An Orthodox Jewish passenger was removed from an Air Canada Jazz flight from Montreal to New York because he was praying in his seat while the plane was about to begin taxiing for takeoff. As is part of the praying ritual, the passenger was swaying back and forth while performing his prayers. And because they world has gone completely insane lately, other passengers took this for some sort of threat. Then it turns out that the man spoke neither French nor English, so flight attendants couldn’t talk to him to find out what was going on. The plane was returned to the gate where the passenger was removed. God keep our land, glorious and free, O Canada!
(Thanks to reader Avi for the heads up…)