Somali Cabbies Ticketed for Islamic Prayers at Cleveland Airport

May 26, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

On May 26, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "Somali immigrants who work as cabbies at Cleveland Hopkins airport say police are ticketing them when they step out of their cabs for traditional Islamic prayer. Police say they are enforcing a requirement that all drivers remain in their vehicles outside the terminal. Officers say they are trying to maintain order in an increasingly competitive airport cabbie scene."