Muslim Prays While Americans Pretend It`s Normal

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago in

Hope this muslims prayer break didn"t interfere with his fares ride.
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Male 1,013
He wasn`t facing the mecca, there`s a Victoria`s Secret across the street from Lens Crafters just off camera to the left.
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Male 371
You children are so predictable. You`re all funnier than the post. I`m gonna head over to /b/ and look at some cute cat pictures. Ciao.
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Male 185
more stupid crap. You`re getting very boring, IAB.
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Male 10,855
Seriously I`ve seen a Muslim wash his feet in a public bathroom before, this HARDLY startles me.
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Male 447
Praying on a taxi isn`t normal. But on meth it is. Meth. Not even once.

Anyone remember those? They were great.
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Male 347
@FCMXD: I lol`d
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Male 25
He is lucky no stole his shoes.
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Male 181
I think a better caption would have been:

Man actually catches a taxi in NYC. Prays in thanks.
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Male 99
@duffytoler

Hey there media sheep. I know you`re too busy being sheepish and just read words for the sake of it on the news but had you looked carefully you would have noticed sentences like these which are quite mis-leading

( from bbc )"Militant groups from the North Caucasus are suspected of planning the attack."

keyword : SUSPECTED.

" Eyewitnesses told Russian TV that before a bomber detonated the charge, he had shouted: "I`ll kill you all!"

I thought the stereotype was " allah hu akbar?"

" Militants from the North Caucasus are frequently blamed for terror attacks in Russia,"

BLAMED not convicted.. just blamed..
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Male 288
Please go back to your country.
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Male 255
@duffy: Roughly 22% of the worlds population are muslim and 32% are christian.
By your loggic, I see you as a murdering psychotic a-hole because of all of the w*nkers who bomb abortion clinics in the name of christ. Seriously duffy, stop pretending you`re harmless, you`re christian for gods sake.
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Male 48
Wobble,
He`s standing on a car. He`s talking/prostrating himself to his imaginary friend. Not really a problem, just bizarre stuff to stare at since we don`t see it every day.
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Male 684
i like the idea of "praying" five times a day... assuming that when you pray you are trying to somehow become a better human being.Devotion to an ideal is a beautiful thing, just make sure you understand and agree with what it is you are devoted to, and that it is in agreement with being a rational, compassionate, intelligent, and thoughtful human bean:)
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Male 271
@duffy any extremist in a religion is crazy christian jewish muslim hindu budhist baptist athiest and even nihilst the ones who embrace the extremes of these religions are crazy however not all of the people in these religions are crazy im a christian but im not going to beat your door down to tell you about "our" one and only savior just like not all muslims are going to have dynamite strapped to their chest

and praying on top of what is presumably his taxi is understandable simply because the sidewalks of places where you need a taxi are dirtier than a 2 dollar hooker granted its unusual but once examined if one needs to pray like that more than understandable
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Male 493
Praying: Totally fine.
Praying in public: Still not really an issue.
Praying in public on top of your taxi cab: WTF?
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Female 21
He`s praying. What`s the big deal here?
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Male 39,531
No matter how hard he tries... that carpet is NOT going to fly!


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Male 5,194
[quote]...prayer 5 times a day... ...you think there is something mentally wrong with him and he is limiting his intelligence. [/quote]

Looks batsh*t insane to me, too. Oh, gee, what`s THIS in the news? Muslims just killed a bunch of people in a bombing at Domodedovo airport in Moscow. QUIT PRETENDING THESE MURDERING PSYCHOTIC A-HOLES ARE HARMLESS.
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Male 405
Not specifically against this particular religion: But I wish there was some sort of after life, JUST so this guy could see what a fool he`d been making of himself.
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Male 67
I wouldn`t say that praying on top of a taxi`s trunk is exactly `normal`
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Female 2,525
Wow, holy offensive title, Batman.
"Americans pretend it`s normal"? Are you kidding me?

I quit life.
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Male 271
@madest: the prayer 5 times a day is called Salat, and it`s one of the Five Pillars of Islam, it`s the most core of the principles and beliefs of Muslims. Just because this man chooses to practice his faith in public does not mean he is stupid, crazy or whatever. He is a busy working man who also happens to be a man of faith. And whether you agree or disagree with this person, he is not hurting anyone by praying there.

