A Hasidic Jew was removed from Canadian airliner ACJ last week for simply praying. While taxing, Rabbi Ronny Fine quietly began praying to himself while lurching back and forth. A flight attendant told the Rabbi that his praying was making others nervous and that he had to leave! What’s even more amusing is this quote from a passenger…
The attendant actually recognized out loud that he wasn’t a Muslim and that she was sorry for the situation but they had to ask him to leave.
Now what the hell is going on here? First there was the story about a man not being allowed to board a plane because he had a t-shirt with the words, "We will not be silent" in both English and Arabic, now this?!?
Honestly this mass hysteria and lack of common sense is going to tear us apart. As far as I’m concerned, this is worse than the terrorist attacks themselves. They have succeeded at creating a society laden with fear and have robbed us of our basic freedoms and decency. The World Trade Center will be rebuilt long before our common sense has returned and our freedoms restored.