Taxi Jihad Downunder


Rejected … Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes and his guide dog Jordie. / The Daily Telegraph

From LGF:

We’ve been following the reports of Muslim cabdrivers refusing to carry passengers with alcohol and blind people with guide dogs at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and in Britain. The stories are too numerous and widespread to be simply coincidence, and it’s very likely that there’s a coordinated effort by Islamic da’wa organizations (e.g. the Muslim Brotherhood and/or Hizb ut-Tahrir) to push the issue as much as possible—just as they’re pushing on many other fronts. It’s the cultural wing of the global jihad.

Today the Daily Telegraph reports that the same thing is going on in Australia, where Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner has been refused service: Cabs refusing blind passengers.

TAXI drivers are regularly refusing to carry blind passengers with guide dogs – including Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner.

The treatment of the blind by some Sydney taxi drivers has been exposed by Human Rights and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, who is himself blind and reliant on his guide dog Jordie. Mr Innes, whose high-powered role makes him a regular cab user, said he was refused service on average once a month, including twice in two days recently.

He has been told on a number of occasions that it would be against a driver’s religion to allow a dog in the cab. He has also been refused by drivers claiming to be allergic to dogs and even scared of dogs. He has also been left clutching at air on busy Market St by one belligerent driver who told him he had to take the non-existent cab in front.

Mr Innes yesterday received the backing of Vision Australia (VA), which said taxi drivers refusing to carry blind passengers with guide dogs happened with “too much regularity”.

VA’s head of policy and advocacy Michael Simpson said the problem was worse in the Sydney metropolitan area where there were more drivers unwilling to carry dogs based on Muslim objections. “It is fair to say that the (Islamic) religion has made the problem worse in the metropolitan areas than regional areas, where I’ve found taxi drivers are generally excellent,” he said.

Winds of Jihad reported about the cultural jihad in Norway here:


Taxi Jihad Update:

The New South Wales government has issued a warning to cab drivers who refuse to pick up people with guide dogs for “religious” reasons: Biased cabbies face fines.

TAXI drivers who refuse to carry blind people with guide dogs face fines of up to $1100, the NSW Government warned today amid outrage at the biased practice.

Transport Minister John Watkins today warned of a crackdown on selective cabbies after he Daily Telegraph revealed some drivers were refusing to pick up guide dogs for “religious” reasons or because of allergies.

Sack the rogue taxi drivers 

By Heath Ashton, Daily Telegraph

AN appalled public and the State Government have declared war on rogue cab drivers who refuse to pick up blind people with guide dogs.

Transport Minister John Watkins yesterday raised the prospect of instant dismissal for any cabbie caught rejecting a blind person on religious grounds or personal distaste of dogs.

The Daily Telegraph yesterday revealed that blind citizens, including the federal Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes, are routinely being left on the side of the road by some taxi drivers.

Mr Innes did not blame Muslims for the outrage but said cabbies had given him several reasons, including religion, for refusing his fare.

* You better start ‘blaming Muslims’ Mr Innes. Because it is THEIR belief that dogs are unclean. And it is them who discriminate against our blind people and don’t respect our laws.

Mr Watkins said refusing a guide dog was an intolerable act that should not go unpunished.

“If you can’t actually serve the customers in greatest need those – people with some form of disability – well, you shouldn’t be in the job,” he said.

“I’m committed to doing something about this. It is an intolerable thing. I need to make the point very clear to the taxi industry and to taxi drivers. This is illegal, with a fine of up to $1100.”

The NSW Taxi Council said it would agree to raising the fine to stamp out the offence, while Guide Dogs NSW said it would help with further disability training for drivers already in the industry.

Mr Watkins has directed the Ministry of Transport to consult the Taxi Council about enhanced driver training in disability awareness.

While the blind community agreed that the problem was among a minority of cabbies, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia warned that the extent of the problem may still be underestimated.

“I know a blind person who uses a lot of cabs and is being refused at least once a week. But he has given up reporting the problem because he’s just so sick of it,” SED chief executive Lee Garwood said.

16 thoughts on “Taxi Jihad Downunder”

  1. Nothing a good arse whipping can not cure. BTW, it appears there are to many moon god worshippers with cars. Someone is going to blow their car, and no telling how many infidels stright up to allah the false moon god.


  2. These people should lose their livelihoods. Australia does not want them.
    Send them to Saudi Arabia, we don’t want them.

