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Friday, October 06, 2006

FIW Works Both Ways

A Muslim police officer in Britain, inspired by the principle of “Freedom—I Won't,” is refusing to guard the Israeli embassy (seen via James Lileks):

PC Alexander Omar Basha - a member of the Metropolitan Police's Diplomatic Protection Group - refused to be posted there because he objected to Israeli bombings in Lebanon and the resulting civilian casualties of fellow Muslims.
I think he has every to right to be excused. Scotland Yard, in turn, has every right to be excused from paying his salary. For example, consider the following incident:
Here in Minneapolis there’s a controversy about Muslim cab drivers who refuse fares who are carrying alcohol. The airport, as I understand the story, is studying whether to implement special lights on the cabs that alert passengers to hooch-friendly or hooch-hostile cabs.
Somehow, I doubt if the cabbies refusing to carry drunks are still insisting on their fares.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"PC Alexander Omar Basha - a member of the Metropolitan Police's Diplomatic Protection Group - refused to be posted there because he objected to Israeli bombings in Lebanon and the resulting civilian casualties of fellow Muslims."

Actually this is a gross misrepresentation of the facts. But then fact checking goes out of the window when you want to demonise Muslims, eh?

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1888941,00.html

has got the facts, if you are remotely interested. Which I doubt, because you seem to publish any old shit if it is anti-Muslim. You are as bad as the anti-Semites.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

I've been known to criticize my fellow Red-Sea pedestrians on occasion.

12:04 AM  

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