Knowing that my friend who I will refer to as (M) had an alternative route planned out so we would not get in any trouble was good enough for me. As he drove we conversed, joked, laughed and for a good 20 minutes I felt happy and free.
Then I saw something that distressed me. We drove by a mosque and I saw a guy standing next to his car stare intently into our car and at us. This man was one of the religious police with no doubt so I immediately expressed my concern to M but he said “Don’t worry, he is on foot and we are in a car”. I didn’t think much of it as I agreed with M’s point thus we drove on.