STORY — RACISM

“The following scene took place on a flight between Johannesburg and London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the Air Hostess.

“Madam, what is the matter?”, the hostess asked.

“You obviously do not see it then?”, she responded. “You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat.”

“Be calm please.”, the hostess replied. “Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available.”

The hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later. “Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the economy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is also no seat in the business class. All the same, we still have one place in the first class.”

Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued. “It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the economy class to sit in the first class However, given the circumstances; the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting.”

She turned to the black guy, and said, “Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please take your hand luggage because a seat awaits you in the first class.”

At the moment, the other passengers who were shocked by what they had just witnessed stood up and applauded.”

“…All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood…” [Prophet Muhammad’s (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) Last Sermon]

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