UK: Blind man chased off bus by Muslims cause of his dog

Yet another reason ‘multiculturalism’ is an oxymoron.

Blind passenger hounded off bus because of his dog. get reading.uk

By Paul Cassell
June 03, 2009

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A driver told a blind cancer sufferer to get off his bus when a woman and her children became hysterical at the sight of his guide dog.

George Herridge, 71, told how the mum flew into a rage and shouted at him in a foreign language. A passenger explained she wanted him to get off the bus during the incident on May 20.

Mr Herridge, from Tern Close, Tilehurst, said: “Her child was kicking and screaming and someone off the bus told me her child was frightened of my dog. The driver said, ‘Look mate, can’t you get off?’

“I stood my ground. I had not done anything, my dog had not done anything and I was getting off the bus for no one.”

The retired NHS worker claimed he was forced off a bus by a driver after a similar encounter last summer.

And a day after the latest bus incident an lady began screaming “I don’t like dirty dogs” at Mr Herridge at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

A week earlier he faced further animosity from a couple at Asda in The Meadway, he said.

He is unsure what has provoked outbursts but said he thinks some have come from Asian people and that it may be due to religious or cultural differences.

If the people who were upset were Muslim, they consider dogs to be ritually unclean.

Some may have them as pets but keep them in a separate living area. Anything coming into contact with its saliva, such as clothes, must be washed seven times if they intend to pray in those clothes.

Mr Herridge said: “I do not expect any special treatment but just to be left in peace and live my life the best I can.”

Reading Buses accepted the driver was wrong but had been placed in an “impossible situation”.

Drivers have been re-instructed to convey the blind and the bus company has sought advice from the Royal National Institute for the Blind and hopes to speak with Muslim leaders.

As part of a Muslim Council of Britain project, Mufti Zubair Butt, Shar’ia advisor to Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS, admitted Muslims “require some education” on guide dogs.

In response to concerns raised about guide dogs in mid-2008, he said: “It is important that one does not impose one’s own understanding upon others, but one shows understanding and compassion for others, their needs and their views, especially in an open communal space and in a country where Muslims are living as a minority.”

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16 Replies to “UK: Blind man chased off bus by Muslims cause of his dog”

  1. Oh God… He needs the dog to survive! Foreign people should be more tolerant when living in another country… It’s not their culture, not their country, not their society… They should learn about the country they are living before doing such things… And they have courage to say that they suffer with discrimination!!!!

    It’s not only about the Muslims, but specially Brazillians as far as I know…

  2. You know whats funny? When a European or white person goes to some other country they are expected to accommodate the culture and customs one hundred percent. No one tells Venezuelans for instance that they should accommodate the cultures habits and so on of Vietnamese people. When Robert Mugabe instituted brutal and overtly racist policies throwing out all the white farmers, a group who in fact where responsible overall for most of the wealth being generated as well as food in what was then Rhodesia, , the lack criticism of him was deafening. Yet when British people fail to bend to accommodate the most intolerant irrational beliefs of immigrants, most of whom cannot in any way be said to be the group floating Englands economy, they are called racists. No wonder the BNP is doing so well. The left have only themselves to blame for the BNP.

  3. The driver was placed in an “impossible” situation?
    What was soooo IMPOSSIBLE about standing up for the law, order and common decency? Has Britain lost i’t mind in total humiliating submission to the filthy izlmaic savage?
    ……and people scratch their heads in wonder as to why anyone votes for the BNP.

  4. It’s really getting ridiculous! the bus driver should have told the hysterical woman to leave not the other way around. He has just as much right to ride the bus as she does. She was the one creating the disturbance. The driver should have told the woman that she had a choice to settle down and ride or get off. She can move as far away on the bus as she wants to.

  5. Note Mufti Zubair Butt’s last words: “…especially in an open communal space and in a country where Muslims are living as a minority.”

    That must mean that all the compassion and understanding’s will vaporise as soon as this minority come closer to the majority status. It’s maddening that the political elite’s does not seem to notice this behaviour that are repeated again and again when muslim spokespersons respond to muslims offences in non-muslim countries. They are soo sorry for what happened and tell their muslim fellows that they have to abide by the law – since they are a minority. That should tell us that they in reallity don’t agree with the law’s of our lands.

  6. I suppose, in response to Robin’s question, that blind mahoundians (and those suffering from other kinds of handicaps) are ostracized or kept at home by their families, because they probably believe that allah (the imaginary) cursed them when IT “made them be born” with their conditions.

    I’ve never read anything about the lot of handicapped people in Mahoundistan’s provinces, but from what I’ve seen myself they’re treated like lesser human beings (not that I’d consider devoted followers of mahound to fall into the human-being category either, but I guess everyone knows what I mean.)

  7. What do blind Muslims get?
    http://www.anorak.co.uk/strange-but-true/207023.html

    Really there shouldn’t have been an issue with the dog – as big Mo said that yeah, they are unclean, but in certain circumstances they are acceptable.
    The examples being for hunting purposes (funny thing that, as one of his companions was big into hunting with dogs, so THAT was convenient…… and as general working dogs. Guide dogs are working dogs so that should have been fine….but wait, any chance to make a scene at the expense of the Kafir…….).
    Why did nobody on the bus defend the blind man? Were they afraid of being called racist?
    I am getting absolutely sick of all these Muslims trying to force their ways on us. There WILL be a massive backlash anytime now.

  8. Vampire makes it to the heart of the matter. Many of these arcane Islamic rules have not been enforced in the Islamic world for centuries or ever. Rules such as no images of Mohamed as even Islamic text books occasionally have these. Its only bad when a Danish cartoonist does it. Or the rules about no ice cream cone logos where the squiggly looks a bit like the Arabic squiggly for Allah or Mohamed or whatever.
    The thing with the dog most certainly was just another opportunity to enforce ones arbitrary will over the kuffar in his own land as part of the proccess of establishing who indeed really is the boss.
    Wake up dhimmi and fight back and do it now or do not be upset when the BNP are in power and the cure may be worse then the disease. If you neglect your own defense do not be upset if someone else does not.

  9. Hello I am a 15 year old Indian lad born and raised in England, and let me just say I obviously don’t hate all Muslims; but the one’s like this bitch should get the the hell out! As I said not all Muslims are bad, but why the hell should they act like they own the god-damn place and respect for this man! Islam is a bad religion and a plague and the sooner people realise this the better! They have tried to destroy my Indian Sub Continent for years! we gave the greedy bastards Pakistan but they still want Kashmir! to all the English people on here bare in mind that us Hindus and Sikhs share no connection with these Muslims, as they have caused more problems for us than they have you! I do have a lot of Muslim friends and a lot of them are good people no doubt about that, but for the bastards (which is a vast majority) I wish ill upon them! India has a 30% Muslim population and we put them in their place! England doesn’t even have a Muslim population of 0.5% so I recommend you stand up and fight and stop being such pussies! bare in mind that this is your country!

  10. Westerners who visit Dubai HAVE to abide by the laws of that country – People are being sent to prison there for kissing in public.

    THEY SHOULD RESPECT OUR CULTURE TOO!!

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