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Praying On Planes?

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I was recently on a plane from London to Athens and was sitting next to a Muslim man of obvious Arabian stock, midway through the flight he got up and decided to take it upon himself to ask the attendant if he could pray in the place at the back of the plane. The Attendant asked another attendant and she said it was ok, the man himself was wearing one of those little white hats that extremists usually wear and some kind of white robe. Has anyone else had experiences of this kind? For me it was kind of unnerving having to sit next to him, it is entirely probable that he may have sympathized with terrorist attacks in Indonesia, America, Britain, Spain and elsewhere, and knowing this, it worried me a little bit.

 

The fact there are no Masjids in Athens makes me feel a little safer when I go to sleep at night.

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it is entirely probable that he may have sympathized with terrorist attacks in Indonesia, America, Britain, Spain and elsewhere, and knowing this, it worried me a little bit.

 

Because he got up to pray to his Lord?

 

Well I most certainly feel really sorry for you and your irrational little fears.

 

the man himself was wearing one of those little white hats that extremists usually wear and some kind of white robe.

 

Please educate yourself for goodness sake, before you even think of starting a discussion with us.

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wow you really do have a narrow mind. either youve never met a muslim before or you are suffering from Islamaphobia.

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Hey guys, this guy registered here just to bash muslims. He is calling us terrorists and stuff (in a sneaky way) This is in everyone of his posts (like disrespecting shariah etc) . You're having fun yet Belisarius?

 

Peace

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It seems he was merely pointing out that he feels uncomfortable sitting next to a muslim on a plane, especially an overtly religious muslim.

He's far from alone in thinking this way, especially on a flight from London!!!

 

Why is this reaction so suprising to you people?

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the man himself was wearing one of those little white hats that extremists usually wear and some kind of white robe.

 

LOL that's hilarious! Like out of a 'trolling for dummies' handbook.

Seriously though, its the guy sitting next to you reading Palyboy and swilling beer in a USA T-shirt that you need to keep an eye on. A real terrorist isn't going to draw attention to himself by praying. :D

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It seems he was merely pointing out that he feels uncomfortable sitting next to a muslim on a plane, especially an overtly religious muslim.

 

He should feel safest with an overtly religious muslim because the best muslims are fundamentalist muslims (those that stick to the fundamental teachings of Islam) which are required by Islam to be kind, gentle, generous and merciful.

 

Peace

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Peace Belisarius,

 

the man himself was wearing one of those little white hats that extremists usually wear and some kind of white robe. Has anyone else had experiences of this kind? For me it was kind of unnerving having to sit next to him, it is entirely probable that he may have sympathized with terrorist attacks in Indonesia, America, Britain, Spain and elsewhere, and knowing this, it worried me a little bit.

 

I don't think you need have any worry of people blowing themselves up. I've flown on many planes with many Muslim's, many of them dressed in 'little white hats' and despite that I've made it every time. Gulf Air go as far as to give the direction Muslims ought to pray on the display monitors (given that the direction to Makkah changes throughout the flight) and don't appear to have suffered any increased level of terrorist incident as a result.

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The only time I've been worried on a flight is when i was sat across the aisle from a large man who was wearing pale baggy clothes with a white cap and a large bushy beard speaking loudly in a language few could understand . He upset enough people that security escorted him away once the plane landed .

 

I should perhaps point out he was a drunken Scot . I'll take the devout muslim over that anytime :D

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I should perhaps point out he was a drunken Scot . I'll take the devout muslim over that anytime :D

 

LOL

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As long as the praying doesn't wake me up I am fine. I have a hard time sleeping on planes.

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Hey guys, this guy registered here just to bash muslims. He is calling us terrorists and stuff (in a sneaky way) This is in everyone of his posts (like disrespecting shariah etc) . You're having fun yet Belisarius?

 

Peace

 

 

i second that....

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geia sou belisarius file mou, apo pou eisai stin ellada?

 

I too am Greek, however, I am studying in London at the moment.

 

I agree with you, I am glad there have been many efforts to block the building of a Masjid, I have no problem with a Hindu Temple, a Buddhist Shrine, a Jewish Synagogue (read about mordecai frizis, the great Greek Jewish patriot), a Sikh temple or even pagan shrines, but Masjids have a habit of attracting extremists, wehave never had any trouble fromn the muslims in Greece, because they know that this is a GREEK ORTHODOX country, just like in China, the muslims do not cause problems because they are scared of the Army.

