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(WUSA9)   Latest way to mess with people's minds: pray in the aisle during an airplane flight. Downside: Being handcuffed and arrested for disorderly conduct   ( wusa9.com) divider line
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2012-11-09 11:27:09 AM  
3 votes:
I kind of feel like all such articles should solely focus on what a big bunch of pussies Americans are.
2012-11-09 11:53:27 AM  
2 votes:
FTA: "Tweets on this topic speculated that the man experienced some kind of emotional/mental problem."

That's the most succinct summary of religion I've ever seen.
2012-11-09 11:38:09 AM  
1 vote:
I've had something similar happen. Had a gentleman, who I assume is Islamic*, hold up the flight from taking off as he was praying. He'd gone to the back of the plane near the air-waitresses and the shiatters, put his jacket down, and was doing the up and down thing. Head air-waitress kept making an announcement for everyone to get in their seats. He kept praying.

Mildly annoying, but we got wheels up in a reasonable time. I can certainly respect (but not agree with) people who want to pray. However, what I can't accept is when you do it in such a way as to interfere with 100+ other people. It's not like prayer-time magically moved around. You knew when you'd have to go through your ritual. Plan accordingly and don't inconvenience the rest of us.

*Am assuming this due to the ritual performed.
2012-11-09 11:34:12 AM  
1 vote:
On one flight I was on across the Atlantic, the Orthodox Jewish man who was sitting beside me got up and went to an emergency exit to pray. It involved bowing his head at the door and touching the handle for some reason. A very nice flight attendant suggested to him that maybe just maybe he was making the other passengers a little bit nervous. He came out of a trance, apologized, and sat down again. I thought that was a great way to handle it.
2012-11-09 11:28:32 AM  
1 vote:
I pray every time I get on a plane, please let my luggage be on this plane, don't let the pilot be drunk, and no snakes.
2012-11-09 11:27:59 AM  
1 vote:
...some kind of emotional/mental problem...
2012-11-09 11:24:12 AM  
1 vote:
He must have been "Muslim-looking." Praying to Jesus is normal even when you do it with strychnine and snakes.
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