In 2007, the folks at The Amboy Times published “The List of Things That Offend Muslims”, link here: http://amboytimes.typepad.com/the_amboy_times/2007/02/the_list_of_thi.html
Aside from the usual complaints from the Religion of the Perpetually Outraged Ragheads, such as Jews, Christians, flags, buildings, cartoons, music, women, etc., now comes clothing requirements for job sites. And of course, the Hamas mouthpiece CAIR, got involved.
A group of Muslim workers allege they were fired by a New Brighton tortilla factory for refusing to wear uniforms that they say were immodest by Islamic standards.
Six Somali women claim they were ordered by a manager to wear pants and shirts to work instead of their traditional Islamic clothing of loose-fitting skirts and scarves, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a civil liberties group that is representing the women.
The women have filed a religious discrimination complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“For these women, wearing tight-fitting pants is like being naked,” said Valerie Shirley, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota chapter of CAIR. “It’s simply not an option.”
CAIR issued a press release calling on Mission Foods to reinstate the women in their jobs. However, the group declined to disclose the names of the women and would not make them available for interviews Tuesday.
Gruma Corp., the Irving, Texas-based parent company of Mission Foods, released a written statement Tuesday denying that any employees were terminated or disciplined at the New Brighton plant. However, the company made clear the six women have been relieved of their responsibilities for the time being, and may ultimately lose their jobs if they don’t wear uniforms.
“Should these employees choose to adhere to the current Mission Foods uniform policy, they may return to their positions with the company,” the company statement said. “However, these positions will need to be filled as soon as possible and cannot be held indefinitely.”
The PC academics weighed in on this as well.
……Thomas Berg, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas. “After 9/11, both the number of conflicts arose but also the sense among Muslims that they needed to stand together — at least to oppose unjustified actions,” he said.
Newsflash, Berg: 9/11 was an unjustified action. Idiot.
This is simply another attempt by practitioners of an extremist theocracy to force their “ways” on this country. This case is particularly ironic, since the Koran and Islam relegate women to the rank of doormat. After work, they can wear head to foot Burqas all they want. In America, it’s by choice, not religious edict. They wouldn’t have that choice if they were still in Somalia.
During work, if they have a problem with the required wear of safety equipment and clothing, then either quit or don’t seek employment. Mission Foods requires a uniform, for everyone. No one forced these muslim asshats to apply for a job at a factory that mandates a uniform.
As for Mission Foods: Good for you.