Islamist Demands On THY Flights: Turn The Plane Towards Mecca So We Can Pray

It is reported that some Islamist passengers on Turkish Airlines flights mostly from Germany, Austria, and Netherlands en route to Turkey are demanding that the plane turns towards Mecca , for their prayers.

Cagatay Uysal of the Dispatchers Association said that recently the flight crews are confronted with some passenger requests that cannot be fulfilled. Uysal said that especially close to namaz (Islamic prayer) time, some passengers ask that the plane turns towards Mecca , or some ask which direction is South. The crew members, unable to assist, answer that “ Mecca is in our heart”.


Source: Vatan, Turkey , October 1, 2007

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