UK: Pilot Removes Muslim from Flight Over Prayer Request


PILOT REMOVES MUSLIM FROM FLIGHT FOLLOWING PRAYER REQUEST

The recent bombing attempt at Glasgow Airport has started an apparent ripple effect of trepidation. The pilot of a Thomsonfly jet ordered a young man off an aircraft last week, after the man asked permission to pray before the flight commenced, according to the Newcastle Sun.

The young Muslim reportedly boarded the flight at England's Newcastle International Airport, for a trip to Malaga, Spain with a group of friends. He asked the cabin crew for permission use a curtained-off galley area for prayers before the plane took off.

When the flight attendant asked the captain, the pilot not only removed the young man off the flight... but local authorities were notified and the man was detained and searched under current terrorism laws…

The executive leader of the counter-terrorism section of the Muslim Safety Forum, Azad Ali, appealed through the newspaper for the evicted man to contact them.

"If the man feels hard done by then he will be upset by this. If he feels it difficult to gain resolution in Newcastle he can log onto our website and email us his details," he said.

"We will then go to the Association of Chief Police Officers and ask them to look into it. However, it looks as if the airline itself is guilty of over reaction in this incident. There is a tendency for some people to blame an entire community for the actions of individuals. It's guilt by association."

 


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