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Blind passenger hounded off bus because of his dog (You guessed it: Muslims again)
GetReading.co.uk ^ | 6/3/09 | Paul Cassell

Posted on 06/11/2009 11:34:50 AM PDT by LibWhacker

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.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: blind; bus; crushislam; dog; islam; islamicagenda; muslims
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1 posted on 06/11/2009 11:34:51 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

You won’t find a LIONS Club in an Arab/Muslim country. They’re not to keen on the Blind.


2 posted on 06/11/2009 11:36:51 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: LibWhacker

You guessed it. England again ....


3 posted on 06/11/2009 11:38:04 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: LibWhacker

I see the ownership in a bus company in his future.


4 posted on 06/11/2009 11:38:04 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: LibWhacker

The Brits have been castrated.


5 posted on 06/11/2009 11:38:13 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: LibWhacker

Disgusting.


6 posted on 06/11/2009 11:38:54 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: LibWhacker

Id rather sit next to a filthy dog licking his private part than a muzzie minding his business.


7 posted on 06/11/2009 11:39:23 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: LibWhacker

This woman should have been the one kicked off the bus, and even better out of the UK altogether.


8 posted on 06/11/2009 11:39:24 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: LibWhacker

Who leads blind moosies around, monkeys,
or do they hate all animals? Are the vegetarians?

Never mind, I don’t really care.


9 posted on 06/11/2009 11:40:00 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: LibWhacker

gee, let’s see-there is, thanks to liberal thought(oxymoron) a “wall of seperation” between church and state in this country.
The muzzies religious sensibilies were offended by the dog on a STATE mode of public transportation. Their religion or religious beliefs lack “standing” when it comes to public accomodations.
They should have gotten their berqua wearing asses off of the bus.


10 posted on 06/11/2009 11:40:20 AM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: massgopguy
If they do not want to ride on a bus with a dog then it is the right to WALK instead of riding.
11 posted on 06/11/2009 11:40:25 AM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: LibWhacker
Reading Buses accepted the driver was wrong but had been placed in an “impossible situation”.

Uhh--no he wasn't. Kick the mother and children off the bus for causing a scene.

12 posted on 06/11/2009 11:40:34 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: massgopguy

Muzzies shun the mentally and physically handicapped. Ask anyone who has had the misfortune to know them.


13 posted on 06/11/2009 11:40:53 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: SkyDancer

lol


14 posted on 06/11/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: KJC1
Muslim birthrate in European socialist countries (ie, those who work are paying them to procreate)

8.1

15 posted on 06/11/2009 11:41:12 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: LibWhacker

I be so suing I wonder if any Brit attorney would take this dude to court

I doubt it I could be wrong


16 posted on 06/11/2009 11:42:06 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: massgopguy; ExTexasRedhead

This so stupid. I wonder if the Muslims were in the country legally. Aside from that; they are in another country and get over it or take another form of transportatioin.


17 posted on 06/11/2009 11:42:10 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: LibWhacker

“in a country where Muslims are living in a minority”

Not their plans, though, is it?
Bye bye, Lassie.


18 posted on 06/11/2009 11:43:01 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: LibWhacker
If the people who were upset were Muslim, they consider dogs to be ritually unclean.

And Pakis who wipe their asses with their hands are clean?

19 posted on 06/11/2009 11:43:23 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: bgill
I see the ownership in a bus company in his future.

LOL, I see a reading problem, this happened in Britain.

20 posted on 06/11/2009 11:43:34 AM PDT by org.whodat ("Way past time for new commodities regulation")
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To: KJC1

Unbelievable the driver kicked the poor blind guy off. %#$&@! should be fired.


21 posted on 06/11/2009 11:43:36 AM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: DogBarkTree

I misread your line. I thought it said “holding his business” and I
had to think about that because it seems they are pre-occupied with sex
be it virgins or having to cover the women up least they become aroused, I guess. They must have such a boring, depressing life that all they have in their mind is sex.


22 posted on 06/11/2009 11:43:46 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: DogBarkTree

LMAO! But I agree.


23 posted on 06/11/2009 11:44:30 AM PDT by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: LibWhacker
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.

"I don't like screaming women and their dirty kids" ~ The Guide Dog

24 posted on 06/11/2009 11:44:38 AM PDT by afnamvet (I see stupid people.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Pow! Best one I’ve seen in a long time!

It’s good, because it’s true!


25 posted on 06/11/2009 11:45:09 AM PDT by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: DogBarkTree

They don’t have an problems with sheep..cute ones of course.


26 posted on 06/11/2009 11:45:45 AM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Islam is a very sensual instead of spiritual religion.
It is all about the flesh and fulfilling the desires of this world.

The Bible describes this orientation as “worldly”, and as serving the “prince of this world”, ie, Satan.


27 posted on 06/11/2009 11:45:47 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: LibWhacker

Yet, Muslims and Arabs will kiss their camels.


28 posted on 06/11/2009 11:46:00 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: LibWhacker

Best solution is for Moslems in UK to simply not risk encountering a dog on a bus by NOT GETTING ON BUSES. Allah gave them legs to walk, so it’s time for them to get with the program.


29 posted on 06/11/2009 11:46:20 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MrB

The highest number of all.

They have already insured their survival by not aborting.


30 posted on 06/11/2009 11:46:24 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: LibWhacker
Reading Buses accepted the driver was wrong but had been placed in an “impossible situation”.

