London: A Muslim
taxi driver in Britain has been fired after he threw out a family
carrying an unopened bottle of wine saying "it's against my
Adrian Cartwright, 46, had hired the taxi to take his family out
for dinner at an Indian restaurant near Oldham, Greater
But before they could make the five-minute journey, the driver, in
his 20s, spotted the bottle of white wine and promptly refused to
take them, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. The family was turfed
out onto the pavement and he drove off.
On his Facebook page, a furious Cartwright wrote: "The meal I had
that evening was a Halal meal, whose methods I don't agree with,
but tolerate out of respect.
"I expect anyone offering a public service to do the same, and
will be contacting the licensing department to suggest that the
driver is politely asked to do so, or hand his badge back."
He also complained to the driver's employer Borough Taxis, who
have around 70 Muslim drivers, and within half an hour he was