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September 07, 2006

Religious Jew Removed From Fight for Praying

An Orthodox Jewish passenger was removed from an Air Canada Jazz flight from Montreal to New York because he was praying in his seat while the plane was about to begin taxiing for takeoff.  As is part of the praying ritual, the passenger was swaying back and forth while performing his prayers.  And because they world has gone completely insane lately, other passengers took this for some sort of threat.  Then it turns out that the man spoke neither French nor English, so flight attendants couldn't talk to him to find out what was going on.  The plane was returned to the gate where the passenger was removed.  God keep our land, glorious and free, O Canada!

(Thanks to reader Avi for the heads up...)

September 7, 2006 | Permalink: Religious Jew Removed From Fight for Praying


Hmmm. Most interesting. Was all over the Canadian media yesterday. What is the big bloody deal? People looking even faintly like Arabs (or Indians as in East, or Black, or, God forbid, Muslim...) are routinely removed by the dozen. So what is so special here? Next time I'll travel in the US (God forbit indeed) I will put on a sticker stating "I am an Atheist". Perhaps it will earn me free room and board in Cuba...

: maxe at Sep 7, 2006 4:11:42 PM

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