'I Don't Take Jews': Uber Suspends London Driver for Refusing Passengers With Kippas

The driver canceled the ride after noticing his passengers wore kippas, Jewish Chronicle reported

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FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile phone in central London, Britain August 17, 2016.
FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile phone in central London, Britain August 17, 2016.Credit: Neil Hall/Reuters
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The ride share company Uber dismissed one of its drivers in London after two Jewish men said the driver refused to take them once he noticed their skullcaps, the Jewish Chronicle Wednesday.

According to the report, one of the men, Sam Adler, was waiting for the ride with his businesspartner at a roundabout in Wembley, an area northwest of London, when they saw the car drive past them.

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According to the two men, the driver, identified on the app as Ahmad, turned around and told them, "I don't take Jews," before driving off and canceling the ride. 

Uber told the Jewish Chronicle that the company "does not tolerate any form of discrimination" and that they reported the driver to the Metropolitan Police. 

The company refused to provide the two men compensation.

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