Saturday, October 04, 2008

When Wingnuts Collude

The Corner hardass Andy McCarthy stepped in some irony this morning:

When Grievance Worlds Collide [Andy McCarthy]

From the UK's Telegraph:
Mother is denied pill by Muslim pharmacist

A woman was refused the "morning-after pill" by a supermarket's duty pharmacist because it was against his religious beliefs.

Ruth Johnson, 33, who has two children, including a month-old baby, had not been using her usual method of contraception with her fiancée. She went to the Tesco dispensary in Hewitts Circus, Cleethorpes, Lincs, and asked an as assistant for the pill Levanelle. Miss Johnson was told it could only be dispensed by the locum pharmacist who was called to speak with her.

She said: "He came out from behind a screen and told me that he would not be allowing me to buy the pill from him because he had a right to refuse to sell it on the basis of his personal beliefs. "The pharmacist was of Asian origin so I asked him if it was because of his religion and he replied 'Yes'."


Miss Johnson, from Cleethorpes, was left feeling ashamed and worried and complained to the store manager who told her they couldn't force the pharmacist to sell the product. She said: "I asked him if a Jewish or Muslim checkout operator could refuse to sell pork or alcohol or if a Jehovah's Witness could refuse to sell birthday and Christmas cards."

Her concern is that the policy could deter teenage girls from seeking the morning-after pill. "I appreciate we live in a multi-cultural society but what gives him the right to impose his beliefs onto me?" she added....<>Two years ago Jo-Ann Thomas, a school crossing patrolwoman with two children, faced a similar situation in Thurcroft, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. She was told by a Muslim pharmacist at Lloyds Pharmacy near her home that she should go to her doctor for supplies even though the item was in stock. She said at the time: "I'm a 37 year old woman, not a daft girl who doesn't know what she's doing. It's my choice not his. It's his religion not mine. He's a dispensing chemist and his job is to dispense drugs."

10/04 08:21 AM
So the damnedable enemy of your damnedable enemy is an Islamofascist, Andy? How, ummm -- patriotic of/for you? But this was all in D'Souza's book a couple of years ago. I guess you missed that masterpiece.

Special Update: As the Pantload helpfully argues by analogy in "Close Shmose," a later post at The Corner, Andy McCarthy and Dinesh D'Souza are tied to al Qaeda.