Sunday, January 04, 2009

Tips for Muslims who like to travel by air - Malaysiakini

Nine members of an American Muslim family were removed from an AirTran flight on Thursday after comments made by two of the family members were misconstrued by other passengers. Kashif Irfan said his brother, Atif, and his brother's wife wondered aloud about the safest place to sit on an airplane.
"My brother said [something like], 'Wow, the jets are right next to my window.' I think they were remarking about safety."
Well, there you go. Sounds like terrorism to me! Unfortunately, Muslims are probably going to have to deal with this stuff for years to come. On the bright side, it's instances like these that help pay the mortgages of the Muslim comedians on the Axis of Evil tour.
The Irfan family was reimbursed by AirTran, and later flown to their destination on USAirways. If you've ever flown AirTran, you know that, all in all, the Irfans came out on top.
Nevertheless, an online whacky magazine has written a guide to help Muslims avoid these misunderstandings in the in the future:

2 comments:

Chicken Feet aka KaKiaYam said...

haha, that incident was unfortunate and unnecessary...but to laugh at it shows the advance level of maturity of these people...

do that to m'sians muslims...and they will become hyper sensitive and emotional ...not to mention defensive....

KaKiaYam

rascal r us said...

Yes Mr Yam,
Like we can tell pig heads joke on chinks without you guys getting all huffed up!