February 9, 2010, - 4:08 pm
If you’re in a hurry and don’t want your public bus ride to seem like a possible Islamic terrorist attack, you might wanna make sure the driver ain’t Muslim before you hop aboard. If a Muslim dude can get away with this in Britain, he can get away with it here. The only difference between the two countries is ugly royalty, bad fish and chips, and more cloudy skies and effeminate men. But, as for bowing to Islamic extremism and intolerance, we’re only a few years behind and fast in, um, “catching up.”
My suggestion for a new slogan for the Transport for London bus system: Ah, diversity–whatta trip!
A Muslim bus driver stunned passengers by pulling over mid-route and beginning to pray in the aisle.
The driver stopped the bus without warning before removing his shoes and, using a fluorescent jacket as a prayer mat, beginning to chant in Arabic.
Passengers said they feared the driver could be preparing for a terror attack.
No one was able to get on or off the vehicle during the five-minute prayer session.
Passenger Gayle Griffiths complained to Transport for London about the bizarre incident on the No.24 bus in Gospel Oak, north London, this week.
Mother-of-one Miss Griffiths, 33, of Camden, north-west London, had boarded the bus a few minutes earlier on her way home from work.
She says that she even feared at the time that the driver might be a fanatic planning to blow up the bus. . . .
‘We had just picked up and let off people at a bus stop and moved off again when the driver stopped the bus very suddenly.
‘He got out of his cab, leaving the engine running, and walked towards the middle exit door.
‘He laid out a fluorescent jacket on the floor and I thought that somebody must have been sick and he was covering it up. . . .
‘Then he took off his shoes and began praying. I was gobsmacked and quite bewildered.’ . . .
Transport for London said . . . ‘TfL and the individual bus operating companies acknowledge and value the diversity of their staff.
Talent on loan from allah. Like I said, “Ah, diversity.” And in the interest of it, perhaps they should employ some pedophiles, and allow them sudden stops to molest kids. You know, who are we to judge? Everyone’s different. And a bus driver’s got needs.
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