You don`t understand why someone would do such a thing so you think there is something mentally wrong with him and he is limiting his intelligence. Obviously, this man feels differently, as do all Muslims who practice their religion openly in public. Who are you to tell them to get their heads examined?
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Male 6,694
Seems like a strange place to do that.
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Male 382
Did anyone else expect a backflip?
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Male 573
*sigh* religion, what a waste.
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Female 185
>>Here`s the truth for all you brainwashed PC lemmings: The most extreme Christians are, at worst, a nuisance.<<

Are you fing crazy? Gay-bashers, kkk, people burning down black churches and mosques, people who have killed others "in the name of the lord", people who have abused and murdered their children to "save" them...I really could go on. All Christians. I understand you can`t help being stupid, but don`t be oblivious to the world around you. That makes you just as dangerous as them.
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Male 7,378
The people who take religion this seriously need to have their heads examined. Somethings not right. Their beliefs limit their intelligence while the rest of the world is supposed to bend to their mental disorder.
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Male 103
@ Kpres
Here`s the truth for you, any religions fundamentalists are dangerous, just not necessarily in the same way. Sure one religion`s fundamentalists like to blow people up, but the Christian fundamentalists are the ones you want to watch out for. You know why? Because they can get in to positions of power where they have nuclear weapons at their disposal. Now that`s scary.
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Male 5,194
>>Here`s the truth for all you brainwashed PC lemmings: The most extreme Christians are, at worst, a nuisance. The Muslims ones are downright dangerous. Not in the same league at all.

Yep - today`s Domodedovo bombing was yet ANOTHER example of this fact. It`s not "all the same", PC lemmings, some of these religious psychotics are definitely worse than others.
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Male 77
Since when has public prayer become news worthy?
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Female 41
Hey, at least he`s not getting in anyone way.
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Male 255
@KPres: Key words..."in the past."

9/11 was in the past, how far does your selective timescale of `relevant/irrelevant` go?
Is 1942 too far with the Catholic Ustasha concentration camps? Ah, but that`s too far away from the US to concern you right?
How about 1954 with Cardinal Spellman, the Vatican`s spokesman in U.S. politics, who called the U.S. forces in Vietnam "Soldiers of Christ", Ah but they were commies right?
1994? Is that recent enough, with Anglican and Catholic priests actively participating in the murder of Tutsi in Rwanda.
But that`s just Africa, what do you expect, am I right?
Try googling Eric Rudolph,David Wayne Hull or ONITSHA, Nigeria, Feb. 22. Hell, just google IRA, that`s all you need.
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Male 6,737
A little kooky perhaps, but I`m cool with it.
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Female 683
Why.. would you do that on a car? *scratches head* Is there any reason he does that?
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Female 7,989
seems a practical way to find space.
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Male 221
fine with me, freedom of religion, Islam law says 5, 6 prayers daily?
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Male 38
@ El Chinche You`ve clearly never read 1 Samuel 15:2,3 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.`" Or Numbers 31:15-18 "Have you allowed all the women to live?" [Moses] asked them. "They were the ones who followed Balaam`s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the LORD in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the LORD`s people. Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
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Male 7,811
el chinche, thank you.

kpres, and if you need an example on our own soil look up "hutaree". its really kind of disturbing, and trust me, there are a lot more groups like them.
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Male 25,417
meh.....
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Female 1,652
I would probably fall off.
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Male 546
@KPres
I`d really like to see you defend this
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/59556%29,
Just to summarize the article is about the Christian led, and yes it`s leaders are indeed very Christian and open about it, "Kill the Gays" bill which will essentially carries out the genocide and exile of the homosexuals of Uganda. Now I may be a little rusty on my Christian values but last time I checked carrying out the genocide of those different from yourself was a big no no. (you know that whole “love thy neighbor” and “do unto others” thing)
There is also a documentary on this that sheds a little light on this
http://current.com/shows/vanguard/92468669
Male 10,855
Nothing wrong here.

Move along.
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Female 307
Yeah, I think this is Canada too. And why would they be pretending it`s normal? It /is/ normal for religious people to pray. 0.o I don`t see the big deal. The only thing that struck me as odd was the fact that he was on the trunk of a cab, but I`m guessing it was his. If I was going to do that, I`d rather do it on the trunk of a cab than the ground.

