This article doesn’t mention the most likely reason why this is happening, and that is probably because the Daily Mail knows that printing the truth would be “Islamophobic”: the Uber driver, Mohamed Mohamoud, was Muslim, and Islam hates dogs: “Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, ‘We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog.’” — Sahih Bukhari 4.54.50
“Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.” — Sahih Muslim 3811
“Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: What about them, i. e. about other dogs? and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.” — Sahih Muslim 551
“Uber driver is fined £1550 after refusing to accept blind woman because she was with her guide dog,” by Joseph Curtis, Mailonline, April 24, 2016 (thanks to David):
A campaigning blind woman is leading a crusade against Uber drivers who refuse her a fare because she has a guide dog.
Jade Sharp, 23, started her fight after getting fed up with drivers from the private taxi firm refusing to take her golden retriever Brodie.
She successfully got Mohamed Mohamoud, 51, convicted and landed with a £1,550 bill at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court.
He is one of eight Uber drivers Transport for London (TfL) have brought cases against on Miss Sharp’s evidence, four of which have already been found guilty.
Mohamoud, of Tulse Hill, south east London, cancelled on Miss Sharp, who was with her blind friend Vanessa Smith, 21, after she explained that the five-year-old working dog would be coming with them.
The pair were leaving a concert at Fairfield Halls, in Croydon, south London, at around 9.30pm on May 7 when she booked a minicab using the Uber app.
Miss Sharp, who was born blind, gave him a call to say Brodie would be joining them because Uber has no option in its app to alert drivers.
She told Mohamoud: ‘I have got a guide dog travelling with me.’
He said: ‘I don’t take pets.’
And she replied: ‘He is not a pet, he is a working dog. He is my eyes.’
She then threatened to report him to Uber, to which he replied: ‘Fine, report me to Uber.’
Miss Sharp told the court: ‘About ten seconds later I got a notification on my phone that the trip had been cancelled by the driver.’
He claimed he did not understand Brodie was a guide dog and refused pets on the grounds it would set off his allergies.
But District Judge Jeremy Coleman said he had not told the truth and ordered him to pay a total of £1,546 in costs and fines under the Equality Act 2010.
Judge Coleman said: ‘The evidence they gave to me is consistent. I find it to be reliable and it certainly had a ring of truth about it.
‘I have no reason at all to think they recorded the conversation incorrectly.
‘I listened to the defendant with care but I don’t believe what he said to me.
‘People who suffer from this condition have enough to cope with in this life without the upset and disappointment of having someone refuse to take them in a cab for no reason at all.’
Mohamoud, who represented himself while wearing a flat cap in the dock, denied the offence when Miss Sharp, accompanied by Brodie, and Vanessa, of Liverpool, gave evidence against him….