The safe way to heaven with a flight ticket: reactions to ban on flights during prayer times
A new directive that prohibits planes from taking off during prayer times has prompted ridicule throughout social networks. Ali Taheri, spokesman for the Majles Culture Committee, announced last week that, in accordance with the committee’s decision, flights will not be allowed to take off during the prayer call.
It comes as no surprise that the report on the take-off ban at prayer time has drawn ridicule from Iranian social network users and bloggers affiliated with regime opponents. They have taken issue with the timing of the new directive, just when the Iranian aviation industry is gripped by a severe crisis, and made satirical posts in response to the new restrictions.