Skip to comments.Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr
Posted on 08/02/2008 1:41:53 AM PDT by radu
Workers at Tyson Foods' poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day, but will instead take the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the fall.
A recent press release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) stated that a new contract at the Shelbyville facility "implements a new holiday to accommodate the ... Muslim workers at the plant."
The RWDSU stated that "the five-year contract creates an additional paid holiday, Iidal Fitil, a Muslim holiday that occurs toward the end of Ramadan."
read full article at Times-Gazette
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This is my first thread and I hope I posted it correctly.
I didn’t see it listed when I did a search.
This could be coming to a town near you.
Another product we won’t be purchasing.
Best reason I can think of to by Perdue or Rosebud chickens.
We haven’t purchased any Tyson products for several years, and they just gave us another reason not to.
Oh goody....next they will sponsor a picnic for the mussies to rape children and cut heads off non mussies!
I certainly have no argument there. :-)
Oh gosh! Don’t give them any ideas!
“Oh goody....next they will sponsor a picnic for the mussies to rape children and cut heads off non mussies!”
Outside their hiring illegals and their crooked politics, the best reason for never buying anything by Tyson, which we havent since Clinton was elected, is that the rag heads don’t believe in toilet paper and will only shake hands with their left hand!
I saw the words “Tyson drops” and thought Mike was in some trouble again.
That IS a town near me.
Close to me, too. Way too close for comfort.
Yup. 2 counties away from me and 2 away from you.
The list of reasons for not buying their products is definitely long. They just keep making the list longer as time goes on.
ARTICLE SNIPPET from the link in post no. 1:
“The union also claimed that in addition to the observance of the Muslim holiday, “two prayer rooms have been created to allow Muslim workers to pray twice a day and return to work without leaving the plant.”
Mickelson said that Shelbyville’s Tyson plant “does have a prayer room to accommodate the needs of Muslim Team Members.”
“In addition to regular, non-paid breaks, all Team Members are allotted a seven-minute paid break,” the Tyson spokesman said. “Some Team Members choose to pray during this time.””
And a lot of people think that living in small-town America is so peachy.
There’s really no escape from the madness.
The Tyson spokesman was asked by one of the Nashville new stations if they had a prayer room set up for people of any other religions and he said no. But it’s because “no one has asked for one”.
Time for other employees to ask for one. They’ve been given the opening and need to jump in.
Whatever happened to having x-number of paid holidays per year and then picking your holidays?
Apparently, that flew out the window sometime back.
I can’t remember being given that option in a loooooooong time.
We won’t blow up no fat yellow chickens....
I admit to sometimes giving in and buying some Tyson products on occasion. They want to be sure I don’t do that again, I guess.
‘Cept it ain’t a religion. It’s a political death cult.
Are there very many religions that believe they need their own prayer room, free of taint from “non-insiders” and “non-believers”?
We know that. But apparently Tyson doesn’t...............or just doesn’t care.
Not that I can think of.
But since Tyson has given them an opening, the non-Muzzie employees should go ahead and ask for a chapel. Fair is fair. :-)
I can't find it this morning but its a interesting percentage.
If I remember correctly its at 20% that they are to become politically active, and begin to demand change in the laws to reflect sharia.
I really hate to see this happen any where but I have a soft spot for this area of the country. I used to fly for a company that did a lot buisness in Tullahoma, Tn, very close to Shelbyville, a great area, wonderful people there.
Tyson also demonstrated a similar disregard in Arkansas, where Huckster ran interference for them to make sure their factories were well-stocked with illegals. Absolutely appalling.
So far, they really haven’t invaded Tullahoma much. They seem to be staying in Shelbyville for the most part.
It’s only a matter of time, I suppose.
Instead of asking for their own prayer room, the other religions should ask that Tyson give the equivalent rent per square foot of the Muslim prayer room be given to a Christian or Jewish charity...
One of many reasons I’m glad Huckabee didn’t get the nod this year.
Though Tyson has been pulling a lot of crap for years, they still manage to do things that make my jaw drop. This is one of them.
I like your idea! That way, Tyson would be giving something back to the community.
Which means they probably wouldn’t go for it.
The guy that covered the story locally for the Times Gazette is also a Freeper here.
I live here! Small world eh?
Yes, he is. He’s also the person who turned me on to FR a few years back. I can never thank him enough for that. :-)
Oh my. You’re in the thick of things? You have my sympathies!
To problemo, I didn’t care for their food anyway, but this makes it easier to stop buying their frozen chicken...
radu, ya done good.
Thanks for posting this as many of us want to know if any company is turning towards acceptance of Islam is lieu of traditional America.
Based on the reactions of folks I emailed this to earlier today........er, yesterday........many folks share your sentiments.
There’s a point when things are carried too far and Tyson is closing in on it.
Are you noticing any uptick in local crime by these folks ?
Thanks, Joe. I’m still wiping the nervous sweat off my palms. LOL!
When I realized this hadn’t been posted yet, I felt the need to grit my teeth and give posting a try specifically for the reason you mentioned.
They let them touch our food? Eww!
Immigrants or converts?
Refugees from Somalia.
Another one of our “immigrant” employers that let them “touch our food” is Cheryl’s Cookies. A large percentage of their bakery employees are Somalian Muslims. I know, I worked there.
Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally dive rse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.
Here's how it works.
As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
United States -- Muslim 0.6% Australia -- Muslim 1.5% Canada -- Muslim 1.9% China -- Muslim 1.8% Italy -- Muslim 1.5% Norway -- Muslim 1.8%
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:
Denmark -- Muslim 2% Germany -- Muslim 3.7% United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7% Spain -- Muslim 4% Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:
France -- Muslim 8% Philippines -- Muslim 5% Sweden -- Muslim 5% Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3% The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5% Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
Guyana -- Muslim 10% India -- Muslim 13.4% Israel -- Muslim 16% Kenya -- Muslim 10% Russia -- Muslim 15%
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia -- Muslim 40% Chad -- Muslim 53.1% Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
Albania -- Muslim 70% Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4% Qatar -- Muslim 77.5% Sudan -- Muslim 70%
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
Bangladesh -- Muslim 83% Egypt -- Muslim 90% Gaza -- Muslim 98.7% Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1% Iran -- Muslim 98% Iraq -- Muslim 97% Jordan -- Muslim 92% Morocco -- Muslim 98.7% Pakistan -- Muslim 97% Palestine -- Muslim 99% Syria -- Muslim 90% Tajikistan -- Muslim 90% Turkey -- Muslim 99.8% United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%
100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
Afghanistan -- Muslim 100% Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100% Somalia -- Muslim 100%< /SPAN> Yemen -- Muslim 100%
Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.
'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris, 'The Haj'
It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.
Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.
Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat
“Refugees from Somalia.”
Count yourself lucky. At least your Somalis work, which is more than they do where I come from. They make up about 15% of the population from 0% 7 years ago. The Catholic bishop brought them here and after the Federal money ran out, he handed us the bill.
We’re assuming they work. Some of them do, any way.
It remains to be seen what the future holds.
Terrifying as hell.
700 total muzzies 250 Somalis