This week in Crazy Muslim Superstitions:
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.
Okay, I know Muslims aren’t stupid. I happen to know personally several practicing Muslims that are very smart and perfectly capable of making rational decisions (as “rational” as religious people can be, that is).
So perhaps it’s just the few Muslims who happened to accept a job with the UK public transportation system that were too stupid to realize that the rules of their career would require them to allow “unclean animals” into their workspaces. Seriously, how do you accept a job and then have the gall to try to make your own rules?
Sorry, assholes. I feel no sympathy for you. No one forced you to drive public buses. A blind man being able to get around safely is much more important than your silly superstitions, and since we wouldn’t expect you to do anything crazy, like… oh, I don’t know, quit living your lives based on ridiculous antiquated rules that Mohammed heard from his invisible friend… either quit your job, or quit being a prick.