It’s bad enough we have to deal with Muslim terrorism, but they also want to be treated special.
We wrote of Muslims complaining at a trucking company about transporting liquor. They said it was against their religion. I call BS.
Drinking it may be against their religion. But transporting it certainly isn’t. For that matter they can’t transport bacon.
In the latest culture encroachment, Muslims want their employer to accommodate there prayer time.
As Creeping Sharia reports,
An Islamic advocacy group is suing a Wisconsin manufacturer, alleging it failed to accommodate 19 Muslim employees who wanted to take prayer breaks during work time.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants the Ariens Co. to rehire the former employees and give them back pay and damages. The group’s federal lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Green Bay, also asks the Brillion lawn mower manufacturer to reinstate a more lenient religious accommodation policy that would allow employees to take short breaks for prayers at different times, such as dawn and sunset.
The company offers two, 10-minute breaks each work shift and doesn’t accommodate unscheduled prayer time. The manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees in 2016 for taking unscheduled prayer time. Another 14 employees resigned over the issue.
Jaylani Hussein, director of the council’s Minnesota chapter, said Ariens forced the Muslim employees to choose between their faith and their employment, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported .
Employers are required by law to give reasonable accommodates for religious practices if they don’t provide a hardship for the employer. Several prayer breaks throughout the day could cost $1 million a year in lost productivity, the company argued.
In “right to work” states, Muslims don’t have a case.
If you don’t like my rules, don’t work here. But you can bet in “union” states, where Leftism is the way of the world, employers will have to accommodate Muslims in their requests.
Work is not the place for prayer; notable exception: praying to keep one’s job during a layoff. Else, work is about work. For me, fishing could be considered a religion, but I don’t expect “fishing breaks”.
Anybody think these Muslims didn’t mind signing the employee handbook, when they got the job. For most companies, reading, acknowledging, and signing something that says I “read and acknowledge” the handbook are mandatory. And I know that company didn’t have considerations for anybody’s religious practices.
This demand is not new.
We documented a similar case at Cargill.
In a statement to 9News in Denver, Cargill explained its policy. Essentially, the policy on accommodating prayer in the workplace had not changed.
“In the Fort Morgan plant, a reflection area for use by all employees to pray was established in April 2009, and is available during work shifts based on our ability to adequately staff a given work area,” said the statement.
“While reasonable efforts are made to accommodate employees, accommodation is not guaranteed every day and is dependent on a number of factors that can, and do, change from day to day. This has been clearly communicated to all employees. Cargill makes every reasonable attempt to provide religious accommodation to all employees based on our ability to do so without disruption to our beef processing business at Fort Morgan,” the statement said.
This isn’t over. So, company officials and representatives for the workers, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said they continue to engage in negotiations.
Let’s hope Cargill stands firm.
If any company gives into this, we need to boycott them immediately. We will try to keep you posted on this story.