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Muslim Cabbies Struggle with Ramadan in Big Western Cities

Customs deriving from a desert religion can be inconvenient. The Islam holiday of Ramadan requires Muslims to fast from dawn to sundown for a month, which can put a crimp into normal behaviors like work.

  • ontario john

    To all goats in Western cities. FLEE!!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!

  • Dana Garcia

    Better for Achmed to stick with camels in dar al-islam. Win win. Everybody happy.

  • Martin B

    Somehow Ramadan never puts a crimp into beheading, bombing and raping.

  • cmh

    muslims work??

  • canminuteman

    Gee, that’s too bad.

  • DD_Austin

    Let them “struggle” with Uber

    I hope every cab company goes bust

    • Dana Garcia

      Uber is going self-driving. In a few years nobody will be driving taxis.

      • tom_billesley

        How will they reproduce the smell when there’s no taxi driver?

        • Justin St.Denis

          Or the gibberish they yack into their cellphones while driving.

  • Frances

    They always characterize Ramadan as a “fast”. A real “fast” isn’t followed by binge eating. The Christian Lent has two “fast” days (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday), with the rest of the weekdays being days of abstinence. Sundays are not part of Lent in the fasting and abstinence sense. But throughout Lent, the observant Christian is very moderate in eating and drinking, while taking on extra spiritual duties.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Clearly, you are a hair-splitting h8ter! πŸ˜‰

    • Nan

      The Western Lent has two fast days; Eastern Lent is more complicated, becoming vegan, not using oil, weekends exempt I think.

  • pdxnag

    It is as contrived a problem as hanging a noose on one’s own door and publicly wailing about the horror of it all.

  • eMan14

    It’s a pain in the ass is what it is.

  • Gary

    The quran does not promote a work ethic, it calls on the followers to slay the unbelievers and take their possessions.
    So far, they rob us quietly as many collect welfare and pump out Jihad-jane’s.

  • tom_billesley

    The mahometan loony calendar this year places the days with the longest daylight hours within Ramadan. Allah knows best.

  • John

    Oh I just feel their pain! And that pain won’t go away uintil they impose the bullshit on our entire society..
    And by the way, abstaining from food and drink during the day only to gorge youself like a pig at sundown isn’t fasting at all. This is just bulimia without the forced vomiting, and it’s a perverse practice that, contrary to true fasting, could easily pack twenty pounds onto your gut in only a month. What’s to stop you…say… from eating a whole fucking cheese-cake at sunset?

  • Justin St.Denis

    I don’t give a flying rat’s ass about the “inconvenience” or “discomfort” their sicko ideology visits upon ramadanny boys & girls. As long as they don’t use the “reserved for disabled” parking spaces, elevators etc I have witnessed them trying to “commandeer” because of their “discomfort” during ramadanny-ding-dong-days. It used to give me great pleasure to PREVENT high school muzzies from doing precisely this at the St. George subway station in Toronto on my way home from work back in the day. πŸ˜‰