Skip to comments.Get off my bus, I need to pray (Muslim driver stops, rolls out rug - Photos and Video)
Posted on 03/30/2008 8:53:57 AM PDT by Stoat
Prayers please ... the driver holds out hands with palms facing sky
The white Islamic convert rolled out his prayer mat in the aisle and knelt on the floor facing Mecca.
Passengers watched in amazement as he held out his palms towards the sky, bowed his head and began to chant.
One, who filmed the man on his mobile phone, said: He was clearly praying and chanting in Arabic.
We thought it was a wind-up at first, like Jeremy Beadle.
The 21-year-old plumber added: He looked English and had a London accent. He looked like a Muslim convert, with a big, bushy beard.
Eventually everyone started complaining. One woman said, What the hell are you doing? Im going to be late for work.
After a few minutes the driver calmly got up, opened the doors and asked everyone back on board.
But they saw a rucksack lying on the floor of the red single-decker and feared he might be a fanatic. So they all refused.
The passenger added: One chap said, Im not getting on there now.
An elderly couple also looked really confused and worried.
After seeing that no-one wanted to get on he drove off and we all waited until the next bus came about 20 minutes later. I was left totally stunned. It made me not want to get on a bus again.
The bizarre event unfolded on the number 81 in Langley, Berkshire, at around 1.30pm on Thursday.
The passenger said he rang the bus firm to complain but claimed it did not believe him.
He said: They asked me, Are you sure?. Then they said they would get back to me, but they werent taking me seriously at all.
Yesterday the driver, who said his name was Hrun, told The Sun: I asked everyone to get off because I needed to pray. I was running late and had not had time.
I pray five times a day as a Muslim but I dont normally ask people to get off the bus to do it.
Muslims pray at pre-dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and evening.
A spokesperson for bus company London United said: We are aware of a reported incident involving our route 81.
We are currently undertaking a full investigation into the matter.
You should ping ‘em if you’re gonna talk about ‘em. :)
You’re kidding. How could that happen? Search works nearly as well as before.
This is an example of the start of Muslim chic. Wait until Hollywood types start converting then there will be mass conversions. The West will become Islamic.
Government enforced "sensitivity".
I clearly see your point.
You mean those that aren't scientologists?
I get it. Took me a minute.
Exactly. Had I been a passenger on that bus I would have refused to get off and told him to pray on his own time, not mine.
Even the scientologists will convert. As Oprah goes so goes the nation!
(If you knew my voice, you'd understand this method of torture and disruption.)
Sad grain of truth there.
get off my bus like hell you say.
maybe they will blend the two and call it Islamology.
That should be “God Save the Queen”!!!!
“A MUSLIM bus driver told stunned passengers to get off so he could PRAY.”
Coming to a country near you!
Better yet, stay on and say the Lord’s Prayer over and over at the top of your voice.
Not sad but tragic.
This had nothing to do with prayer. It was 100% about getting normal people to complain, and then he and his other fascist death cultists would accuse the normal people of racism.
This is how it is done.
The article title was changed and so it didn't come up on my pre-post search. The Sun does this sometimes...it's terribly aggravating.
Here's the original FR post