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geia sou belisarius file mou, apo pou eisai stin ellada?

The official languages of this forum are Arabic & English, ONLY.

I agree with you, I am glad there have been many efforts to block the building of a Masjid, I have no problem with a Hindu Temple, a Buddhist Shrine, a Jewish Synagogue (read about mordecai frizis, the great Greek Jewish patriot), a Sikh temple or even pagan shrines, but Masjids have a habit of attracting extremists,

Really? Out of the 1.5 billion Muslims on the planet, how many of them are "extremists?" The vast majority of Muslims attend Masjids, are you saying then, that the overwhelming majority of Muslims who Just attend Masjids are extremists?

wehave never had any trouble fromn the muslims in Greece, because they know that this is a GREEK ORTHODOX country, just like in China, the muslims do not cause problems because they are scared of the Army.

China is Greek Orthodox?

 

Muslims fear the Greek Army? This is the same Army whose honor guard prances around wearing leotards? :D

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The official languages of this forum are Arabic & English, ONLY.

 

Greek is older :D

 

Really? Out of the 1.5 billion Muslims on the planet, how many of them are "extremists?" The vast majority of Muslims attend Masjids, are you saying then, that the overwhelming majority of Muslims who Just attend Masjids are extremists?

The recent poll over here in the UK showed something like over 10% of Muslims agreeing with the London bombings, now this was a public poll, imagine what the results are REALLY like.

China is Greek Orthodox?

 

Muslims fear the Greek Army? This is the same Army whose honor guard prances around wearing leotards? :D

China is not Greek Orthodox, you purposefully misunderstood me. My statement was thus, Muslims are scared of the Chinese Army, they know if they cause any trouble that a division of the PLA will arrive on their front doorstep.

 

The Greek Army's honor guard wears the foustanella, the traditional dress of Greece, and of the Klephts, the guerilla warriors against the Ottomans during the revolutionary struggle. If you were in your beloved Ottoman Empire 200 years ago during hte Greek uprising, you would realise just how feared these people were. They rained death upon the Turks and Egyptians. And all the barbarians could do in response was to raze the ground around them because they were so frustrated with the guerilla attacks. Also, why don't you go up to one of the Evzones and tell them that? They are hand picked from the best units of the army, I'm sure they'd give you more than a run for your money :D

 

It's funny how as a Muslim you have the audacity to mock my country, we are a developed nation, our army far outclasses anything any muslim country can field in terms of technology, and we are a developed democratic country with a strong economy that has been growing in excess of the Eurozone average for the past 16 years. All the students from across the Balkans come to our Universities.

 

Muslims cannot claim any of the above, their dream of a Khalifah is just that, a pipe dream, and the nations that exist at the moment are nothing more than jokes. Think we Greeks shake in fear at the mention of the KSA? Oh and believe me, Muslims know they have to behave in Greece, they know this VERY well :D

 

Get real man. The EU is the new power now, not the Muslims.

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Out of the 1.5 billion Muslims on the planet, how many of them are "extremists?"

Far, far too many.

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Greek is older :D

 

So are cave paintings, but you don't see images of naked cavemen hunting bison here do you?

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Far, far too many.

 

But clearly fewer than the amount of "westerners" who are just complete imperialist ignoramuses.

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But clearly fewer than the amount of "westerners" who are just complete imperialist ignoramuses.

"Clearness" must be in the eye of the beholder.

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So are cave paintings, but you don't see images of naked cavemen hunting bison here do you?

What is the logic in that reply? A language can either have continuity or it doesn't, one cannot really actively assess or analyze the 'quality' of a language, other than in it's continuity, art is measured by other factors, quality and concept being the two main ones.

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It's funny how as a Muslim you have the audacity to mock my country, we are a developed nation, our army far outclasses anything any muslim country can field in terms of technology, and we are a developed democratic country with a strong economy that has been growing in excess of the Eurozone average for the past 16 years. All the students from across the Balkans come to our Universities.

 

I too am Greek, however, I am studying in London at the moment.

 

 

so what are you doing here if your beloved country is the best for everything?

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