Bigots Rejoice: A Few Rochdale Mini Cab Drivers Are Not Asian Muslims
A TALE of stupidity in Rochdale. The MEN reports:
A group of Asian cabbies have staged a protest after their boss revealed he supplies white drivers to customers on request.
Dozens of furious drivers who work for Heywood firm Car 2000 gathered in the town centre tonight in response to the admission by owner Stephen Campbell. In 2011, Mr Campbell’s family took over the business, which as formerly called Eagle Taxis, which employed two of the nine men jailed a year later for grooming girls.
Earlier this week, Mr Campbell told the M.E.N. his staff would provide customers with white drivers on request.
Because white driver can’t be perverts? Becasue the customer is always white, sorry, right?
Stephen Campbell tells the Guardian:
“We have had quite a lot of customers requesting what they call a local driver. A bit insane if you consider that most of the [Asian] lads were born in Rochdale. But it’s a business and we have got a duty to do what the customer asks us to.”
One driver explains:
Abdul Hafiz, said: “We have done nothing wrong but now we are being treated like paedophiles. You can’t tar us with the same brush.”
Another driver says:
“We have to take a stand. Not every Muslim person is the same. I can see many drivers leaving over this.”
But the most stupid part of this story is:
The protesters said they believed around 100 of Car 2000’s 120 drivers were Asian.
Surely if people were worried about an Asian Muslim mini-can driver being a nonce they’d call a different company? Or not get a mini cab at all because according to the Office for National Statistics:
Looking at particular jobs, one in six Pakistani men in employment were cab drivers or chauffeurs, compared with 1 in 100 White British men.
The odd things about the story is that Mr Campbell is white. He might question his business acumen. You can keep the cusomers happy but if you can’t get the staff, you’re doomed.
Update: Firm says it will no longer offer white drivers on request