Skip to comments.Man Prays in Airplane Aisle, for No Particular Reason
Posted on 11/12/2012 8:43:08 AM PST by marshmallow
Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.
That was my first reaction when I saw several versions of this bizarre little story from the tense world of airline travel, especially in the skies around Washington, D.C.
This is one of those cases in which I really need to ask GetReligion readers to look at the whole story. Trust me, this will not take long. This is all of the CBS News item.
DENVER A United Airlines flight from Denver landed safely in Washington, D.C. after its crew declared an emergency, reportedly because a passenger began praying in an aisle.
According to KUSA-TV in Denver, the plane was escorted by military jets after the crew declared the emergency. The plane landed Thursday at Dulles International Airport.
The Denver TV station says the crew made the decision because a male passenger started praying in the middle of an aisle.
United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says a passenger on flight 662 from Denver to Washington wasnt following flight attendant instructions for landing.
What in the world is going on here?
I mean, its pretty easy to figure out what is going on in this incident. Readers are, I assume, supposed to figure out that a man prostrated in the aisle during one of the five periods in the day in which practicing Muslims are supposed to face Mecca and pray. This is not the only possible interpretation of what is going on, but it is the most logical explanation.
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Ever since I sat in front of some devout Muslims who incessantly chanted their faith, out loud, I have downloaded and kept some popular Christian hymns to my laptop. I haven’t had to use them...yet.
So was he using his ‘flying’ carpet?
Their way of praying says “kiss my ass” more than any other I’ve seen and that’s what their attitude seems to be.
Having respect for another’s religion is one thing but to expect to have your ass kissed over it is putting yourself above your god, who probably doesn’t need to have his ass kissed to know that he is a god.
Why do people think their gods need so much help?
If some Muslim gets down on a rug in front of me on an airplane,he’d better be praying that I don’t kick his ass.
The man was disobedient to the rules of who was in charge . They should have landed the plane and dragged his butt off and not allowed to fly for a certain amount of time. The crew must learn to be calm - and not be so controlled by them to react in such a way. Did they know this man didn’t go through the security because of PC? Will that be their reason for the way they acted? If it is, we will never hear about it.
If history is any guide, the praying guy should score a pretty big settlement from the airline, like the several muslims who were profiled in the Chicago (I think) airport a few years ago. Dressed like muslims, prayed together in the gate waiting area, and kept off the flight. Enter the lawyers and CAIR and voila, money for everyone.
Ive got a friend who is selling franchises that makes land mines that appear to be prayer rugs. He recommended buy yourself one, Prophets are going through the roof!
As good as any Henny joke. Haha.
Maybe he found out what country planes get serviced in?.
The entire rest of the plane should suddenly have to rush down the aisle to the restroom.
How do these potential terrorists face mecca if the plane is flying north or south?
I always pray when I’m flying, and I assume many others do, too ... but I do it in my seat with my seatbelt on, because I’m not an idiot. If I happen to be praying in my car, I’m also in my seat with my seatbelt on. DUH!