Impossible situation? Telling the screaming muzzie to get off the bus if she's so offended. If I lived in Europe today, I'd be making plans to move to the U.S. or Australia.

31 posted on 06/11/2009 11:47:36 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Not only that, but they know how to take over these countries.

Go to the ones with the generous social programs,
pop out kids, let other people support them - the ones having 0-2 kids and working their asses off.


32 posted on 06/11/2009 11:47:49 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: LibWhacker

My comment on this story is inappropriate and too offensive for FR.


33 posted on 06/11/2009 11:48:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: FreepShop1

Heard a story from my cousin stationed in Kabul. Said that the inmates there use their left hands to wipe and their right hands to eat. The left hand is considered inferior and left handed folks are forced to learn how to write with their right hands. Left is bad... right is good... sounds like they’ve got something right?


34 posted on 06/11/2009 11:50:01 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: LibWhacker

I’m all for reasonable accomodation of religious beliefs, but this is NOT reasonable!


35 posted on 06/11/2009 11:50:02 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: LibWhacker
Blind passenger hounded off bus because of his dog (You guessed it: Muslims again)

Simple solution: put the friggin' complainers off the friggin' bus.

36 posted on 06/11/2009 11:50:52 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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“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.”

Aren't there anti-discrimination laws in Britain?

37 posted on 06/11/2009 11:52:03 AM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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Her child was kicking and screaming and someone off the bus told me her child was frightened of my dog.

The U.S. government has dumped millions of these same types of people, right into our own country...

The more people I meet, the more I love my German Shepherd.

38 posted on 06/11/2009 11:55:17 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: LibWhacker

Oh HELL no! In his place I would have had my dog urinate on the filthy ragheads. In fact , the policy should be changed to allow passengers with ANY dogs onboard.
You fight these barbarians one incident at a time.

Wait- England is doomed. When Elizabeth dies Chuck will hand the place over to the Muslims.
Death by inches- that’s what’s happening to modern civilization.


39 posted on 06/11/2009 11:55:44 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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Reading Buses accepted the driver was wrong but had been placed in an “impossible situation”.

Spoken like true cowards.

40 posted on 06/11/2009 11:58:41 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: dragnet2

If this was in the United States, it would be a huge violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lady and her stupid brats should have been kicked off the bus.


41 posted on 06/11/2009 11:59:48 AM PDT by DrGunsforHands
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... Mufti Zubair Butt ... “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.”

Absolutely classic doublespeak That statement is a series of double meanings for “the faithful” and pure “what they want to hear” BS for the unbelievers. Anyone familiar with Muslim culture would recognize it.

Muslims never have and never will have any intention of respecting anything except Islam and fellow Muslims. When they have no unbelievers to attack or conspire against, they attack and conspire against one another over trivial imagined insults and arguments about who is the most faithful.

Islam IS submission, and true submission dictates that they either “kill the unbelievers wherever they may find them” or be declared apostate. Only when they've wiped out the unbelievers, divided up the loot and women or children taken for slaves, can they get back to the really serious business of killing one another.

It's that simple, everything else is just noise.

have a nice day

42 posted on 06/11/2009 11:59:57 AM PDT by Rashputin (blif)
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...admitted Muslims “require some education” on guide dogs.

Ummm....Muslims require education on a great many things besides guide dogs. A great, many things.

43 posted on 06/11/2009 12:00:53 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Barack Hussein Obama is a walking middle finger.)
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To: rarestia

>> Heard a story from my cousin stationed in Kabul. Said that the inmates there use their left hands to wipe and their right hands to eat. The left hand is considered inferior and left handed folks are forced to learn how to write with their right hands. Left is bad... right is good... sounds like they’ve got something right? <<

Hey!!!! My mom is left handed and she is pretty darned Conservative leaning.


44 posted on 06/11/2009 12:01:11 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: rarestia

“the inmates there use their left hands to wipe and their right hands to eat. The left hand is considered inferior and left handed folks are forced to learn how to write with their right hands.”

I just don’t get all the obsession with body parts & bodily functions. Reminds me of the days before Christ when there were all those rituals one had to perform. Sacrificing animals and such. If they only had a savior! Well they do but his name isn’t Mohamed.


45 posted on 06/11/2009 12:03:25 PM PDT by happilymarriedmom
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To: LibWhacker
They won't care for my dog, either...


46 posted on 06/11/2009 12:03:56 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Prepare. It's Coming.)
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To: LibWhacker

If I am ever on a bus and someone raises a stink over someone with a dog, blind or other wise, i think i am going to raise a stink right back at them and try to rally the rest of they bystanders to my side.

This shit has got to stop. People with true genuine disabilities should not be discriminated against in the name of political correctness. And this is coming from someone who won’t pet a dog unless I can wash my hands afterwords.

The blind deserve at the very least tolerance of their helper animals and if your religion doesn’t like it then too damn bad.


47 posted on 06/11/2009 12:04:15 PM PDT by GraceG
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Sad to watch formerly great Britain sink to this level, to pacify the muslim invaders.


48 posted on 06/11/2009 12:09:11 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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admitted Muslims “require some education” on guide dogs

Wow! I can’t believe that this was stated. That is a start at least. Normally they don’t even recognize when they are wrong.


49 posted on 06/11/2009 12:10:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: LibWhacker

Pathetic. Goodbye, Great Britain.


50 posted on 06/11/2009 12:12:00 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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