST by CitizenUSA
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To: DogByte6RER

I'm afraid you're right. There aren't Muslim population where I live yet, but an old friend just moved from Brooklyn and says there are Muslims in full dress on every corner.

Maybe they shouldn't be allowed to wear a veil and a burqa on a city bus in the USA. Imagine what they could hide under all that fabric. This is how people are being blown up in Israel.


6 posted on 12/09/2006 5:38:33 PM PST by TraditionalistMommy
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To: DogByte6RER
the public bus system in this Michigan city said Friday it will end its rule keeping those with face coverings from boarding public transit vehicles.

System administrators said the refusal in July was an isolated incident.

Busing officials regret that the woman was turned away and have apologized to her,

If there's a rule stating that those with face coverings cannot board public transit vehicles then why was this an isolated incident? ...and why are officials apologizing?

7 posted on 12/09/2006 5:40:06 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: DogByte6RER
It's sad to say, but America is sliding into Mecca.

A little Hyperbole?

What we are sliding into is a realization that PC is eventually going to cause some serious cultural issues concerning how the Muslims assimilate INTO American culture, They will assimilate or be a permanent under class.

We are a long way off from being overrun by Muslims as a society.

Remember, when and if we are attacked again from radical Muslims, we will see Muslim mass assimilation into American culture as to not be targeted as radicals.

8 posted on 12/09/2006 5:48:32 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Popman

"Remember, when and if we are attacked again from radical Muslims, we will see Muslim mass assimilation into American culture as to not be targeted as radicals."

American Muslims have actually turned 9/11 into a victory because PC freaks, including George Bush, are so driven by "white guilt."


9 posted on 12/09/2006 5:57:05 PM PST by BW2221
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To: DogByte6RER
the public bus system in this Michigan city said Friday it will end its rule keeping those with face coverings from boarding public transit vehicles.

"Sweet!"

10 posted on 12/09/2006 6:06:28 PM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: Popman

You're dreaming of America the way it was. Not the way it's becoming.


11 posted on 12/09/2006 6:16:25 PM PST by onedoug
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To: DogByte6RER; All

http://forums.woodtv.com/viewforum.php?f=23

This is what the people of Grand Rapids have to say about it.


12 posted on 12/09/2006 6:17:46 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: CitizenUSA
Face coverings now OK.

This one should go over well.


13 posted on 12/09/2006 6:25:17 PM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: DogByte6RER

"We the People" are going to be forced into getting directly involved to insure that we do not "slide into mecca". Obviously, our "elected leaders" are not inclined to keep us safe from harm...so it will be up to us to do it. What form the direct involvement will be is unclear...but when the car bombs start going off, the fog will lift and the path will become absolutely clear.


14 posted on 12/09/2006 6:34:06 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (liberalism, abortions and islam are terminal)
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To: Mr. Mojo

they don't want to get sued. I suggest that more people try wearing a balaclava and board the bus, and see what happens. Unfortunately, Americans have turned into wimpy, emasculated morons to a startling degree, and will hardly raise a whimper.


15 posted on 12/09/2006 6:34:17 PM PST by Freedom4US (u)
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To: Freedom4US
they don't want to get sued.

City officials should've thought about that before they made the "no face covering" rule in the first place. It's only when one of the city workers (the bus driver in question) actually enforced the rule that the officials got scared of lawsuits. Not exactly the sharpest group around.

16 posted on 12/09/2006 6:42:31 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: DogByte6RER
"the public bus system in this Michigan city said Friday it will end its rule keeping those with face coverings from boarding public transit vehicles. "

Great move! (/sarcasm)

Terrorist detained dressed as woman, pretending to nurse baby"

17 posted on 12/09/2006 6:42:48 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: Popman
Remember, when and if we are attacked again from radical Muslims, we will see Muslim mass assimilation into American culture as to not be targeted as radicals.

Thank you too much for this most accurate prediction of the future that we have ever heard!

18 posted on 12/09/2006 6:45:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: Freedom4US
I suggest that more people try wearing a balaclava and board the bus, and see what happens.

Yeah, try to enter a public bus, your face dripping with honey!


19 posted on 12/09/2006 6:48:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: TraditionalistMommy

Welcome to FR.


20 posted on 12/09/2006 6:49:02 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: DogByte6RER

What I see is the ability of the terrorists to now use this covering to hide who they really are.

I hope Michigan City is ready for their first bus bombing!

They still don't get it!


21 posted on 12/09/2006 7:16:47 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL...that's baklava. Slight difference between the two....although if the rule says nothing abour honied pastries on the bus, go for it.

And that's pastries, not pasties, lol.


22 posted on 12/09/2006 7:17:23 PM PST by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: DogByte6RER; indcons

She wasn't offended, I'd bet she did in on purpose. Another test case. It's not about freedom of religion, it's about using our system against us in their attempt to overthrow us from within. Slowly but surely chipping away at American culture, trying to get their religion forced on us without our knowing. And sadly it seems to be working.


23 posted on 12/09/2006 8:36:29 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hey! I spelled it right.. I think you just wanted an excuse to post that picture.. showoff ;)


24 posted on 12/09/2006 9:40:28 PM PST by Freedom4US (u)
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To: DogByte6RER

How much longer before she demands a female only bus?


25 posted on 12/09/2006 9:56:51 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DogByte6RER

A huge mistake. No one should be allowed to cover their faces anywhere in public at any time.


26 posted on 12/10/2006 3:51:30 AM PST by tkathy (The choice is clear: White hat people or white flag people.)
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To: metmom
How much longer before she demands a female only bus?

All the female-only buses will wind up stuck at the depot, since their drivers won't be allowed out of the house.

27 posted on 12/10/2006 1:24:56 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: metmom

Try wearing a mask and going into a liquor store.


28 posted on 12/10/2006 2:08:01 PM PST by mikeybaby (long time lurker)
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To: mikeybaby

That'd go over real well, now wouldn't it?


29 posted on 12/10/2006 7:40:17 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

LOL!


30 posted on 12/10/2006 7:40:54 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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