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Discussion in 'Politics' started by LadyEagle, Apr 30, 2007.
I would say that if they have a chapel for Christians (most airports do), then it is right to provide for Muslims, too. If not, then let them pray on the sidewalk out front and make their own provisions for mikvah, too! :0
It's one more step in the dhimmification of American life. Soon, muslims will demand all US airports cater to their religion and they will probably get them because our society is too bent on appeasement of anything but Christianity, too weak and PC to say "no" out of fear of CAIR and the ACLU.
I hope it desnt get mistaken as a urinal?:laugh:
uuuhhh, maybe what I said was a little too oblique. I think the point of making this provision for footbaths and praying areas was to keep Muslim prayer times from imposing on non-Muslim travelers. Do you want them washing their feet in the same sink you might need to shave your face in? Do you want them praying in the corridors?
And what source have you read or heard to give you this ridiculous impression?
I wonder at what point on the globe muslims start facing west to pray?
Lots of articles on regulated access, that's what I have read. That is the reason for chapels in airports, too. It isn't accomodating anything but the desire to get from one place to another quickly without stumbling over people who are praying. You don't think airports are actually religious institutions in disguise, do you? They exist to provide a service, and that service is not praying.
The only reason baby changing tables were put in the women's restrooms was to keep people from getting baby stuff all over the upholstered seats in the waiting areas! If a thing is going to happen anyway, and one wishes to control the environment where it happens, one tailor-makes a space designed specifically for it to happen. Otherwise it is going to happen somewhere that is not designed for it to happen. Am I being explicit enough?
East of Mecca.
I have been in several airports in the states including LAX, DFW, Dulles, PTI, and several others. I have yet to see a chapel in these.
Just what airports are providing these chapels?
So you have no source?
People who wash their feet in public sinks should be escorted from the property and/or fined.
San Antonio and Austin used to both have chapels, if they didn't take them out. It used to be that all airports had chapels. Has this changed? If it has, it is probably because of lack of use, sad to say.
You hire people to catch them, then, Lady Eagle, using your own funds. And I don't want to pay court costs, either. Way cheaper to provide facilities and get 'em off the streets.
Do airports furnish "holy water" for Catholics? A baptistry tank for Church of Christ, who believe you must be baptized immediately after repentance and faith or go to hell? Crystal balls for fortune tellers? Animals or blood for satanic rituals? Dog-free areas where guide dogs for the blind won't be seen by non-blind Muslims? Indoor smoking areas for native Americans who use peyote? (and the peyote itself?)
Read any book directed toward the planning of public spaces. Have you ever wondered why there is no direct access from your bank to the mall next door, but you must drive right by their parking lot to get back to the street? Why do you think speed bumps are installed on residential streets? Why do you think that screws in public restrooms need a special tool to loosen them? People's public behavior is all very carefully structured through design. If you wish to control people, provide a facility they need.
I suppose they have not found a need for any of those things. Otherwise, yes they would provide them rather than having them take place in unregulated areas.
The whole thing is ridiculous.
Wonder what happens if some infidel leaves a ham sandwich in the sink? Or some good ole' boy takes off their Dan Posts and socks and says "Howdy. I'm an infidel, mind if I join you?" :laugh:
The point, of course, is that people should provide their own means of doing what they think they have to do, and paying no attention to what they can't agree with.
Then you just have a lot of unregulated use of public space. Mothers will stop in the middle of the corridor and change diapers on the floor, and you will step on them while running for your plane. THAT is the sort of thing they are trying to prevent.
They actually do very involved studies trying to identify all uses of space when designing a big public facility like an airport to try to provide for most every common use. If Muslim prayer has become more than an occassional thing at this airport, they are just exercising good public administration practices by providing a controlled environment for it. And yes i would expect to see more Muslim prayer facilities around in large public spaces in the future.