This should probably be filed under, "A Time and a Place for Everything." We also try not to mix religious or political commentary with our travel and tourism opinions in this blog, but there seems to be an outbreak of religious activity on board our airlines and we'd like to know what your think about this. Just click on the "Comments" link at the bottom of this post and share your opinion.
Three events have occurred during the past few weeks that cause us to pause and ask when does religious freedom create security risks?
Recently a group of Muslim clerics were removed from a Northwest Airline flight due to other passengers complaining about their praying in the boarding area and changing their seats once on the plane.
In a separate incident, a British flight attendant is suing her employer for not permitting her to carry her Bible on flights to and from the United Arab Emirates.
And finally, an Israeli airline, Israir, installed a Torah scroll aboard one of its planes in a effort to accommodate religious passengers who want to worship while in flight.
What's next? Does this mix of religion and high altitude concern you or do you take the laissez-faire approach?
Blogs are about dialog and conversation. I would love to read your opinion, even if you don't think we should raise this subject again!