Also, what KPres fails to realize is that there are downright nutso people in every religion.
For Christianity... Hutaree. Army of God. The KKK.
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Male 2,988
"Pretend it`s normal"? WTF? He isn`t doing anything to anyone else. Let the man pray how he wants to. I don`t care if its on the back of his cab. People aren`t pretending anything, they are just going about their own lives and letting him do his. Just as if you were to pass a man praying in the park with a bible in his hands. No big deal.
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Male 309
"in the past, there were the mass murdering, witch hunting, and convert or die christians."

Key words..."in the past."

"even now there are militant christians ready to fight in the name of their god at any time."

Uh, huh. Sure there are.

Actually, not.

The idea that fundamentalist Christians are comparable to Muslim fundamentalists would be laughable if people didn`t actually get killed. Here`s the truth for all you brainwashed PC lemmings: The most extreme Christians are, at worst, a nuisance. The Muslims ones are downright dangerous. Not in the same league at all.
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Male 256
Religious bigotry aside, this is not America, but most likely Quebec. The Lenscrafters sign`s saying "Optique" and the shape of the cab`s license plate point to french-canadia.
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Male 7,811
Kpres, sadly, the WBC is no the worst that the christians have had to offer. in the past, there were the mass murdering, witch hunting, and convert or die christians. even now there are militant christians ready to fight in the name of their god at any time.
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Male 378
i like to think of his action more as a cultural thing than a religious act...
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Male 335
God hates Christians, otherwise he wouldn`t have made them into such non-nice individuals.
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Male 309
"every man should be allowed to pray in any way he chooses."

Is he not?

Did the police come and arrest him?
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Male 309
"In all seriousness I`d take a million Muslims awkwardly praying in public in exchange for one of these little cretins."

Uh, huh. Westboro Baptist is the worst Christians have to offer. And the worst Muslims? They fly planes into buildings.

I`ll take the "God Hates Fags" people that don`t actually attack anybody, thank you.
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Male 559
I`m a limo driver in California. A little while ago I had some muslims going on a tour of the central valley because they are farmers in their country and wanted to see how they did it on this scale in Cali. Their guide was Catholic and I am a protestant. At noon, they all got out and prayed like this guy did. I thought it was beautiful. And the guide told me they prayed for me, also. I thougth that was a nice gesture. We all got along great, because in this country, you can pray how ever and to whome ever you want. That said, why is this a big deal?
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Male 1,013
He wasn`t facing the mecca, there`s a Victoria`s Secret across the street from Lens Crafters just off camera to the left.
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Male 378
every man should be allowed to pray in any way he chooses.
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Male 546
Yeah look at the weirdo praying to his strange brown god, normal freedom loving christians would never do anything so strange and obtrusive to the public



In all seriousness I`d take a million Muslims awkwardly praying in public in exchange for one of these little cretins.
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Male 531
hes just bein religious, i dont see why america isnt used to this yet
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Male 310
Awkard, maybe. But frankly if I saw that walking by I wouldn`t really think much more than "Huh. That guy is really devoted," and keep going.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Batmanners, you sir, are a racist, intolerant, moronic piece of poo.[/quote]

You`re so utterly ignorant that you think Muslim is a race. Either that or you`re so morally bankrupt that you knowingly make false accusations of racism because you know it`s an effective attack. But I`ll be generous and assume you`re just utterly ignorant.

Batmanners is just parochial and ill-informed.
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Male 515
I think i might be the first to actually complement this guy for accepting his religion wholeheartedly. I may not agree with Islam on some points but at least he doesn`t use religion as a general adjective like so many Americans do.
When was the last time any of you had the balls to make a spectacle of yourself in public for what you believe in?
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Male 10,440
[quote] I think all religious people are a bit retarded, but equally so[/quote]

Equally so huh? You think that a moderate jewish store owner or christian who doesn`t go to church is just as retarded as a muslim extremist who executes mass murder?

I don`t think so. Some are merely misguided, some are nuts and others are totally bonkers and need to be removed. I`m not going to lump many of my moderate friends into the same boat as the Taliban.

There is a point at which excessive praying in the streets becomes disturbing.
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Male 2,796
"Batmanners, you sir, are a racist, intolerant, moronic piece of poo."

