The headline of Pamela Geller’s latest blog post reads “Takbir! NYC Traffic Snarled By Muslim Cabbies Stopping To Pray.”
Geller finds it upsetting that Muslim cab drivers park their yellow taxis on the sides of the roads, and pray on the sidewalks of New York City. In addition, she believes it could lead to entire sections of the city being shut down, calling it “supremacist harassment.” Harassment? Yes, harassment. Somehow, she believes that city dwellers find it “harassing” when cab drivers silently pray on the sidewalks.
“How disruptive to this quiet residential area of Manhattan,” she writes. Disruptive? There are things far more disruptive that occur in New York’s neighbourhoods than men silently bowing in prayer on sidewalks.
Geller believes the solution is to “fine each one a $1000 parking ticket and pull their licenses.” Because that won’t make those commuters who are already irritated by having to wait 5 or ten minutes for a cab, any more sour.
Geller and her supporters should think about why immigrants come to America. They’re attracted to the “welcoming,” “opening,” and “accepting” selling points of the U.S…Well at least, that’s what it’s hyped up to be, and if this were really to become a big issue, it would speak volumes about the country’s “accommodating” nature.
Muslims pray five times a day. Each prayer takes only about ten minutes. Parts of New York will not be shut down due to a handful of Muslims taking a quick prayer break. Calm down.