• New Business Idea: Muslim-Taxi

    by  • February 6, 2012 • Gender Issues and the Hijab/Burqa, Islamic Practice and Jurisprudence

    25.01.2012

    Selim Reid, a 24-year old man from Norderstedt, near Hamburg, Germany, has started an online service targeted towards Germany’s Muslim population, which provides gender-segregated rides. The idea for the service is based on the same principle as another popular German website, which is dedicated to arranging shared car rides. The implementation of the new site, called Muslimtaxi.de, was inspired my many Muslims’ bad ride-sharing experiences. Since it was started last year, the website has attracted a great deal of criticism: Reid has been accused of trying to create structures of a parallel society and working against integration efforts. However, people do not have to be a Muslim to use the service; the main idea that drivers can only transport members of the same sex.

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