Once again, Pilots Freak out When they Mistake Jews for Muslims

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    Jewish Prayer Ritual Alarms Alaska Airlines Crew
     
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    So? If people don't know, they don't know. Better safe than sorry I guess.
     
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    The article says they were wearing 'tefillin' one on their heads and one on their arms.

    This is 'tefillin':

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    It does not say they were mistaken for Muslims. If one does not know of this ritual it would/could appear to be something that may need to be looked into with the day and age we live in.
     
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    o good gosh...i am fucking redneck in the south...and i would know what this objects are used for....do these people have no cultural diversity?
     
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    the box has a torah (or a bit of it) in it....its all ritual....are we really afraid of people strapping their arm with leather and putting a box on their forehead?

    and why not just ask what they are doing...i am sure they would have been happy to tell the airline
     
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    I'm not a redneck and have been around my share of Jewish people over the years, but I had never heard nor seen tefillin until a similar story that broke a few years ago. So prior to that it likely would have raised concern in me if I saw some guys strapping them onto their heads and arms on a plane.
     
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    i am surprised this is such an unknown
     
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    i think my pal did it 3xs a day....cause i use to give him hell about jews and muslim customs being so similar
     
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    I read this story a couple of days ago, and then again today, and you are the first person I have seen that mentioned Muslims, why is that? Doesn't the fact that they over reacted to Jews actually prove they are not targeting Muslims?
     

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