  3. All you bloggers out there. Email all TV stations, politicians, anyone you think will give it publicity. Let’s make a big noise. Let’s put our efforts where our mouths are. WE HAVE TO STOP THIS.

  4. Want to know why the peaceful ones hate dogs? They sense evil a mile away. Plus there’s the old saying of dogs being man’s best friend-Islamaniacs, being beasts, have no use for friends, four legged or otherwise.

    Shameful to say the least-better to have a blind cabbie than one of these scumbags doing the driving.


    I think it is very telling that they hate dogs.
    Anyone who has ever been blessed with a faithful and protective pet like a dog KNOWS how insane they are!

  6. OK,,with some help from another poster here are 2 contacts.
    (If you have skype it is easy to call these numbers).

    General Contact Information
    For all general enquiries please phone or email Vision Australia at:

    Phone: 1300 84 74 66
    TTY: 02 9334 3260
    Fax: 02 9747 5993

    Information Library Services: 1300 65 46 56
    Fundraising: 1800 42 20 77

    Head Office Locations
    Vision Australia Head Offices are located at:

    New South Wales and ACT: 4 Mitchell St, Enfield NSW 2136
    Queensland: Kent St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
    Victoria: 454 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong Victoria 3144
    Contact us

    If you have any queries about our services, please contact us on 02 9871 1233 .

    If you wish to make a donation, you can do so online, or phone us on 1800 043 411.


    For other enquiries, please contact:

    Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
    361-365 North Rocks Road
    Sydney, Australia
    Telephone: (02) 9871 1233 (TTY/V)
    Facsimile: (02) 9871 2196
    Private Bag 29


  7. Sir HM
    Yes, St Paul-Minneapolis had a big incident at their airport. Daniel Pipes did a big story on it as well as JWDW. No duty- free grog, no dogs.
    Dunno about perfume. That has a lot of alcohol also,lol!

  8. Oh, the joy I shall have watching lefties squirm as they try and figure out which minority has more ‘rights’.
    Seriously, a line needs to be drawn in the sand. For too long, we have been told to accomodate all cultures and make allowances for cultural differences. NO MORE. Here is an excellent situation to highlight the intolerance of certain cultural mindsets and their inability to adapt to Australian values.
    Can someone please explain why we never had this fuss with the Italians, the Greeks, the Cambodians, the Vietnamese or the Lebanese Christians? And why are we putting up with this?

  9. Why muslims dislike dogs? Dogs have a sixth sense, they know a scumbag when they see one and m0hammad was that scumbag.
    This will not work well for the indoctrinated bigots of islam, the authorities cannot allow the blind to be stranded on sidewalks left to their own devices, the blind rely heavily on the taxi service and the complete lack of empathy and total disregard for community obligations is an indictment on their inability to do the job. Last time the religion of bigots tried this in Melbourne some 200 drivers had their licences revoked after unsuccessful counseling, they will not win but they’ll keep trying…

  10. Yet another hit to the wedge developing between Muslims and Aussies. If you permit them to look different, speak different, act different, and worship in foreign looking buildings, then don’t be surprised when they become aliens within Australia. It just reinforces their beliefs that they are superior.

    Sure, everyone will play it down: “oh it’s just a minority of radicals”. Sure, sure, sure, sure, sure, sure, sure heard that line a lot before. Time for the culture police in Australia. Don’t give them a inch!

    Sheik, the text is displaced left-of-centre on this post. I think the big cartoon pushed it out of wack.

  11. As a proud aussie, I really hope I don’t see a fellow aussie refused a ride because of their circumstance…. and I would not stand there and watch..!!

  12. Oh good. It made the Cable News!

    Someone they interviewed fromthe cab industry said they should either change religion, or thier job! Good stuff!

    Anger at taxi drivers
    Taxi drivers in Sydney and Melbourne are being accused of refusing to pick up blind passengers with guide dogs.

    The treatment of the vision impaired has been exposed by Human Rights and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, who is blind and reliant on his guide dog.

    Mr Innes says he’s regularly refused service and believes many drivers cite religious reasons for not letting dogs in their cabs.

    On one occasion, a cabbie told Mr Innes a fake accreditation number when he threatened to pursue the matter further.

    Vision Australia’s head of policy and advocacy Michael Simpson says the problem is worsening in the Sydney Metropolitan areas as well as Melbourne’s CBD.

    Mr Innes is now calling for better training for all front line public transport staff in dealing with disabled passengers.

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