More taxi Sharia, this time Down Under. “Taxi drivers refusing to carry blind passengers,” by Heath Aston for The Daily Telegraph, with thanks to all who sent this in:
TAXI drivers regularly refuse to carry blind passengers with guide dogs – including Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner – with many citing religious reasons, or other excuses like allergies.
Human Rights and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, who is blind and reliant on his guide dog Jordie, is a regular Sydney cab user and said he was refused service on average once a month, including twice in two days recently.
He has been told on a number of occasions that it would be against a driver’s religion to allow a dog in the cab.