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Muslim bus driver locks passengers aboard as he stops to pray

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A Muslim bus driver knelt in the aisle to pray for five minutes leaving bemused and anxious passengers trapped in ther seats.

The driver pulled over without warning and rolled out a high-visibility jacket as a makeshift prayer mat before removing his shoes, turning to face Mecca and starting to chant in Arabic.

Passengers said they looked on in stunned silence, fearing the driver may be preparing for a terrorist attack on the bus. No one was able to get on or off the vehicle during the five-minute prayer session.

Gayle Griffiths, 33, complained to Transport for London (TfL) about the incident on the number 24 bus in Gospel Oak, north London, last week.
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TfL has apologised to all the passengers for the delay to their journey and the driver has been reprimanded.

A spokesman said: “A route 24 bus was delayed following a decision by the driver to stop the bus to pray.

“The bus company – London General – has had a word with the driver as this is not something that should be happening.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...s-to-pray.html

What's next?"Muslim pilot leaves the cockpit in the procedure of landing to pray"..Or"Muslim surgeon leaves open heart surgery to pray to Allah"

The most ridiculous thing is that his company had just a talk with him instead of firing him.But that's to be expected in modern Eurabia and Londonistan where apparently firing a Muslim for not doin his job right is racict and unacceptable.
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What's next?"Muslim pilot leaves the cockpit in the procedure of landing to pray"..Or"Muslim surgeon leaves open heart surgery to pray to Allah"
You really need to research the habits of orthodox Christians and Jews. It's not that different.

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You really need to research the habits of orthodox Christians and Jews. It's not that different.
You'd be surprised to find out how many religious people drive a bus in Israel and still manage not to stop the bus for a prayer.

They'd get fired, I assure you.
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OMG, I can't believe it happens in London
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Hopefully, the Telegraph got it right. Or they might have to pay 30,000 pounds of damages to the bus driver in question, like the Sun had to do some time ago:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009...lim-bus-driver

While we're on errant bus drivers, why not look at this?
Clearly, the issue is not a religious one.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/can...tml?id=2523969

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Local 113 of the Amalgamated Transit Union confirmed in a news release yesterday morning, "A TTC bus operator has been suspended pending an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a video purportedly recording the operator taking a seven-minute washroom break and buying a coffee at a doughnut shop at 3 a.m. last Friday"... In the video, the unidentified driver stops the bus and runs into a doughnut shop for around seven minutes. He ignores the complaints of a female rider when he returns... Mr. Politi told the Post that after he had turned the camera off, "The bus driver told me, 'This is the 21st century, kid, not the '60s. I can do whatever I want.' He then told me I could take my camera and stick it up my ass because he's a union member and nobody can touch him."
In both cases, the bus company should make it clear to their bus drivers that personal business should not be allowed when they're on duty, and that any infringement of such regulations will lead to immediate dismissal.

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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers aboard as he stops to pray

some of you guys are so filled with hate that you dont see the problem.

the problem has nothing to do with whether he is muslim or not. its bus drivers who do stupid shit that endanger passengers. its no different than the bus driver who crashed a bus because he was busy texting and not watching the road.

he needs to be fired and dealt with the same way anyone who locked passangers in a bus with no way out or who did some crazy shit like that. dont care if prays to allah, jesus, satan, or the tooth fairy.

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What's next?"Muslim pilot leaves the cockpit in the procedure of landing to pray"..Or"Muslim surgeon leaves open heart surgery to pray to Allah"
How about "mure opens thread on tennisforum that doesn't contain pointless anti-islamic hate spew."
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You'd be surprised to find out how many religious people drive a bus in Israel and still manage not to stop the bus for a prayer.
It would be really scary if that was a surprise. In the same vein, there are many people whose religion is Islam who drive buses and don't stop the bus to pray. Definitely a doofy thing to do - very doofy. However, to use it launch a round of bashing of Muslims is even more doofy.

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some of you guys are so filled with hate that you dont see the problem.

the problem has nothing to do with whether he is muslim or not. its bus drivers who do stupid shit that endanger passengers. its no different than the bus driver who crashed a bus because he was busy texting and not watching the road.

he needs to be fired and dealt with the same way anyone who locked passangers in a bus with no way out or who did some crazy shit like that. dont care if prays to allah, jesus, satan, or the tooth fairy.
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Hopefully, the Telegraph got it right. Or they might have to pay 30,000 pounds of damages to the bus driver in question, like the Sun had to do some time ago:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009...lim-bus-driver

While we're on errant bus drivers, why not look at this?
Clearly, the issue is not a religious one.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/can...tml?id=2523969



In both cases, the bus company should make it clear to their bus drivers that personal business should not be allowed when they're on duty, and that any infringement of such regulations will lead to immediate dismissal.

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How about "mure opens thread on tennisforum that doesn't contain pointless anti-islamic hate spew."

Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.

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No offense to anyone, but religion is a waste of time.

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wiggly pretty much wrapped up this thread.

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i honestly would also be legit scared if i was one of the passengers
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lol if that happened on a bus in nyc dude would have gotten beat down.

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