Remember, this is not hate. It only becomes hate when a non-Muslim points out that it happened. And even then, the hate will be ascribed not to the ambulance driver, but to the non-Muslim. “Kurdistan: ‘Islamic’ ambulance driver refuses to take the body of a Christian woman to church,” from Asia News, July 23 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Erbil (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A Kurdish ambulance driver refused to transport the body of an Assyrian woman from the hospital to the church, saying it was forbidden in Islam. The incident occurred in Iraqi Kurdistan, a symptom of the country’s growing ethnic-religious polarisation.
The body of the Assyrian woman, who died last Sunday at Zarkari hospital in Erbil, had to be brought to the town of Ankawa, but the Muslim ambulance driver refused to drive to the church because it is “haram” (forbidden) in Islam.
Marivan Naqshbandi, media director at the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Kurdish Regional Government in north of Iraq, asked the Health Ministry to open an investigation into the case.
“The Committee for promoting religious coexistence, which was formed recently in the region, should follow up on this case to insure that civil servants carry out their duties professionally and impartially and not on the basis of personal religious beliefs,” he said….