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Get off my bus, I need to pray (Muslim driver stops, rolls out rug - Photos and Video)
The Sun (U.K.) ^ | March 30, 2008 | By ALEX PEAKE and ANDY CRICK

Posted on 03/30/2008 8:53:57 AM PDT by Stoat

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Get off my bus, I need to pray

 
praying bus driver

Prayers please ... the driver holds out hands with palms facing sky

 

 

By ALEX PEAKE
and ANDY CRICK

Published: 29 Mar 2008

 
 
 

A MUSLIM bus driver told stunned passengers to get off so he could PRAY.

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.

 

Route to Mecca ... he kneels on prayer mat placed at front of the bus

Route to Mecca ... he kneels on prayer mat
placed at front of the bus

“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? I’m 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, ‘I’m 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.

At the wheel ... 'Hrun' drives No81

At the wheel ... 'Hrun' drives No81

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 weren’t 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 don’t 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.”



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bus; busdriver; dhimmitude; islam; islamofascism; islamofascists; londonistan; muslim; nutcase; terrordryrun; ukmuslims
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To: Stoat

I particularly thought this poster’s comments in the Sun was interesting and informative:

Posted by: clarej69
If the film was made in Langley then the bus must have only been running 10 mins or so. If thats the case surely he could have said his prayers at Slough bus station where the bus starts, Im sure less people would have had a problem with it then. Most of the complaints im sure were because people (including elderly!) were kicked off the bus so he could pray.
BTW, i go through Heathrow bus station every day and alot of the bus drivers pray on their buses before their route starts!


51 posted on 03/30/2008 9:58:05 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: gitmo

exile and deport are freeper screen names.

And we are supposed to ping other freepers when we mention them which I did not because I was not really referring to the freepers, just using those words;

Get it now?


52 posted on 03/30/2008 9:58:43 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on June 30.)
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To: Army Air Corps

There’s a science fiction writer (James Gunn????) who has written a series of stories (at least one of which got a place in Dozois’ Year’s Best anthology) about a future USA in which islam and Christianity have been melded into “chrislam”. The writer makes a point of showing how much better the various races get along now that they’re all one religion....I read the story once, and I will not inflict it upon myself again. I hope this incredibly ignorant story is not a sign of how the self-appointed vanguard of advanced thinkers views islam and Christianity.


53 posted on 03/30/2008 9:59:31 AM PDT by Verloona Ti
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To: dvan

1. Fire his ass.
2. Dismiss his lawsuit as ‘frivilous’.
3. Charge him the courts costs and legal bills.


54 posted on 03/30/2008 10:01:36 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: gitmo

I could try those, too. WhatEVER "infidel" song I should "sing" would HURT him.

55 posted on 03/30/2008 10:02:55 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: Stoat

Another great comment from the Sun:

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO WAKE UP!!!!! THIS IS NOT OUR COUNTRY ANYMORE, OUR GRANDPARENTS AND THE YOUNG SOLDIERS OF TODAY HAVE DIED OR DYING FOR NOTHING. OUR GOVERMENT HAS SOLD US OUT FOR THEIR OWN PROFIT AND YET WE PATHETIC WIMPS FOLLOW THEM. ENGLAND OR BRITAN DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE. CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE THE PLUG IS SO I CAN PULL IT!!!!! OTHER COUNTRIES WOULD NEVER ACCEPT THIS SO WHY DO WE?????????


56 posted on 03/30/2008 10:03:45 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: Verloona Ti

Sounds screwy. Was he smoking crack?


57 posted on 03/30/2008 10:04:19 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Stoat

Just goes to show - it sucks to ride the bus the world over.


58 posted on 03/30/2008 10:09:17 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: Dustbunny

they would if it was CHRISTEN. no tolerance there.


59 posted on 03/30/2008 10:15:30 AM PDT by jincarolina
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To: Army Air Corps
Nah...He's just another "intellectual" who knows that no one really takes this religion stuff seriously; no one really thinks there's eternal consequences to beliefs and actions while alive...Just a total lack of respect for religious sentiment. After all, everyone HE knows (and his friends are the most intelligent people, of course) has created his or her own (Joseph) Campbell's soup religion out of a little wicca, a little (misinterpreted) Buddhism, a little atrology, a little of this and that...So why NOT combine islam and Christianity??!!??
60 posted on 03/30/2008 10:16:56 AM PDT by Verloona Ti
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To: acoulterfan; All
I particularly thought this poster’s comments in the Sun was interesting and informative:

Posted by: clarej69
If the film was made in Langley then the bus must have only been running 10 mins or so. If thats the case surely he could have said his prayers at Slough bus station where the bus starts, Im sure less people would have had a problem with it then. Most of the complaints im sure were because people (including elderly!) were kicked off the bus so he could pray.
BTW, i go through Heathrow bus station every day and alot of the bus drivers pray on their buses before their route starts!

