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Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Jazza on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:51 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/7187511/Muslim-bus-driver-locks-passengers-aboard-as-he-stops-to-pray.html

I dunno what to think of this story. Should all muslims just stop and pray at the certain time of day they do pray? Like this, stoppin a bus, gettin off and praying... What if hes taking off/landing a plane? autopilot the situation?

Muslim drivers have been reminded that they should pray during rest periods between journeys to avoid delays, TfL said.


Thats the time to pray, not parkin up on a motorway doin a pray (figure of speech xD)

It is an offence to leave a vehicle with the engine running,
Contrary to regulation 107(1) of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Flawless on Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:20 am

Jazza wrote:What if hes taking off/landing a plane? autopilot the situation?

Slightly OT, but I was under the impression most planes are becoming nearly automated when landing and just required the pilot to throttle back due to most crashes and accidents being human error.
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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Wizav on Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:37 am

I would of been quite worried had that happened to me i always get anxious when i see muslims praying on public transport after what happened.


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Jazza on Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:27 am

Flawless wrote:
Jazza wrote:What if hes taking off/landing a plane? autopilot the situation?

Slightly OT, but I was under the impression most planes are becoming nearly automated when landing and just required the pilot to throttle back due to most crashes and accidents being human error.


That aint OT lets say

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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Templar+ on Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:46 am

look on the bright side jazza at least all the passengers made it off the bus alive :P lol
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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Aceo on Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:37 pm

This is absolute crap, personal things should be dealt with during breaks. During duty/work time he should be doing his job and that means getting the people on the bus to their destination.

Also, would trapping people on board a bus count as being held against your will? (I.E. kidnapping)


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Jazza on Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:52 pm

It would mate but you know... racial discrimination etc etc *yawns...* the boring line
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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Gh0st.IRE on Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:49 pm

Im against it. Now I understand that the general muslim follower is rather loyal to their faith and they "have to" pray but Im sure Allah wont mind if they swap the praying times to keep everyone happy.
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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Flare on Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:01 pm

I would of kicked up a huge fuss if that happen to me on the bus " hey f*ck I have to be somewhere ... thats why I climbed on the bus...not to watch your ass for 5 minutes. "

Imagine going to Mecca and drowing out the call the prayer with heavy metal music, ' Hey its my tune playing time, gotta respect my culture , yeah ? '

Usually the old saying ' When in Rome... ' is what civilised (none American :P ) people would consider when in a foriegn country, plus the driver should of had the common sense to realise he was inconviniancing his passengers, not to mention scaring the hell out of them... he is lucky some 'hero' didnt smash out the emergancy window and tackle the 'bomber'.
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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Mr Tortoise on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:45 pm

its only racial discrimination if p[eople let people use that as an excuse.

Saying hes not allowed to pray under any circumstances whilst at work is discrimination.


NO bus driver shuould be allowed to make passangers wait nce they have paid to get to a destination because part of that ticket sale is to get the customer there in a reasonable time.

That also includes he ignorant gits who stop at 8:40 to have a fag with a packed bus of peopel trying to get to work


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby meyenburg on Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:59 am

Me and my mate once were at a resutrant, sitting at a door with a window or sumthing in it. Well, just outside there, was a muslim facing towards us praying. We were like "wtf"
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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby deuxmx on Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:03 am

So, their is this woman here http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d8a4b34a-183b ... ab49a.html That lost her job for wearing a cross.

Yet he can stop a bus and pray in front of everyone. This world is slowly making us all racist. If they weren't so far fight id vote BNP
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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby FunkySpider on Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:51 pm

We had a topic a fair few months ago about a christian bus driver who wouldn't drive a bus because of an atheist advertising campaign. I said then that is if the bus driver couldn't do his job regardless of what was written on the side of the bus then quite frankly he is in breach of his contract and should of been fired. Harsh but fair imo.
The same logic applies here. If this man was unwilling to carry about his duties and do what HE IS PAID TO DO but instead disrupts many of his passenger's day and indeed lock them in the bus while doing it, he is in breach of his contract and should be fired. This wouldn't be acceptable if it was anyone else with different religious beliefs, it shouldn't be for him. Same rules for everyone makes our society fairer.
This isn't a race thing, not really. People like to tie it up in race and various sides like to use it as a way of making whatever point they are trying to tout this week. This is a simple breach of contract and should be dealt in that way. It would also seem a breach of highway law which should carry it's own penalties. I'm all for acceptance and am pro a multicultural society but this is not representative of such a society and does the driver's religion a dis-service which will get picked up on by narrow minded people who think we should kick everyone who isn't white and christian out of the country.
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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby SWaG on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:54 am

Hmm... no where in that article, aside from the title does the word 'lock' appear... also assuming it's a standard bus I'm used to the doors are operated by a button (normally both in the driver's cab and above the door) as such exit is quite possible. (It's pretty much impossible to lock any standard bus).

Not saying he was right todo it, however the reporting feels a little lax to me and sensationalised, which is disappointing given the source.


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby BIOCHEMICAL on Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:53 pm

forget it


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby meyenburg on Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:27 pm

BIOCHEMICAL wrote:forget it


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Seany on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:10 pm

Flare wrote:
Imagine going to Mecca and drowing out the call the prayer with heavy metal music, ' Hey its my tune playing time, gotta respect my culture , yeah ? '



Keep it up for over 5 minutes they'll back down. Racism works like that yo.

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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby BIOCHEMICAL on Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:44 pm

Flare wrote:
Imagine going to Mecca and drowing out the call the prayer with heavy metal music, ' Hey its my tune playing time, gotta respect my culture , yeah ? '



BIG difference between this and that, this is way over the line and racist


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Aceo on Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:56 pm

How is that racist? He isn't specifically going against them as a race, isn't discriminating against them in any way. All he's doing is playing his music at the required time as per his religion/culture.


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Re: Muslim bus driver locks passengers in as he stops to pray

Postby Xhiea on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:52 pm

BIOCHEMICAL wrote:
Flare wrote:
Imagine going to Mecca and drowing out the call the prayer with heavy metal music, ' Hey its my tune playing time, gotta respect my culture , yeah ? '



BIG difference between this and that, this is way over the line and racist


that isn't racist.
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