March 29, 2008
Muslim Bus Driver Orders Passengers Off Bus So He Can PrayTopics: Understanding Islam
The bus driver, a White Islamic convert who is said to look English and has a big bushy beard, told understandably stunned bus drivers to get off the bus so he could pray, then rolled out his prayer mat in the aisle, knelt on the floor facing Mecca, held out his palms towards the sky, bowed his head, and began to chant in Arabic:
... "Eventually everyone started complaining. One woman said, 'What the hell are you doing? I'm going to be late for work'."Can't say I blame them!
After a few minutes the driver calmly got up, opened the doors and asked everyone back on board.
But they saw a rucksack lying on the floor of the red single-decker and feared he might be a fanatic. So they all refused (emphasis mine).
The passenger added: "One chap said, 'I'm not getting on there now'.
As for whether or not this loon is a fanatic, that's not up for argument - clearly this nutcase is indeed a fanatic. The only reasonable question is whether this fanatic has already joined or has the potential to join the growing number of Western converts to Islam that become radicalized.
It's important to keep all this in perspective; while it is a fact that all Muslims are not radical Islamists and do not support terrorism, all radical Islamists are Muslims and all jihadists are Muslims.
And if you are interested in knowing just how many Muslims are jihadists, the quick and easy answer is that there are enough to commit the terrorist acts detailed in this 1,000-page-long Islamic Terror Timeline.
By the way, the bus driver is said to have had a rucksack lying on the floor beside him. Would you have gotten back on the bus?
Posted by Abdul at March 29, 2008 3:21 PM
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