Najam in NYT on Airline’s Superstitious Practice
Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, recently criticized Pakistan’s age-old superstitious practice of killing a goat to ward off bad luck. Najam’s criticism came after the ground crew of a Pakistan International Airlines flight killed a goat on the runway before a flight to ward off bad luck following the crash of one of the airline’s planes a few days prior that left 48 dead.
Najam was quoted in a January 18, 2017 article in the New York Times, entitled “When an Airline Suffered Misfortune, Some Looked for a Goat.”
From the text of the article:
“This is so beyond stupid,” read a Twitter post by Adil Najam, a well-known Pakistani academic who is also the dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.
A poor goat “gets slaughtered by #PIA to keep its planes safe,” Professor Najam wrote.
You can read the entire article here.