I don`t agree. He is young, inexperienced, ignorant and lacking in perspective, yes... but I would not say he is racist or intolerant. You have to know a thing or two of which you speak in order to be intolerant of something. He doesn`t know anything about Muslims and it shows in his writing.
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Male 12
Batmanners, you sir, are a racist, intolerant, moronic piece of poo.
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Male 626
This is like the same thing as praying at the dinner table. It`s awkward in public, but people still do it.
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Male 349
A devout muslim will pray at certain times 5 times a day, they have to face Mecca. The cab is his, so rather than do it in the middle of the road he did it on his car. Big woop. Americans need to realise that capitalist democracy isn`t the great thing they are being duped into believing it is and Muslims aren`t the immoral terrorists they`re made out to be. I think all religious people are a bit retarded, but equally so, they should be allowed to do their retarded things equally, this isn`t as bad as the guys with the Christian signs walking up and down the street shouting in my face and dirupting my day.
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Male 483
Batmanners, those in the Islamic faith have to face their Mecca at certain times of day on a prayer rug and do exactly what he just did. My guess is he`s the driver of that taxi, and he can`t just go home in the middle of his workday to pray.

If you`re going to badmouth something, at least google it first.
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Female 1,441
If this is NY than this would hardly be called strange. People who live there are used to seeing the strangest things.
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Female 354
Wow. I expected better from you, IAB.
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Male 4,004
"And the problem with this vid is?!?!? "
"so what? it IS normal, for them."

No you pretentious douches. It is not normal. Do you often get on the trunk lid of your car and pray to Jesus? I doubt it`s in their religion either. Well this is what he is going, except not to Jesus. What he believes in doesn`t bother me. How he is doing it amuses me. How absolutely fake and pretentious you both just seemed angered me.
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Female 177
And the problem with this vid is?!?!?
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Male 2,796
I see nothing wrong with this. I would be pissed if he was holding up traffic or something equally retarded. But, he was just praying. Not even worth a video, really.

I like it better when some of the Muslims are shooting at me. Then there is a good chance to see pink mist.
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Male 594
Just ignore the (often American) airheads
here who can`t distinguish a Muslim from a terrorist. Just because a group of muslims are terrorist, doesn`t mean that everyone else who`s
Muslim aswell will do the same as the said
terrorist group.

Here, where I live, there`s a group of Christian
skinheads who bombard the local Mosque with bricks.

This group of individuals doesn`t speak for every
other loving and caring Christian.

And a lot of people will never get this.

So please, by all means. Proceed with stereotyping. You`re just making an ass out of yourself.
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Female 3,598
so what? it IS normal, for them.
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Male 541
"It`s not the praying. It`s the YAYAAYAYAAYA! KABOOM that concerns me."

I laughed so hard lol
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Male 44
I was waiting SO BAD to see him do a backflip
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Male 772
"Because it was easier to turn the car to face Mecca than to turn the whole street?"

He didn`t turn his car to face Mecca, but rather his kneeling carpet. He only did it on top of the car because he didn`t want to do it in the street and get run over and he didn`t want to do it on the sidewalk and get in people`s way. Quite considerate of the guy actually.
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Male 772
I`m sorry, pretend it`s normal? It is drating normal. If that`s not normal, neither is going to church on Sunday morning. Get a goddamn grip.
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Male 2,422
It`s not the praying. It`s the YAYAAYAYAAYA! KABOOM that concerns me.
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Male 7,811
i see this all the time in hamtramck and dearborn. if they are not close enough to a masque, they lay down a rug, face east and pray wherever they are.
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Female 58
This is why New York is so great. I`ve seen people of all different religions, including Orthodox Christians, practicing their faith in public, and no one bothers them. It`s awesome, and it`s the reason terrorists hate our country. If you don`t like it, hey, join the terrorists who hate freedom of religion the same way you do.
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Male 10,440
... just some crazy guy kneeling on top of a cab. Nothing special.
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Female 269
Thanks samsquanch. Now go back and read what I wrote. I don`t lay claim to massive knowledge of other religions, but...

"Seems like most religions have had [wars] though; that`s what I was going after with the original statement."

Thanks for paying attention. O.o
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Male 645
seconds later the cab exploded...

drat muslims/xtians/jews
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Male 40,277
Tamil People are 88% Hindu, 6% each for Christian and Muslim, I had to look that up! lolz! I just knew they weren`t Buddists.
Tibet had Buddhists, but China`s getting rid of them fast.

