Passengers stunned as Muslim driver stops bus mid-route to pray

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London, Feb.10 (ANI): Passengers were left stunned by a bus driver when he decided to pull over mid-route and pray in the aisle.

The driver, a Muslim, stopped the bus without warning before removing his shoes and, using a fluorescent jacket as a prayer mat, beginning to chant in Arabic.

Passengers said they feared the driver could be preparing for a terror attack, The Daily Mail reported.

No one was able to get on or off the vehicle during the five-minute prayer session.

Passenger Gayle Griffiths complained to Transport for London about the bizarre incident.

"I didn't really think much of it. But then he (driver) took off his shoes and began praying. I was gobsmacked and quite bewildered. I thought it would all be over in 30 seconds but it went on for over five minutes," she was quoted, as saying.

Transport for London said it had apologised to all the passengers for the delay to their journey and said all Muslim drivers are being reminded that they should pray during statutory rest periods rather than hold up services. (ANI)

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