June 6, 2011

My Religion Requires Me to be Topless!

One more reason why "religion" should be excised from the Constitution — Muslim cabbie and Taxi Commission at odds over his hat:

Nabeel Langrial was talking to another cabbie near the Lumière Place casino last summer when an enforcement agent for the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission stopped to tell him his hat did not conform to the driver dress code.

Langrial, a 23-year-old Muslim, told the officer the reddish-brown cap — called a kufi — had religious meaning...

What next, a Hindu Brahmin asserting that his religion requires him to be topless, and a Jain refusing to wear leather shoes?

Hat Tip: Reason Magazine

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