Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Absurdity #11- Foot Washing Basins!?!

absurd-ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous

The Kansas City International Airport has added several foot-washing basins in restrooms to accommodate a growing number of Muslim taxicab drivers who requested the facilities to prepare for daily Islamic prayer.

The move concerns airport police who worry about Middle Eastern men loitering inside the building. After 9/11, the airport beefed up its police force to help prevent terrorist attacks.

"Why are we constructing places of worship for them inside our airports?" said an airport official who requested anonymity. "Why are we catering to their rituals? We don't do it for any other religion."

In a cleansing ritual known as ablution, Muslims are required to wash their feet before praying to Allah five times a day. They often complain that public restroom sinks do not accommodate their needs. Floor-level basins make it easier for them to perform their foot-washing ritual.

Let's see, is there anyway we can accommodate them as we cave to Muslim demands? I can think of at least two sanitation devices already found in the men's room that could work and the sink is not one of them!

What do you think?


Ronni said...

That is ridiculous. Use a wet nap. Geesh. What next? Pentacles in the floors and free candles? Baptismal's and confessionals?

It's a freaking airport!

Pastor David said...

ronni- yep, that's why it is so absurd!