Welcome to the new, proud, brilliant multicultural Britain. The driver’s behavior in this case is perfectly in accord with the Islamic supremacist notion that Islam is the plain truth, and everyone sees that, and thus those who don’t believe are perverse and rebellious against God, and have no rights that need be respected. “Muslim bus driver locks passengers aboard as he stops to pray,” by Heidi Blake for the Telegraph, February 8 (thanks to Hussein):
A Muslim bus driver knelt in the aisle to pray for five minutes leaving bemused and anxious passengers trapped in ther [sic] 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.
The mother-of-one from Camden, north west London, who had boarded the bus minutes earlier on her way home from work, said: “Everyone was looking round in a mix of shock and amazement.
“When he had finished, he just got back up and set off again – all without any explanation or apology. It was truly bizarre, ludicrous and aggravating.”
“We are delayed often enough as it is in London. We live in a multicultural society but there is a time and a place for prayer and the middle of a journey with a busload of passengers is not it.”
The NHS administrator added: “It even went through my mind that this might be some sort of terrorist attack with the bus blown up because I had heard that suicide bombers prayed before attacks.”
TfL has apologised to all the passengers for the delay to their journey and the driver has been reprimanded….
UPDATE: Pamela makes an important point: why did everyone just sit there and not take action — especially if they were afraid that he was about to launch a jihad terror attack?