UK: Blind man's guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims

Brave New Britannia Update: “Blind man’s guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims,” by John Bingham for the Telegraph, December 15, DW

Alun Elder-Brown was barred from bringing his guide dog, Finn, into Kirthon Restaurant

A blind man has been turned away from a fashionable Indian restaurant because his guide dog offended Muslim staff.

* Look out for Yusuf: he’ll pop up any moment now to tell us that ‘this has nothing to do with Islam’,  don’t miss out now, Yusuf?

Alun Elder-Brown, a recruitment executive, said he was left feeling “like a piece of dirt” after being barred from bringing the animal into Kirthon Restaurant in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on religious grounds.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association said the decision was illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act and Mr Elder-Brown, 51, is now considering suing the establishment in The Pantiles.

It follows a series of successful prosecutions of Muslim taxi drivers who refused to carry guide dogs in their cars because they considered them unclean on religious grounds.

Mr Elder-Brown was taking his girlfriend out to celebrate her birthday with her five year-old daughter last week when he was told he would have to leave his dog, Finn, tied up outside.

He showed a card issued by the Institute of Environmental Health Officers certifying he and his dog were allowed into any premises but an argument ensued and the owners threatened to call the police if he did not leave.

“It was humiliating and degrading, especially as there were a lot of people around me,” he said.

“I was made to feel like a piece of dirt. They told me I couldn’t come in because it was against their religious beliefs to have a dog in the restaurant.

“They then said I could leave Finn tied up outside. I stayed calm but when they threatened to call police I left.”

He added: “It was horrible. It put a dampener on the whole celebration.”…


7 thoughts on “UK: Blind man's guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims”

  1. Don’t give up the “good” fight…
    I don’t know how much faith you might have in any Western religion, but now would be a good time to pray to +God+ to give you strength to keep fighting the Islamic horde. Re: Shari’a Law.
    This man and his Service Dog were unjustly treated, as far as Western law is concerned.

  2. I thought he would have welcomed the police.
    A shame he didn’t wait around, it would have been very interesting!!!!!!!!!

  3. one of the last thing we need in the UK is more laws (we’ve had over 3000 new ones since the electorate lost their senses) but this one I’d like to see. It is now illegal for pakis & bangladeshis to describe their filthy eating holes as Indian restrauants.
    I miss curries since my boycott of koranimal owned businesses.

  4. I have just read the article in the Telegraph apparently the staff insisted their CULT ( sorry religion) was responsible for the refusal this despite him producing a card from the Guide Dogs association and the fact that the LAW clearly states that it ILLEGAL to refuse service to anyone because of their infirmity. Of course now the morons have realised what mistake they have made and how Islam is yet again exposed for the evil CULT that it is and are trying to say it was all a mistake LOL.

  5. When did Rod lose his sight?

    Time to start training Rottweilers as Guide dogs…”YOU tell Hannibal that he can’t come in!” 😉

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