Minneapolis, Minnesota House Rep Ilhan Omar criticized Christians singing on an airplane by way of personal comparison. The singing group featured a man with a guitar leading a group of others who were all standing up while the plane was 30,000 feet in the air. The song was cheerful as something someone would hear from a group like Hillsong or a non-denominational modern Church. Ilhan Omar is obviously Muslim so she decided to weigh in on the situation by comparing the singing Christians to her Muslim family.
In a tweet, Omar asked what would happen if her family led a prayer session next time. This was clearly meant to suggest that Muslims would not be welcomed to openly worship on a plane. Some Twitter users chimed in, echoing her point. The general sentiment was that if a Muslim person, or group of Muslims, decided to openly worship their God on an airplane, it would be seen as threatening. This could be true but that is only because some Islamic music is threatening. “ISIS” songs come to mind. This is simply not the case when it comes to Christian music.
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