Monday, July 19, 2010

Muslim bus drivers refuse to let guide dogs on board

This is getting old.  When will Britain crack down on these Muslims trying to impose their Islamic will on non-Muslims in a non-Muslim land?  The British establishment has become so Politically Correct that they can no longer see when they are being played for fools.


Muslim bus drivers refuse to let guide dogs on board

By Andy Dolan
Last updated at 4:14 AM on 19th July 2010

Blind passengers are being ordered off buses or refused taxi rides because Muslim drivers or passengers object to their 'unclean' guide dogs.

One pensioner, a cancer sufferer, told how had twice been confronted by drivers and asked to get off the bus because of his guide dog, and had also faced hostility at a hospital and in a supermarket over the animal.

The problem to carry guide dogs on religious grounds has become so widespread that the matter was raised in the House of Lords last week, prompting transport minister Norman Baker to warn that a religious objection was not a reason to eject a passenger with a well-behaved guide dog.
George Herridge and his guide dog

While drivers can use their discretion to refuse to carry non-disabled passengers with dogs, they are compelled to accept guide dogs under disability discrimination law.

Yesterday both the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and the National Federation of the Blind confirmed the problem was common, and, according to the latter organisation was 'getting worse'.