The New York City cab driver accused of booting a gay couple from his car for hugging said that he was terrified the men were about to have sex, and his boss added that being a Muslim made the situation especially difficult to handle.
Medhat Mohamed faces penalties and possible license revocation for ejecting Paul Bruno and his partner from the car in Manhattan after driving only two blocks Monday night, citing their displays of affection toward each other.
"I wanted to pay attention to getting them to their destination instead of worrying if they were going to have sex or not," Mohamed told the New York Post on Wednesday.
The driver said he told Bruno and his partner that they could remain in the car if they stopped touching, but Bruno denies he made the offer.
Mahmoud Elnefnawy, who owns the taxi medallion used by Mohamed, suggested that his Islamic religion was the reason, telling the New York Post, “in our religion, we can't handle that stuff."
"There's no kissing allowed in the cab,” said Elnefnawy. “A man has to be a man."
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