Once again, anywhere Western law and Islamic law conflict, it is Western law that must give way. If you won't pick up passengers with dogs, don't be a cab driver.
Toronto: Muslim Cab Drivers Allowed To Refuse Riders With Dogs Blazing Cat Fur, July 16, 2012 (thanks to Kathy Shaidle)
"She denied Muslim drivers in their fleet would ever turn down dogs for religious reasons contending it has more to do with “them being scared” of dogs.
Asked how she felt about a woman being denied a ride at 1:30 a.m., Ruddy said she “hates the idea” but they have to “abide by the GTAA rules” — they “don’t have a choice.”
I had to laugh when I read the description of their drivers on the McIntosh website, most particularly this gem: “Our drivers have taken sensitivity training...”
The Magic 5% has taken hold in Toronto. File complaints with the OHRT, contact the GTAA, contact Mayor Ford - firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-397-FORD (3673), Contact Beck Taxi.
Read the rest here.