By Waheed Anjum
The following scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg and London.
A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, white woman called the air hostess.
Madam, what is the matter, the air hostess asked?
You obviously do not see it then? White woman 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 air hostess replied.
Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available. The air 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 white woman could say anything, the air 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. Air hostess turned to the black man, 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.
This is a true story which is not usually told. If you are against racism, please send this message to all your friends. According to the teachings of Islam, 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 a black, nor does a black have any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim, and that Muslims constitute one brotherhood and one humanity.
Taken with slight editorial modifications from spiritualliving360.com.