I have grave concerns that there will be a repeat, and a dramatic escalation of the horrific 7-7-05 bombings

7 July 2005 London bombings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and the behavior of the bus passengers as described in this article worries me terribly as well:

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, ‘I’m 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.”

<<<< beating head on desk

61 posted on 03/30/2008 10:17:51 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: dvan
"Just be glad he wasn't flying a plane!"

Ladies and Gentlemen, you can see that we are below 2,000 feet of elevation and our 747 is on its final landing approach. The Captain would like to inform you that he and the Co-Pilot are kneeling and praying in the cockpit while facing Mecca. Our landing is in the capable hands of Allah. Fear not, for Allahu Akhbar!!
62 posted on 03/30/2008 10:23:40 AM PDT by Enchante (Hillary's 3 am phone calls will say that Bill is "ridin' dirty" with a barmaid on the DC Mall)
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To: Stoat
Hey Mohammad. "Bang, zoom, straight to the moon!"
63 posted on 03/30/2008 10:25:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
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.”

"...if found to factual, the passengers will sent to Re-education Centres to correct their insensitivity."


64 posted on 03/30/2008 10:25:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: Stoat
"Prayer Rug? Sorry, I thought it was a wipe rag."


65 posted on 03/30/2008 10:33:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: Stoat

I be yelling at him pray on OWN TIME DUMB****


66 posted on 03/30/2008 10:34:38 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine
I be yelling at him pray on OWN TIME DUMB****

I would be either beating him senseless or running down the street as fast as my furry stoat legs would take me while yelling into my phone to the police dispatcher that there is a potential terror event occurring NOW and to get the police here instantly.  I am terribly dismayed at the way in which this was handled, and we can all rest assured that the terror kingpins all over the world are looking at this Sun article and cackling with glee at how quickly The West forgets.

67 posted on 03/30/2008 10:46:05 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Xenalyte; don-o

The words “exile” and “deport” need to get into our conversations.


Carry on....

Get ‘R Done........


68 posted on 03/30/2008 11:01:16 AM PDT by deport ( -- Cue Spooky Music --)
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To: Stoat; Slings and Arrows; Lijahsbubbe
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69 posted on 03/30/2008 11:07:24 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: San Jacinto
Fire his ass.

They probably can't fire him. But, but it's his religion so it's his right!!!! To heck with keeping up the bus schedule and getting passengers where they need to be at the appropriate time.

70 posted on 03/30/2008 11:07:33 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: martin_fierro

LMAO

Great pic, thanks :-)

Had I been there, I would have been delighted to give him considerably more drama than he may have anticipated....


71 posted on 03/30/2008 11:10:54 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: martin_fierro

No more calls please, we have a winner!


72 posted on 03/30/2008 11:12:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: Stoat

The reason this is allowed because you people tolerate it and accept it because you are afraid of beig called a racist and a bigot. Your media and politicians as well as ours have trained us well! SPEAK UP AND WE WILL LABEL YOU. I THINK IT’S ABOUT TIME WE STOP THIS NONSENSE!


73 posted on 03/30/2008 11:26:49 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Stoat
But they saw a rucksack lying on the floor of the red single-decker and feared he might be a fanatic

hmmm - making his final prayer before he blows up a busload?

74 posted on 03/30/2008 11:30:56 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Stoat
Muslims pray at pre-dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and evening.

I have long wondered if this mandated playing stinkbug 5 times a day isnt' a mind-control mechanism - a hypnotic indoctrination that the constant prayer ritual keeps triggered - I wonder if this isn't what keeps these people in line.

75 posted on 03/30/2008 11:36:00 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: pallis
The passengers should have laughed at him, and told him to get off the bus to pray to his pagan god.

That would have been the way to go - then if that rucksack was to be his gift to Allah by blowing up the bus once the people got back on - well,

In the meantime, I'd be finding another way to work.

76 posted on 03/30/2008 11:39:05 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Kakaze

Why didn’t HE get off the bus to pray instead of being disrespectful to the passengers? Absolute nonsense! I pray this will NEVER come to this country.


77 posted on 03/30/2008 11:49:10 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Not this Catholic or any other Catholic I know!


