Religiously Motivated Coverups

And you thought I was going to say something about Mountain Meadows, right?

Nope.  I am not feeling serious today.

This is an Airbus 340-600, painted in, possibly, the colors of the Iranian national airline, ETIHAD.  Apparently, some gentlemen from Abu Dhabi lost control of it on their first attempt to maneuver on the ground and crashed it into a blast barrier.  That’s $200 million in scrap metal, right there.  But it’s hard to find any info on it because apparently the story is deemed insulting to Muslims and so is closely guarded.

The best laid plans of mice and Muslims and all that…  Here’s another good picture:

At least we know it wasn’t being driven by a woman…

  • Bro. Jones

    I’m guessing something on the plane says “Allah” and therefore the wreckage represents a desecration of God’s name. Or something like that.

  • JimD

    Didn’t the Iranians do a missile test not too long ago, where it turned out that the Iranian news agency had done some photo-shopping of a photograph of the launch to conceal the fact that several of the missiles were duds?

  • http://faithprorumors.wordpress.com Mogget

    Hm. Never thought about the possibility that “Allah” might be on the plane somewhere.

    And yes, the Iranians did pencil-whip a recent missile launch. After they were discovered, others improved on their work here and here.

  • E.R.

    Here’s some more information on this story:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/airplane/etihad.asp

  • http://faithprorumors.wordpress.com Mogget

    Hm. So the part about a news blackout is the unsubstantiated element. And I see that the identity of the gentlemen onboard is also disputed in some circles. Now I wonder how the whole thing got started.

  • http://www.feastuponthewordblog.org BrianJ

    I thought this would be a discussion of how religion shapes one’s ideas about modesty and clothing (cover-ups) to maintain it. I’ve always wondered how short can a Zoroastran’s shorts be. Guess I’ll keep wondering….

  • http://faithprorumors.wordpress.com Mogget

    For you Brian J, I have spent a good twenty seconds googling “Zoroastrian” and “dress code”

    I am pleased to report that Zoroastrians have no dress code. This is because they “do not subscribe to the view that the lustful feelings of men are so uncontrollable that the mere sight of an unveiled woman would let them loose.”

    So, um, why is there a dress code at BYU? Eh? You brutes!

    Mogs

  • Howard

    Airbus Chief Operating Officer said that seven Etihad employees were among the injured. It was normal for the client to be present on board the plane. But Etihad Airways denied their employees were injured, saying the injured worked for a firm contracted to test the plane.

  • http://www.feastuponthewordblog.org BrianJ

    Mogget, I’ll cherish those 20 sec for as long as I live. You rock.

  • Howard

    Coverup? So it seems. Was religious fervor involved? Maybe. Mostly it appears to be an honest mistake involving a lack of experience and a failure to read and completely understand the manual.

  • http://www.newcoolthang.com Jacob J

    You brutes!

    Indeed.


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