One interesting facet of this story is that the taxi driver in Madrid was actually Spanish. I can’t remember the last time I rode in a taxi in the USA that was driven by an American, although I did have an English cabbie the last time I was in London (and that was very unusual).
Many thanks to our Spanish correspondent Hermes for translating this uplifting news report from Alerta Digital:
A taxi driver in Madrid said the following to a Muslim woman who told him to switch off the Western music: “Get out of my taxi and look for a camel to carry you”
Creativity against intolerance. And if they don’t like us, let them go away, because we did not tell them to come. This is what Diego, a taxi driver from Madrid must have thought. He has been denounced for a certain thing which happened last weekend, and which we now tell to the readers of AD.
In Toledo Street (Madrid) , a woman wearing Muslim garments took the taxi which was being driven by Diego. Once inside the taxi, the Muslim woman told the taxi driver to switch off the radio, telling him that due to the rules followed by her, she was not allowed to listen to Western music.
“In times of the prophet there was no such music, nor did the radio exist,” the Muslim woman complained. “Western music is that of the infidels, and I am not allowed to listen to it.”
Although the taxi driver gave way to the requirements of the Mohammed-following woman, and switched off the radio, he stopped at the next traffic lamp, got out of the car, and opened the rear passenger door, where his client was sitting. Astonished as she was, she asked the taxi driver about the reasons for his sudden stop…
“Look, Ma’am, in times of the prophet there were no taxis, so please, get out of mine and look for a camel to carry you to where you want to go,” this great taxi driver answered her. He will now have to face discipline for not giving proper service to his client [sic].
Alerta Digital will make available to him the services of our legal team in Madrid.