A MUSLIM taxi driver kicked a woman out of his cab because her shopping contained a 12-pack of lager.
Alison Dawson had just climbed in with her son and six bags of shopping when the cabbie saw the beer and said: “You’re not getting in with that.”
The stunned market stall holder was forced to haul her belongings out of the cab and across the rank to another taxi.
She said: “The driver looked at the beer and said: ‘You’re not getting in this cab. You can go and get in another one.’
“I was panicking because my nine-year-old son Lukas was not very well and I wanted to get home quickly.”
The 46-year-old furious mum, from Sheffield, has now complained to taxi licensing bosses.
“I was absolutely gobsmacked,” she said. “I’m sure he wouldn’t let me in because of his faith and I had alcohol.
I am not prejudiced but if he is a taxi driver he should do his job.
“I’m a strict vegetarian and work on a farm stall. I don’t say I am refusing to serve sausages just because I don’t eat them.
“I don’t believe in any sort of “discrimination.
“Does he stop people getting into his taxi when they have been in a pub?”
Alcohol is forbidden in Islam because its holy book the Koran says it makes one forgetful of God and prayer.
Sheffield Council’s chief licensing officer Clive Stephenson said: “We cannot comment on this incident in detail because it is an ongoing investigation.
“I cannot condone the response described by Mrs Dawson as we believe the vast majority of our taxi drivers offer a very good service.”
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