San Francisco Airport Uses Tax-payer Funds To Construct Prayer Space For Muslims

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    no big deal---san francisco taxpayers are very liberal and will not mind paying for the muslim prayer space
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    Rastas deserve a smoking room to practice their faith. They could probably self fund if they let in curious onlookers for the contact buzz. Would drive the Leo dogs crazy with all that second hand smoke permeating the clothing
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    You utterly didn't get my point, at all, even slightly. It could flow moose piss through its pipe for all I care -- the reason it will be theirs is because, unlike the sinks, their accommodation is the only reason the Mighty Spigot will exist. It will be a de facto part of Dar al-Islam, and will be protected as such. Nobody will feel welcome to dare use this spigot for any non-religious purpose in their presense, and why should they? That. Is. Why. It. Is. There.
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    Think the Muslim cabbies would mind if I really needed to relieve myself in the "public" drain? After all it's just a spigot right?
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    You would risk being charged with public indecency for the perverted thrill of offending a relatively few Muslims?
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    I think one will find it unwise to do far more innocuous things than that. The restroom sinks where people might... wet a comb, or fill a bottle of water, or try to rinse out a stain, or wet shave, etc... such activities will never, ever, ever, ever be reciprocally welcome at the Great Spigot, the way Muslim washing was welcome at the sink of the great Satan.
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    I doubt that would be much of a problem in practice even if the attitude you predicted does prevail; when is the last time, when passing through an airport, you thought to yourself "man I wish that I could go outside and shave and fix my hair in the basement of the parking garage."?
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    With taxpayer money...

    Of course he would... WB and river would be ok with it too...
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    Is there such a thing as public indecency in San Francisco?
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    looks like OP and some others don't believe in washing.
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    Ya. That's it.
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    Now that's a funny one. :laugh:

    But hey, looks like they now might draw the line at whizzing on a certain type of spigot, perhaps. San Fran getting religion, it would appear. Who woudda thought ?
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    Sounds awfully like separate but equal.

    So you would be okay with public areas installing a large cross with a basic row of pews. Simple, small, cheap, and for individual purposes.

    Much like this Islamic prayer area.

    And then NOT providing anything for any other religion, including Islam. Unless of course their activity involved a cross and a pew?

    That would be ok with you?

    That is exactly what you proposed except in reverse, with the Muslims getting what they want and other religions having to match that exactly.
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    No, the accomodation that the Muslims have requested is something that is not inherently religious. Running water. If Christians need to request water, or electricity, or chairs, or similar non-inherently religious accomodations to allow for them to individually observe their religion in a public space, I have no problem with the government providing it.
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    This statement is debatable, though. Wudu is indeed religious. The installation was done specifically to accommodate wudu. It's like saying a cross is not inherently religious.

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    Why not just put a spigot in the chapel?
    The chapel already is for any faith, so if muslims need water just put a sink in there, yes an extra accomidation for that specific religion, but the chapel was specifically put in to accomidate religion, just adding a few ammnetities to accomidate addtional religions
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    I think the idea was to avoid having to have the cab drivers all park their cars and come into the airport terminal to wash their feet 5 times a day (which seems like a bit of a logistical nightmare).
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    Oh, so special accomidations for taxi driving muslims, now I get it, don't want to inconvinient them!!!!
    So they have their own special spigot while the rest of the cab drivers must use the chapel. Ok
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    No, not inconveniencing everyone else at the airport was more my point.

    Do you not see how having a large number of the cab drivers (who are apparently already praying in the parking garage) have to park, go into the airport, wash their feet, come out, pray, get back in their car, and go back to the taxi line would create a lot more congestion and logistical problems with the taxi line than just installing a spigot near the taxi queue where they are already praying to start with does?

    Added benefit? It's out of sight of passengers. I wouldn't want to see (or smell) a cabbie washing his feet in the airport.
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    I'm not sure chapel going folks in the airport really want sweaty cabbies washing their feet in the chapel. Might be as much for them as for the cabbies.

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