NYC: Lesbian couple says Muslim Uber driver kicked them out over a kiss

Another episode of when liberals meet Islam.

Source: Lesbian couple says Uber driver kicked them out over a kiss

A Big Apple Uber driver kicked a lesbian couple out of his car for kissing in the backseat — because he found the act “disrespectful,” according to video showing the aftermath of the incident.

Emma Pichl, 24, and her girlfriend of two years, Alex Iovine, 26, had just left a friend’s birthday party at the popular bar Pig Beach in Gowanus, Brooklyn, around 5 p.m. Saturday when the pair hailed an Uber to take them to the East Village to another pal’s birthday party.

“We got over the Manhattan Bridge into the city. We were sitting on opposite sides of the backseat. At one point we leaned over and pecked kiss, very fast,” Pichl told The Post on Monday.

Five minutes later, according to Pichl, the driver “pulled the cab over and said, ‘You should not do that … do not do that.’”

“And then he opened the car doors,” Pichl said. “I thought he was kidding and then Alex said, ‘I don’t think he is.’”

Pichl, who noted that neither she nor Iovine was intoxicated, added: “He started yelling at us that we were disrespectful and inappropriate and that he wants us out of his car … we were going back and forth trying to understand.”

A 62-second video posted to YouTube by Iovine titled “Uber driver kicks 2 girls out of his car for being gay” shows the moments after the Uber driver booted the women.

Both women can be heard asking the driver what the “issue” is as they are outside the vehicle.

“I said…don’t do it,” the driver, identified by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission as Ahmad El Boutari, tells the women who then ask the motorist if kissing is “illegal” in an Uber.

“Yeah it is illegal,” the driver says. “You don’t do that here in the car … you are not allowed to do this.”

One of the outraged women then questions the driver, saying, “What are you f—king talking about? Are you sick in the head?”

Iovine, who filmed as the encounter played out, then asks the sunglasses-wearing driver: “Why are we not allowed to kiss in an Uber?”

“You are not allowed … it’s disrespectful … it’s disrespectful. I don’t want to argue with you. Just get off my car,” the driver says.

Iovine fires back: “I want to understand — what did we do wrong? Nothing is illegal. It is not illegal to kiss in New York.”

Lesbians v. Muslim

Pichl told The Post that a moment later, El Boutari “grabbed” her arm to get her phone out of her hand.

“Get off of her phone. Don’t f—king touch her,” Iovine is heard saying in the clip. “I’m reporting you. I’m gonna get you fired.”

El Boutari then says, “I don’t care.”

After the video ended, Pichl said the driver “just got back in his car and sped off. We paid for a full Uber ride. It was 22 bucks.”

Pichl, a senior recruiter for a recruiting company, said she and Iovine, a consultant for a technology company, were left stunned by the discriminatory incident.

“We were in shock. Definitely very shaken and upset. We always thought we lived in this untouchable New York City bubble where LGBTQ is so accepted,” Pichl said. “We never thought something like this would happen to us. It was a good lesson to show it can happen to you anywhere.”

She continued: “It didn’t feel real.”

On Saturday, the Manhattan couple filed a complaint with Uber, which contacted the pair Monday, apologized and said the company will fully refund their ride, Pichl said.

“Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and we have reached out to the rider regarding her experience. We are investigating and will take appropriate action,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement Monday.

According to Uber, which has a non-discrimination policy, the incident was also reported to the company by the driver.

The city’s TLC said Monday that no complaint with the agency had been filed in connection to the incident, but that it has launched an investigation.

“[A] driver is most definitely not allowed to do such a thing. There is a list of circumstances that are grounds for refusing service to a passenger, and what happened is most definitely not among them,” TLC spokesman Allan Fromberg said.

According to Pichl, Iovine also filed a complaint with the city’s Human Rights Commission in connection to the incident, which took place during Pride Month.


Muslims who adhere to Islamic teachings have a history of bursting liberal bubbles, yet liberals keep welcoming Muslims to the U.S. with open arms and lecturing everyone else that they should as well. In reality, liberals will be the first targets. Video of the incident – at the link above – is indicative of a new generation of entitled, loud-mouthed snowflakes who are helpless when forced out of their pretentious bubbles.

As usual, not the first time.

18 thoughts on “NYC: Lesbian couple says Muslim Uber driver kicked them out over a kiss

    • Dear Chuckles (June 13, 2018 at 4:27 PM):

      Especially when dealing with Fundamentalists (of whatever faith, including Christians).

      • Discretion is the best policy, when dealing with anyone. Especially.
        , if there may be a difference of opinion, or ideology.

        • Dear Chuckles (June 13, 2018 at 7:56 PM):

          Not always. Should people be “discreet” when standing up for their rights? Should politicians be “discreet” when campaigning?

          (Actually, the answer to the last one should be “YES”! 😈)

          The women were doing nothing wrong. It’s the DRIVER who should have been more “discreet”. (But as my previous Reply pointed out, that’s true of plenty of Fundamentalists – not just the ones who happen to be Muslim.)

        • Dear Arthur Facteau (June 14, 2018 at 2:54 AM ):

          And you KNOW this how?

          Not all Christians are the same. (Just as not all Muslims are the same.)

          For example, supposed the driver was a member or follower of the Westboro Baptist Church? Are you SURE such a person wouldn’t have done the same, or even WORSE!

  1. No mention of this in the leftist media. Think they might have been talking about this if the driver was wearing a MAGA hat?

  2. The driver had the right to ask them to leave his cab but he had THE OBLIGATION to reimburse them the full amount and find them another uber ride as well.

  3. Not only that, by why aren’t you reporting on the Muslim baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a Gay couple?

    Oh, wait, he was CHRISTIAN? Never mind.

    • You mean the two fags who drove 156 miles past 67 secular bakeries and four owned by Muslims to go to the one owned by a devote Christian? They really wanted a wedding cake didn’t they?

      • Dear Comrade Obama (June 13, 2018 at 11:34 PM ):

        Gee, I wonder where you got those “facts” from? Or, like a typical Trumpster, did you just MAKE THEM UP?

        Of course you miss the POINT I was making. All this fuss about a Muslim behaving badly, when there are plenty of (so-called) Christians DOING THE SAME TYPE OF THING!

        P.S. – And as for the actual wedding cake case, I thought it was stupid of the Gay couple to file a complaint with the local Civil Rights Commission, just as I thought the arguments the baker made in court were stupid. THERE IS NO GENERAL RELIGIOUS EXCEPTION TO OUR LAWS! There’s no “get out of jail free card” simply because you claim “God made me do it”. (And the Supreme Court specifically DIDN’T say there was.)

    • 12 Muslim bakers did refuse to make homosexual,cakes last year in a documentary that was done last year? All we heard from the main stream fakers was ” crikets” also the journalist was censored for just going around singling out Muslim bakers?? Just think when the Muslim take over these liberal SHs they’ll just throw these women oit of the taxi and then rape them and set them on fire,so in my opinion they got off lightly ” cigarette lightly”!!

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