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Airport adds foot basins for Muslim cabbies Police worry Kansas City 'catering' to Islamic rituals
WND ^ | April 28, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 04/29/2007 4:17:20 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182

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, WND has learned.

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."

He referred questions to the KCI Aviation Department.

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cair; crushislam; dhimmitude; islam; islamification; islaminamerica; marines; mosqueandstate; muslim; muslims; urinals; whynow
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Kansas City doesn't need Mooslim cab drivers or their screwball rituals. All they need to do is strip and walk through the carwash with their cabs.
1 posted on 04/29/2007 4:17:27 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

My guess is that in the next few years, the U.S. will look more like an Arab country than the Middle East does, especially if the Dems get in the White House.


2 posted on 04/29/2007 4:22:27 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (President Fred Thompson will finally give the University of Memphis the respect that it is due!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

This is a clear case of government encouraging a specific religion, a violation of the Second Amendment. Where is the ACLU when we need them?


3 posted on 04/29/2007 4:22:40 AM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: R.W.Ratikal

I think it is the 1st


4 posted on 04/29/2007 4:24:01 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: mariabush
I agree.

I wonder why they don't accomodate Christians also? Maybe Christians should raise hell.

5 posted on 04/29/2007 4:24:47 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I can't wait for schools and airports to start allowing this rite:

Besides Eid Al-Fitr, the other major Islamic festival is 'Id Al-Adha or Eid al-Adha (Arabic, "Festival of the Sacrifice"), which is also known as 'Id al-Qurban or al-'Id al-Kabir (Major Festival).

Eid al-Adha celebrates the completion of the hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Mina, Saudi Arabia, but is celebrated by Muslims throughout the world. Eid Al-Adha begins on the 10th of Dhu'l-Hijja, the last month of the Islamic calendar, and lasts for three days.

The Festival of the Sacrifice commemorates the God's gift of the ram in place of the biblical patriarch Ibrahim's (Abraham's) son Isma'il (Ishmael). (In Judaism and Christianity, the child in this story is Ishmael's brother Isaac.) During the festival, families that can afford to do so sacrifice an animal such as a sheep, goat, camel, or cow, and then divide the meat among themselves, the poor, and friends and neighbours.

Like 'Id al-Fitr, 'Id Al-Adha begins with communal prayer at daybreak on its first day. 'Id al-Adha is also a time for visiting with friends and family and for exchanging gifts.

Animal sacrifice. I would love to see the Left will explain their tolerance of this to their animal rights friends. We shall see, I suppose.

6 posted on 04/29/2007 4:27:57 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Having been in a few cabs around the country, a good supply of Speed Stick and air freshener would be a better choice.


8 posted on 04/29/2007 4:33:05 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Soon they will be adding beheading rooms and places to kill non-believers, complete with video cameras and an internet connection so they can post the pictures online without any trouble. /scarasm off


9 posted on 04/29/2007 4:35:58 AM PDT by stockpirate (Al Qaeda is in the United States, they are in the House and Senate, Democrats all!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Turn air ports into masques, that should encourage people to fly...


10 posted on 04/29/2007 4:39:22 AM PDT by just me (God bless our soldiers that fight to keep us free)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
" .. police who worry .. "

Fire the freakin' cowards.

I've become very aware of simular words in just about every report reguarding American capitulation to any group/minority/program/authority .. whatever ... fill in the blank.

Someone is worried or afraid.

11 posted on 04/29/2007 4:44:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: VOYAGER
"Let 'em wash their filthy feet in the commode, that's where their ungodly religion comes from."

It sure as hell came from Muhammad's imagination and what he could steal from Christians, Jews and the local Pagan customs.

"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."

They believe demons reside there....lol!

They are going to provide foot baths and Christians can't have a nativity scene!

12 posted on 04/29/2007 4:44:41 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Ok then but I will need a priest and a confessional there for the bad things I will be thinking about the Islamic. Wait a second what about all the other religions, you can’t do it for just one.
13 posted on 04/29/2007 4:46:36 AM PDT by badpacifist (http://chris-sligh.info/content/view/40/31/)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Muslim cabbies = ready made car bombers.
And when it happens airport folks will cry "Nobody ever thought of it as a public hazard."
14 posted on 04/29/2007 4:47:38 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: mariabush
My guess is that in the next few years, the U.S. will look more like an Arab country than the Middle East does, especially if the Dems get in the White House.

