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Muslim cabbies offer free rides for the blind and their dogs
MINNEAPOLIS Muslim cabdrivers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are offering blind people and their guide dogs free rides during an upcoming convention.
The Muslim cabbies are under fire for allegedly refusing service on religious grounds. Many Muslims believe dogs are unclean.
But about 300 cabbies are offering free rides to people attending the National Federation of the Blind convention next month.
They hope to counter the perception that they refuse to carry service dogs. The Council on American-Islamic Relations says the cabbies claim such refusals never took place.