WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) _ Father and son cab drivers have a court appearance next week to answer charges they refused a ride to a blind man and his guide dog at Bradley International Airport.

Twenty-four-year-old Mansoor Ahmad and his 60-year-old father, Naveed Ahmad were charged Friday with denying rights to a handicapped person.

Police say the two would not allow Jim Piccirillo and his dog Bina into their taxis. Mansoor Ahmad told WVIT-TV he was attacked by a dog when he was a child and has a fear of them.

The airport taxi clerk called police.
Information from: WVIT-TV,

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  1. nunya in ct says:

    This in NOT a case where the cab driver had a bad experience with dogs. IT IS ISLAM and straight from Reliance of the Traveller, the Islamic book of jurisprudence. All one has to do, is go to the section on “FILTH” and dogs are right there, as number eight, included with pigs. These Muslim taxi cab have also been refusing to transport seeing eye dogs elsewhere in the country. Islam according to their texts, the Qu’ran, ahadith, sura and suna, DOES NOT see itself as equal to other belief systems, but superior, and that is why Islam is incompatible with civilized society. It is barbaric, and intolerant.

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