Netherlands: Man moved on flight after Muslim woman request

Amsterdam CDA municipal council member Lex van Drooge was recently asked to move to a different seat on a KLM flight from Istanbul to Amsterdam, since the Muslim woman sitting next to him had objections about sitting next to a man.

The council member had been a work-trip to Istanbul together with a group of Amsterdam politicians. He says that at beginning of the trip back he was asked by a stewardess to move elsewhere in the plane. Later it turned out this request was from his original headscarf wearing neighbor.

Van Drooge says that apparently we don't know how to deal with these type of situations, which happily only happen occasionally.

The unusual request by the Muslim woman, who was traveling on her own and who did not say a word to Van Drooge, was not noticed by other passengers. The Amsterdam resident is surprised at how things developed, and has a "slight unpleasant feeling".

He says he naturally called around, and found that Turkish airplane companies haven't heard about different classes for men and women.

A spokesperson for KLM could not confirm the story, and said there is no specific policy regarding such cultural or religious inspired requests. But she says that the crew takes into account special requests of passengers. "If it's possible, than we do that, and if it's not possible, than not."

It's unclear why the woman was not moved to a different place. The KLM spokesperson says that that was also possible.

Source: Telegraaf (Dutch)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's unclear why the woman was not moved to a different place.---

because that would be xenopohobic, racist, nazi, hitler, kkk, right wing... etc.

Anonymous said...

... islamophobe, anti-islam, fascist... etc.

Anonymous said...

Unfortenatly this women creates hate and misunderstanding by acting this way. Other people now consider Islam as the ground for misbehaviour. But it's just the woman who thinks she's doing the right thing. But she doesn't, it's a stupid bitchy thing to do.

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Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! When comes the time that we (Dutch) will be strangers in our own country? Why isn't that woman moved? Probable because then you should hear words of intolerance, woman unfriendly etc., etc. It crossed my mind, to vote next time for the PVV (google it); but that would be bad for all the good persons I know with an Islamic culture.

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Anonymous said...

Pretty soon airlines from Islamic countries will implement men and women sections, why haven’t they thought of that before. Now when the idea is planted it’s just a matter of time. One wouldn’t bee surprised if multicultural dhimmi EU will be the first to breach the “taboo” and take up the cudgels for this gender innovation. If it’s OK in public swimming why not on airplanes and everywhere else.

Dee said...

It is not clear why she requested that he be moved, he is the person who merely "suggests" that it is for religious objections, a fact that's not been confirmed.

But if people want to make mountains out of molehills based upon speculation, then they're more than welcome to.

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Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amin_al-Husayni

groinroot said...

Muslims fanatics should be told to ride camels instead of flying planes.

ummahgummah said...

If musles don't like sitting next to a Dutchman o na DUTCH PLANE then they should "get up and move away".


I don't care where they bow to, they can bow to meca 100x.. just PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE!!!

NONE but the most idiotic socialists wants these useless hatefilled slugs in Europe.