A nice reminder of the double-standards Muslims expect, and get — even regarding subtle things as this anecdote relays. “EgyptAir subjects passengers to Islamic prayer,” from Stop the ACLU, July 23:
Let me give you a hypothetical situation.
You board a flight for New York someplace in Europe. The passenger list is a mix of Christians, atheists, muslims and Jews and over the loud speaker comes a prayer while a picture of the Vatican flickers on the overhead screens. Who would complain? […] The muslims? You betcha buddy.
But let Egyptair play a muslim travel prayer while showing a picture of a mosque and all is well in dhimmi land. Nobody, as far as I can tell, lodged one complaint to the airline. Most likely because complaining about all things muslim is almost taboo, especially when you are heading to the nest of vipers called the Middle East.
If an airline tried to play a Christian prayer at the start of a flight the left would be up in arms screaming religious discrimination. The ACLU might even join in that fight by suing the airlines on behalf of an offended muslim passenger.