78 posted on 03/30/2008 11:53:40 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: maine-iac7
More likely his Imam at his Mosque inspired him to ‘stick it to the system’ hoping that this ‘inconvenience’ would be widely reported in local, national, and international media.

The one act would then inspire copycat actions that the Imam could take credit for, increase the Imam's stature in the Muslim world which would reward the Imam with Saudi money and promotion.

Just look at how the Muslim taxi drivers got national attention (and Muslim respect), by not taking passengers with seeing eye dogs or passengers carrying bottles (might be alcohol in there!)

Muslim doctors and nurses not washing their hands.

Or the flying Imams suing the airline that reacted justly to their extreme and PROVOCATIVE behavior. They did that for Muslim fame, Muslim money and support and to inspire others to act.

Or the refusing of Muslim clerks to touch any books with Non-muslim religious tracts, or dispensing birth control medication, or have anyone at work eating lunch during Ramadang.

As they say “ the camels nose is in the tent”. According to their statements - once we submit a little to their ‘needs’ - and submit a bit more, and some more, then the rest of the non-dhimmis will have no choice but to submit or leave.

79 posted on 03/30/2008 12:00:23 PM PDT by Doctor DNA (To serve Man - Tuesdays: Half off!)
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To: maine-iac7
I wonder if this isn't what keeps these people in line.

There's no doubt it plays an integral role...Islam is all about submission, after all

"Michelle Malkin models a stylish and forever-fashionable anti-submission t-shirt"

80 posted on 03/30/2008 12:12:43 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
He looked like a Muslim convert,

The most dangerous type. ...the newbies "on fire for Allah."

81 posted on 03/30/2008 12:16:27 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: don-o

Thanks. Got it.

-Dense in Charlotte


82 posted on 03/30/2008 12:24:26 PM PDT by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: Stoat

His ass should be out of there yesterday. Fire the a-hole.


83 posted on 03/30/2008 12:24:47 PM PDT by Boagenes
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To: Mr. Mojo; All
He looked like a Muslim convert,

The most dangerous type. ...the newbies "on fire for Allah."

Agreed.

Al-Qaeda's white army of terror (MI5 Source up to 1500 white Britons radicalized to Islamofascism)

84 posted on 03/30/2008 12:26:50 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Interesting article, thanks.

Same primary recruiting stations as here in the U.S. too — the prison system. Except the ones recruited over here are almost always angry black men.


85 posted on 03/30/2008 12:43:07 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: red irish
Why didn’t HE get off the bus to pray instead of being disrespectful to the passengers?

Top Ten Jobs We Don't Want To See Praying Muzzies Doing

NASCAR Driver

Neurosurgery

Operate on your eyes

Airliner Pilot

Train Engineer

18 Wheeler Driver

Atomic Bomb Assembler

Operate Supertanker

Emergency Medical Response

Firefighter

"Ooops! - Here, hold this artery. Time for me to stop to pray!"

86 posted on 03/30/2008 12:49:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: ronnie raygun
The perp is Anglo. Islam is NOT A RACE
87 posted on 03/30/2008 1:12:23 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Boycott Genocide. Boycott the Olympics.)
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To: Iron Munro
"Ooops! - Here, hold this artery. Time for me to stop to pray!"

BUMP

88 posted on 03/30/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Boycott Genocide. Boycott the Olympics.)
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To: martin_fierro
“He looked English and had a London accent. He looked like a Muslim convert

Another Adam Gadahn. Unpopular nerd in school. No dates.

89 posted on 03/30/2008 1:57:12 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: cake_crumb; ronnie raygun

We all know Islam isn’t a race. But that doesn’t stop the Islamists and their sympathizers/apologists from playing the race card anyway.


90 posted on 03/30/2008 2:25:02 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: don-o
The words “exile” and “deport” need to get into our conversations.

No, the actions of pickling up the bus driver and throwing him and his mat out on the street, then taking the bus over is whats needed!

91 posted on 03/30/2008 2:43:24 PM PDT by Bommer (Hmmm who to vote for? A Far leftist? A Radical Leftist? Or a Republican that enjoys being a Leftist?)
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To: Constitution Day
This nonsense needs to be nipped in the bud. STAT.

UnFREAKINbelievable!

What's next, Muslims demanding that every public toilet doesn't face the direction of Mecca.

92 posted on 03/30/2008 4:32:31 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70
Of course, this would have to happen in England.

Can you imagine the reaction that would occur if some yahoo tried this in, say, Texas?
Someone would be gettin' a beat-down for sure. :)

93 posted on 03/30/2008 7:57:45 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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