Sadly; so true. Worst is that this appeasement is not for the 'average' Muslim who came here years ago; to have a better life. Nooooo; this new obsession to 'make nice' is a reachout to those who share or are inclined. . .to Islam's 'radical side'; to those whose agenda is to do just that; 'radicalize' America in their own 'religious image'.

That we are so accomodating only predicts our peril ahead.

We keep asking 'why' we are doing this; but little real outcry from the American community at-large and so to speak.

Oh. . .that's right. . .the rising class of citizens has been 'grown' by the worst 'free to be' Liberal Education. So; of course they would not discriminate. . .make judgments about others. . . 'We ARE. . .PC'!

While the mind-numbed slept. . . We should all fear, the rest of the story here. . .

As for the fearful and silent Muslims; well; if we could get PBS to allow their story to be aired; maybe more American's would wake up. But for the likes of PBS. . .and Lib-Lefties et al; that would be a bad thing'; for sure.

15 posted on 04/29/2007 4:51:02 AM PDT by cricket (If you want to lose a mile; give a Lib an inch. . .)
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To: philman_36

You’re such an intolerant ogre. I should’ve expected you to say something like that. /”offended” impression


16 posted on 04/29/2007 4:52:12 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Good ‘Ol Uncle Sap!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 04/29/2007 4:53:43 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: Reaganesque
We shall see, I suppose.

For sure. . .eventually it will be. . .we will convert OR. ..Die; but hey. . .too late smart is just that.

18 posted on 04/29/2007 4:54:24 AM PDT by cricket (If you want to lose a mile; give a Lib an inch. . .)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Washing the entire face three times from right ear to left ear.

Yet they wipe their backsides after defecating with their hand.

Mohammed is laughing his backside off in hell at all the nonsense he puts these drones through!

This isn't only a religion of 'peace' it's a religion of stupidity.

Now, as to our governmental faceless, politically (in)correct tin gods, accommodating evil followers of this religion, I ask: how long are we going to allow these liberal pansies to rule us and our institutions?

19 posted on 04/29/2007 4:55:12 AM PDT by EShellenberger
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To: Anti-Bubba182
6. Continuing to wash from forehead to throat.

I feel very uncomfortable reading the word "throat" in an article about Muslims.

20 posted on 04/29/2007 4:55:14 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Anti-Bubba182

If the restrooms start installing foot baths, they better be clearly marked to separate them from floor-length urinals, or there might be more trouble.


21 posted on 04/29/2007 4:55:59 AM PDT by Bernard (The price used to be 30 pieces of silver; now it's a spinach subsidy.)
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To: cricket

Well said!!


22 posted on 04/29/2007 4:59:24 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (President Fred Thompson will finally give the University of Memphis the respect that it is due!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Did all these Muslims come here after the start of the Iraq War? I don’t remember Muslims needing all these things 5/6 years ago. What makes them make all these demands and why do we capitulate so readily? These are rhetorical questions.
23 posted on 04/29/2007 5:00:27 AM PDT by patj
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Ah! KC is placing urinals on the floor.


24 posted on 04/29/2007 5:02:41 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The last place in the world I would want to stick my barefoot into a tub is in an airport. Can you imagine how many people are going to us this basin for other purposes besides what it was meant for. I say “I could care less if they have a basin.” Use at your own risk though...


25 posted on 04/29/2007 5:06:59 AM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: R.W.Ratikal
This is a clear case of government encouraging a specific religion, a violation of the Second Amendment. Where is the ACLU when we need them?

Helping these cabbies every step of the way, no doubt.

26 posted on 04/29/2007 5:08:51 AM PDT by period end of story (Whole Lotta Love)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The urinals might work well as foot washers for these people. Also, I’m glad to see they admit to harboring demons....even if they only admit they live up their noses. I thought maybe they lived up another part of their anatomy.


27 posted on 04/29/2007 5:09:21 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Rest of the Story, My bad that this didnt print with the first part.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
This just proves that if Harry Reid had said, “The War on Terror is lost” instead of the war in Iraq, he would have been right. The ruling class in this country is not so much worried about offending muslims as they are about what muslims might do if offended. Terrorist attacks around this nation would break the rice bowls of ALL politicians and bureaucrats. They would be PROVEN to be ineffectual, incapable of protecting the citizenry and therefore useless.
We are at a point where our leaders, national, state and municipal are cowed and manipulated by the mere threat of terrorism....all the while using the cover of “multiculturalism” and sensitivity.
28 posted on 04/29/2007 5:11:13 AM PDT by Roccus (We finally consign Marxism to the dustbin of history, and it turns out itís a recycling bin.)
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To: napscoordinator
The last place in the world I would want to stick my barefoot into a tub is in an airport.

