Supervisors at a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant have fired or harassed dozens of Somali Muslim employees for trying to pray at sunset, violating civil rights laws, the workers and their advocates say.These Somali immigrants are either ungrateful assholes or are being manipulated by CAIR. Next they will want us to let them take family leave for honor killings.
The five- to 10-minute prayer, known as the maghrib, must be done within a 45-minute window around sunset, according to Muslim rules. The workers at the Swift & Co. plant in Grand Island say they quit, were fired or were verbally and physically harassed over the issue.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has drafted a complaint to be filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The petition compiles testimony from at least 44 workers who had planned to sign the complaint during a meeting Sunday. The signing was changed to a later date because of a logistical problem.
Jama Mohamed, 28, said he was fired in June for leaving a production line to pray.
From Atlas Shrugs, a warning: "No one should take a job they can't fulfill. Seriously. Islam is winning." I think we have some open prayer slots left on the pork sausage line; they can take those.
As if Nebraska didn't have enough planks stuck in its eye, PETA is trying to shut down our packing plants that practice Kosher slaughter. They have even gotten a special prosecutor to investigate the practices of Local Pride, a packing plant in Gordon, Nebraska.
The plant had been shuttered before a Jewish family joined up with the Oglala Lakota tribe to reopen it. It goes without saying that PETA wants to destroy the meat industry, no matter who gets hurt.