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Islamist Demands On THY Flights:
Turn The Plane Towards Mecca So We Can Pray

It is reported that some Islamist passengers on Turkish Airlines flights mostly from Germany, Austria, and Netherlands en route to Turkey are demanding that the plane turns towards Mecca, for their prayers.

Cagatay Uysal of the Dispatchers Association said that recently the flight crews are confronted with some passenger requests that cannot be fulfilled. Uysal said that especially close to namaz (Islamic prayer) time, some passengers ask that the plane turns towards Mecca, or some ask which direction is South. The crew members, unable to assist, answer that “Mecca is in our heart”.

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Islamist Passenger Refuses To Sit Next To Woman,
Creating A Scene On Turkish Airlines Flight

Mainstream Turkish dailies report incidents that they say would not happen before the recent general elections that brought AKP to power for the second time. On a September 8, morning flight from Ankara to Istanbul a man wearing Islamic garbs (cloak and turban) made a scene when a lady – modestly dressed - was seated next to him. Protesting loudly, the Islamist passenger demanded that the crew remove the lady - or him - from that seat. Other irritated passengers opposed to be replaced, saying that it was unthinkable to segregate men and women in an airplane, in Islamic way.

After long arguments, a young man resolved the conflict by volunteering to exchange seats with the Islamist passenger.

Will Qantas accommodate such Flying High antics?

How far will Australian Islamists' demands go?

How much bolder will they become when their community continues to grow at its current rapid rate?


Turn The Plane Towards Mecca So We Can Pray
Islamist Passenger Refuses To Sit Next To Woman - MEMRI


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