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At Brussels airport they have had issues with the Orthodox Jewish community from the followers of Haredi Judaism who refuse all interaction with women they are not related to. This has caused problems for El Al and has seen people being removed from aircraft after they had argued with crew.

I have Muslim friends who seem to have varying views depending on their upbringing with regard to the rules around Ramadan, some are very observant and even forgo travel during the month, others find ‘workarounds’. I remember the enormous debate around the Saudi astronaut who from memory was a Col. Al-Bassam and how he would be facing Mecca for prayer when in space and moving at 17,150 miles per hour !

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