[email protected] Is that guy wearing SHOES? Isn`t that an affront to Allah!?! (I joke! You gotta wash your feet and stuff before entering the Mosque, eh?)
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Male 1,548
this must be why the commute in NY is so bad.
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Male 792
Haven`t heard of a buddhist war that I can think of.

Shaolin Kung Fu
Militant Buddhism
Armies of the Enlightened
Urban Myth: No Buddhist Terrorists

You don`t get out much, do you? Religion and extremism go hand-in-hand, I`m afraid.
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Male 694
You`re all over-analyzing this. It has nothing to do with religion. No one gives a poo because it`s NY. Lots of weirdos in New York.
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Male 208
Noooo, He is not trying to stand out in a crowd so everyone sees what he is doing,,, Nooo, he is not trying to make a point. Dont all good muslims pray on the trunk of their car???


BTW, u r not supposed to show a picture of muhammad or something like that, well,,, here he is

=:P
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Male 159
for me this is just the same as people saying god bless..
But what I really cant understand is how many religious people can make fun of all other religions than their own :S
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Female 269
LordJim,

Won`t lie, I`m pretty ill-informed when it comes to wars. Seems like most religions have had `em though; that`s what I was going after with the original statement.
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Male 7,123
Lillim

Sri Lanka?
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Female 857
If he wants to dent his boot that`s his business.
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Female 269
>>You should never offend a muslim. After all, this is the religion of peace and besides, if you make them mad enough, they will kill you.

Same could be said of any religion, really. Except maybe buddhism? Haven`t heard of a buddhist war that I can think of.
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Male 7,123
What is your problem with this?
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Male 2,344
Kind of a weird spot to do it, but that`s completely fine. I get his logic though, don`t want to get in the way of a busy sidewalk or street, and you should be outside. He chose the most efficient way to do it, I guess.
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Male 8,302
> Someone explain me, why it has to be over his car?

Because it was easier to turn the car to face Mecca than to turn the whole street?
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Male 3,327
Hey, Christians pray in public all the time. What`s the big deal?
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Male 2,441
I agree with many others and don`t really see the point of any controversy. Many pray. Who cares
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Male 196
The man has the right to pray. At least he`s not in the middle of the sidewalk or on the street. He`s not in anyones way...props to him.
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Female 277
Wow IAM is really slacking lately.
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Male 5,194
>>Someone explain me, why it has to be over his car?

Hypocrites - they love to pray standing in the mosques and on the street corners to be seen by others.
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Male 264
This is completely normal, why does it warrant mention on IAB? Well, it may be unusual that he`s doing it on his car but maybe ite because he doesn`t want to get in people`s way on the sidewalk?
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Male 2,085
You should never offend a muslim. After all, this is the religion of peace and besides, if you make them mad enough, they will kill you.
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Male 103
Uh, the street is very dirty, so they wish to not get the rug that they are on dirty, as it`s a sign of disrespect. Floors are cleaned before placing prayer mats, usually.

Ex-Muslim here.
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Male 819
When you gotta go, you gotta go....
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Male 32
Maybe he didn`t want to dirty his carpet on the dirty ground.
Don`t the usually wash their feet when they go into the place they worship.
I mean it looks sort of not that big of a deal.
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Male 39,531
in New York that`s the least `odd` thing they saw that day.

but fanatacism is never attractive
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Male 2,552
It`s odd because he`s on the trunk of his car...
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Female 1,077
I don`t understand why he`s doing this on a car. If he wants to pray I seriously don`t care. But it seems like he`s doing it to get everyone to look at him.
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Male 322
part of me wants to punch the guy that recorded this. so the man`s praying toward mecca, leave him be.

...although it is a trifle odd that he`s on the trunk of his car.
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Male 208
This is dumb. You`re dumb. Guy praying = not a big deal.
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Male 965
I think: They thought it was odd, but didnt care enough to really make it a big deal.

Also, this is pretty lame.
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Male 15,510
Someone explain me, why it has to be over his car?
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Male 554
wow this guy`s dedicated...
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Female 2,120
It`s not really abnormal. He`s just praying to his god, don`t see the big deal.
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Male 7,378
Link: Muslim Prays While Americans Pretend It`s Normal [Rate Link] - Hope this muslims prayer break didn`t interfere with his fares ride.
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