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Submitted by Bob the builder (United Kingdom), Oct 11, 2006 at 07:58

I agree completely with many of the sentiments raised here. If certain drivers are unwilling to accept a certain passenger for whatever reason, they should be sent to the back of the queue. Its a personal choice.

However, is it ALL muslim drivers that demand this? Surely not. There are many more tolerant guys there too who are "silent" and will take anyone. Yet no mention is made if them.

Secondly, what about the taxi drivers (any creed, race etc) who refuse a drunk passenger on a friday night because they fear they will vomit in their cab? This happens most weekends in UK from WHITE drivers! Usually I've seen Asian ones who accept (although not really happily) since it is another fare.

Those who commented saying you should BYOB and hence avoid a muslim driver are just as bad. There needs to be more tolerance on BOTH sides. Drivers should either accept all passengers or not drive at all. Passengers likewise should not be thinking deliberately to avoid a certain creed of driver as this is creating yet another division.

Whilst there is an element of truth in many of these stories, it is also true that much of what is written in the media is hyped up further to sell more papers.

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