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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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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 Road Warrior Ď04 (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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