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Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr
Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Friday, August 1, 2008 | Brian Mosely

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."

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1 posted on 08/02/2008 1:41:53 AM PDT by radu
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To: radu

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.


2 posted on 08/02/2008 1:45:12 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Brian Mosely

Ping


3 posted on 08/02/2008 1:46:11 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Another product we won’t be purchasing.


4 posted on 08/02/2008 1:47:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: radu

Best reason I can think of to by Perdue or Rosebud chickens.


5 posted on 08/02/2008 1:48:17 AM PDT by shibumi (".....panta en pasin....." - Origen)
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To: Iron Munro

We haven’t purchased any Tyson products for several years, and they just gave us another reason not to.


6 posted on 08/02/2008 1:49:25 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Oh goody....next they will sponsor a picnic for the mussies to rape children and cut heads off non mussies!


7 posted on 08/02/2008 1:50:35 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: shibumi
Best reason I can think of to by Perdue or Rosebud chickens.

I certainly have no argument there. :-)

8 posted on 08/02/2008 1:52:44 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: rrrod

Oh gosh! Don’t give them any ideas!


9 posted on 08/02/2008 1:55:46 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: rrrod

“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!


10 posted on 08/02/2008 1:55:49 AM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: radu

I saw the words “Tyson drops” and thought Mike was in some trouble again.


11 posted on 08/02/2008 1:58:20 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: radu

That IS a town near me.


12 posted on 08/02/2008 1:59:41 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Close to me, too. Way too close for comfort.


13 posted on 08/02/2008 2:00:55 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Yup. 2 counties away from me and 2 away from you.


14 posted on 08/02/2008 2:06:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: dalereed

The list of reasons for not buying their products is definitely long. They just keep making the list longer as time goes on.


15 posted on 08/02/2008 2:06:58 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: All

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.””


16 posted on 08/02/2008 2:09:45 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And a lot of people think that living in small-town America is so peachy.

There’s really no escape from the madness.


17 posted on 08/02/2008 2:10:05 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Cindy

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.


18 posted on 08/02/2008 2:14:15 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Whatever happened to having x-number of paid holidays per year and then picking your holidays?


19 posted on 08/02/2008 2:16:08 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: coconutt2000

Apparently, that flew out the window sometime back.
I can’t remember being given that option in a loooooooong time.


20 posted on 08/02/2008 2:18:40 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Tyson Foods’

We won’t blow up no fat yellow chickens....


21 posted on 08/02/2008 2:18:46 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: jan in Colorado

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.


22 posted on 08/02/2008 2:18:52 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: radu

‘Cept it ain’t a religion. It’s a political death cult.


23 posted on 08/02/2008 2:19:08 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: radu

Are there very many religions that believe they need their own prayer room, free of taint from “non-insiders” and “non-believers”?


24 posted on 08/02/2008 2:19:22 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

We know that. But apparently Tyson doesn’t...............or just doesn’t care.


25 posted on 08/02/2008 2:21:57 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: coconutt2000

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. :-)


26 posted on 08/02/2008 2:24:23 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu
Mickelson said that Somalis only represent approximately 250 of the 1,200 employed at the plant, a little over 20 percent of the workforce.

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.

27 posted on 08/02/2008 2:31:34 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: radu

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.


28 posted on 08/02/2008 2:31:40 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Kakaze

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.


29 posted on 08/02/2008 2:36:12 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

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...


30 posted on 08/02/2008 2:37:31 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


31 posted on 08/02/2008 2:40:24 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: coconutt2000

I like your idea! That way, Tyson would be giving something back to the community.
Which means they probably wouldn’t go for it.


32 posted on 08/02/2008 2:43:53 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

The guy that covered the story locally for the Times Gazette is also a Freeper here.


33 posted on 08/02/2008 2:48:46 AM PDT by Mustng959
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To: radu; fieldmarshaldj

I live here! Small world eh?


34 posted on 08/02/2008 2:55:36 AM PDT by Mustng959
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To: Mustng959

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. :-)


35 posted on 08/02/2008 2:57:16 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Mustng959; fieldmarshaldj

Oh my. You’re in the thick of things? You have my sympathies!


36 posted on 08/02/2008 2:59:14 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

To problemo, I didn’t care for their food anyway, but this makes it easier to stop buying their frozen chicken...


37 posted on 08/02/2008 2:59:35 AM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: radu

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.


38 posted on 08/02/2008 3:01:38 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: nikos1121

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.


39 posted on 08/02/2008 3:08:04 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Mustng959

Are you noticing any uptick in local crime by these folks ?


40 posted on 08/02/2008 3:09:35 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Joe Boucher

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.


41 posted on 08/02/2008 3:11:26 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

They let them touch our food? Eww!


42 posted on 08/02/2008 3:23:07 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: radu
So many Muslims in Shelbyville Tennessee!

Immigrants or converts?

43 posted on 08/02/2008 3:26:54 AM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

Refugees from Somalia.


44 posted on 08/02/2008 3:27:39 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Slump Tester

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.


45 posted on 08/02/2008 3:50:27 AM PDT by GWMcClintock (The last thing the US needs is B.O.!)
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To: Kakaze
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.

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

46 posted on 08/02/2008 4:01:15 AM PDT by MagnoliaMS
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To: radu

“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.


47 posted on 08/02/2008 4:08:58 AM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: Kolokotronis

We’re assuming they work. Some of them do, any way.
It remains to be seen what the future holds.


48 posted on 08/02/2008 4:17:54 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: MagnoliaMS

Terrifying as hell.


49 posted on 08/02/2008 4:23:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Kakaze
Mickelson said that Somalis only represent approximately 250 of the 1,200 employed at the plant, a little over 20 percent of the workforce.

700 total muzzies 250 Somalis

50 posted on 08/02/2008 4:30:20 AM PDT by Dedbone
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