Skip to comments.Muslim terrorist’ on Air Malta plane turns out to be Caribbean Christian
Posted on 12/24/2010 11:09:45 AM PST by Cardhu
The story that made the rounds of the world that a Muslim man was apprehended on an Air Malta plane when he persisted in praying out aloud in the aisle just as the plane was taxying to take off at Londons Heathrow Airport, now has to be revised.
It was a Caribbean Christian man, Maria Busuttil who was on the plane with him, told The Times. And the prayer he was chanting was the Our Father.
Yet even yesterday on In-Nazzjon, Brian Grech who had a hand in restraining the man, still insisted the man was an Arab Muslim.
Writing on The Times comment pages yesterday, Ahmed Sain wrote: For all of you who made a comment yesterday on this subject, I think you got it all wrong regarding this mans religion. Now you guys ask for forgiveness.
Meanwhile, unbeknown to most Maltese, comments on foreign papers were not all unanimously in favour of the crews action to remove the man from the plane. Many said that in a multicultural society, a man might be allowed to pray as his religion orders him to do.
Thus, a Max from Amsterdam wrote on the Der Telegraaf comment blog: This often happens. Even before 9/11. Then it was no problem. The most beautiful thing Ive ever seen to leave for New York: a Muslim and a Jew side by side were praying. If youre afraid you must stay home.
And another person, LLW from Amsterdam too, wrote: Let the man pray! That was an exaggerated response from the passengers. I hope the praying gentleman can go home again soon.
In a comment that in the light of the new developments is particularly interesting, a writer wrote on the comment pages of the German paper Tagespiegel: The incitement of fear of Islamic terrorism,
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My tin foil hat might tell me that they knew he was a Christian but decided to eject him under the guise of i-slam. Pretend that they are doing something about the real threat and at the same time intimidate non-moslems. /conspiracy
I don’t care what faith he is. He should’ve stayed in his seat while the plane taxied.