Muslim Taxi service launched in Germany - 31 January 2012

A German Muslim has introduced the country’s first Muslim taxi website through which Germans can arrange shared car rides of the same sex, The website reported recently. "Many Muslim brothers and sisters complained that they can’t use conventional offers because the gender segregation stipulated by Islam is not implemented,” Selim Reid, a 24-year-old from Norderstedt, city of about 70,000 near Hamburg, told the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper.

The idea of the website,, was first introduced by Reid after a personal experience of his parents.

In operation since late last year, the website has sparked criticism as a trial to create a parallel society for German Muslims. (...)