Fungus among-us!

29 posted on 04/29/2007 5:12:36 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Jihad against infidels: doing the jobs that Americans won’t do.


30 posted on 04/29/2007 5:13:50 AM PDT by D-Chivas
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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. It’s breath-taking.


31 posted on 04/29/2007 5:16:30 AM PDT by ought-six ("Give me liberty, or give me death!")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

AS a Kansas Citian I am wondering if we have gone too far.


32 posted on 04/29/2007 5:16:58 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: yldstrk

Lemmie see.........
Where can I put this uneaten Spam sandwich????????????


33 posted on 04/29/2007 5:22:22 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: badpacifist
Ok then but I will need a priest and a confessional there for the bad things I will be thinking about the Islamic.

LOL! Me too, and I'm not even Catholic!

35 posted on 04/29/2007 5:26:35 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I think a more interesting approach would be to place a few slices of raw bacon in each basin. There is something about seeing a pork product in a sink used for ritual purification.


36 posted on 04/29/2007 5:27:18 AM PDT by Palm Beach Pilot (Real pilots don't fly Airbus)
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To: Anti-Bubba182; mariabush
LOL I live in a Muslim country and have never seen these things - but I do know where this is headed.

Enjoy!

ALL YOUR TOILET ARE BELONG TO US

37 posted on 04/29/2007 5:29:16 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I’d just buy them a couple kitty litter pans and a couple bottles of Vichy water.


38 posted on 04/29/2007 5:31:57 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ought-six
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. It’s breath-taking.

They would do well by taking to heart the words of somebody who knows of what she speaks.


39 posted on 04/29/2007 5:36:05 AM PDT by period end of story (Whole Lotta Love)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

"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."


Indeed. This shit needs to stop NOW!

40 posted on 04/29/2007 5:38:35 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed * NRA *JPFO *SAF *GOA* SAS)
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To: Anti-Bubba182; All

OUTSTANDING FReeper comments BUMP!


41 posted on 04/29/2007 5:43:55 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Anti-Bubba182

If it’s in a public restroom, and it’s got water in it, and it’s on the floor, then it’s a urinal and should be used for that purpose. If the muzzies want to wash their feet in the urinals that’s their business.


42 posted on 04/29/2007 5:45:04 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: ought-six
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. It’s breath-taking.

It is that. . .

As well, and more specifically; it is mind-numbing Liberalism. Politically-correct as per the 'false humility' it is rooted in.

The Liberal mind is sieve now. . .radical Islam. . .the non-war on terror. ..global warming and carbon credits; it all just 'feels' sooooo so good and so virtuous(!)

(Can Libs even spell 'discriminate'? The opposite, of course, being 'idiscriminate'. . .)

43 posted on 04/29/2007 5:45:20 AM PDT by cricket (If you want to lose a mile; give a Lib an inch. . .)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Where does the money come from? If any is from taxes, WE are paying for it.

A Christian group needs to go in and demand chapels near every gate - to pray before getting on flights, or before getting a cab.

44 posted on 04/29/2007 5:48:25 AM PDT by mathluv (Never Forget!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Can they take a M18A1 Claymore and make it look like a foot washing urn?

LLS


45 posted on 04/29/2007 5:50:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (He is and always has been a dim.)
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To: mariabush
I made a trip to DC last week and it was beautiful. It was the first time for me and I wanted to see it before they start building mosque's.
46 posted on 04/29/2007 5:51:24 AM PDT by Big Horn (Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal . Author unknown)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

If all they can find to drive cabs are those aholes they don’t need cabs.


47 posted on 04/29/2007 5:53:19 AM PDT by Big Horn (Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal . Author unknown)
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To: EShellenberger

“Yet they wipe their backsides after defecating with their hand.”

Wow! I’ve never met a person who could defecate with their hand.


48 posted on 04/29/2007 5:53:34 AM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: yldstrk

You’re “wondering?”


49 posted on 04/29/2007 5:55:01 AM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Image hosted by Photobucket.com let them wash their damn feet in the TOILETS/URINALS!!!
50 posted on 04/29/2007 6:01:25 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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