Her parents, and Islam, wouldn’t let her use a guide dog. Islam in America, 2010.
Cali, the mini-guide horse of blind Michigan State graduate student Mona Ramouni, is probably the first pony to attend college.
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Though guide horses and their acceptance in public places are not Islam-specific innovations, the above story nevertheless does bring to mind the matter of reciprocity regarding Muslims in the West. One cannot hear the tale of Ramouni and Cali without recalling the countless examples of people with guide dogs being turned away, on both sides of the Atlantic, by Muslim-staffed restaurants, Muslim taxi drivers, Muslim bus drivers, and non-Muslim bus drivers placating irate Muslim passengers. Furthermore, who could forget Tyler Hurd, a man suffering from seizures who, like Ramouni, only wanted to attend school? Two years ago, his Muslim classmate at St. Cloud State in Minnesota threatened to kill his service dog, forcing Hurd to leave the course.