A Muslim taxi driver refused to let a woman ride up front with him as her family piled into his yellow cab at Penn Station — later claiming that his religion forbids him from being that close to a female stranger.
But a city judge didn’t buy the Islam argument and socked the driver with a $350 fine for his discrimination.
The woman asked whether there was a problem, and all Drammeh would say is that her husband could sit up front, but that she was not welcome.
The family snapped a photo of Drammeh’s medallion number and hailed a different cab.
The wife filed a complaint alleging sex discrimination, and Drammeh lost the case twice — once in a regular city hearing and again on appeal.
At his hearing, the driver claimed that the woman was belligerent and cursed him out — and he said he still came around and reluctantly invited her to sit up front.
The hearing’s judge, Laura Fieber, told the cabby he needs to keep his religion to himself when serving the public.
The city fined Drammeh in September and also suspended him for one day. He still has an active hack license.
Hossein Kamaly, a Middle Eastern studies professor at Columbia University, said Muslims often make up their own interpretations of the legitimate laws of Islam.