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Muslim protest for right to prayer (Outraged Muslims walk off Swift plant job)
theindependent.com ^ | September 15, 2008 | Tracy Overstreet

Posted on 09/15/2008 7:53:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

GRAND ISLAND —

A group of 500 Muslim workers from Grand Island's JBS Swift & Co. plant staged a protest Monday afternoon.

Members of the B shift (3 to 11:30 p.m.) and some members of the morning A shift walked off the job after being denied time to pray during what they said is the holiest of times for them -- Ramadan.

A group of protesting women said they were kicked by a supervisor when they attempted to pray at work.

Asha Abdi said she knelt to pray when the supervisor said, "You can't pray here," kicked her feet and told her to go home.

Another woman, Hawo Mohammed, said she told her production supervisor she needed to go to the bathroom. She attempted to pray quickly in the bathroom until the male supervisor followed her in and told her she was taking too long.

(Excerpt) Read more at theindependent.com ...


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KEYWORDS: buhbyemorons; creepingsharia; creepingshariah; grandisland; islam; mohammedanism; muslim; muslims; ramadan; somalia; somalian; swift; unions

1 posted on 09/15/2008 7:53:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Got illegals?


2 posted on 09/15/2008 7:54:46 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Keep walking, go home.


3 posted on 09/15/2008 7:55:12 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: stboz

Oh, damn...got Americans?


4 posted on 09/15/2008 7:55:42 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do I have a feeling that the ACLU is going to get involved in this?


5 posted on 09/15/2008 7:56:40 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: stboz

I rather have the illegals from Mexico who believe in Christ than those freakin MUSLIMS who are trying to do what they are doing in the UK!! SCREW THEM!!


6 posted on 09/15/2008 7:56:52 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know why it is, but I don’t believe anything they say about their alleged treatment by Swift. If they don’t want to work there, they can go somewhere else.


7 posted on 09/15/2008 7:57:00 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: RoseofTexas

CANNOT POST THIS ENOUGH!

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

Nation % Muslim
United States 1.0%
Australia 1.5%
Italy 1.5%
Norway 1.8%
Canada 1.9%
China 2.0%

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

Nation % Muslim
Denmark 2.0%
United Kingdom 2.7%
Germany 3.7%
Spain 4.0%
Thailand 4.6%

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. 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 it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States).

Nation % Muslim
Switzerland 4.3%
Philippines 5.0%
Sweden 5.0%
The Netherlands 5.5%
Trinida and Tabago 5.8%
France 8.0%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris –car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).

Nation % Muslim
Guyana 10.0%
India 13.4%
Israel 16.0%
Kenya 10.0%
Russia 15.0%

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

Nation % Muslim
Ethiopia 32.8%

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

Nation % Muslim
Bosnia 40.0%
Chad 50.1%
Lebanon 59.7%

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

Nation % Muslim
Albania 70.0%
Malaysia 60.4%
Qatar 77.5%
Sudan 70.0%

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

Nation % Muslim
Bangladesh 83.0%
Egypt 90.0%
Gaza 98.7%
Indonesia 86.1%
Iran 98.0%
Iraq 97.0%
Jordan 92.0%
Morocco 98.7%
Pakistan 97.0%
Syria 90.0%
Tajikistan 90.0%
Turkey 99.8%
United Arab Emirates 96.0%

100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim: Nation % Muslim
Yemen 99.9%
Afghanistan 100.0%
Saudi Arabia 100.0%
Somalia 100.0%

Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

– Leon Uris, “The Haj” Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat


8 posted on 09/15/2008 7:57:18 PM PDT by mouse1 (McCain/Palin 08 Palin/Jindal 12)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fire them!


9 posted on 09/15/2008 7:57:18 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should try going to Mecca.


10 posted on 09/15/2008 7:57:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: mouse1

Correct, everyone needs to see this bump.


11 posted on 09/15/2008 8:02:43 PM PDT by JMJJR (.................., lipstick)
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To: mouse1

Great figures.
Not good if we ignore them though.


12 posted on 09/15/2008 8:03:07 PM PDT by elpinta (Insured by Walther, Glock, Smith & Wesson.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can these Muslims walk back to Somalia? Why the heck are they in the USA?


13 posted on 09/15/2008 8:03:29 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yo...Islamics....Here's some to go with your .

Waaaaaaaaah

14 posted on 09/15/2008 8:03:29 PM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Ronald Reagan in heels & Teddy Roosevelt in a dress!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Urgent:

We need an expert.

From Audacity of Hope:

'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

there you go, straight from "the One."

15 posted on 09/15/2008 8:03:44 PM PDT by Selmore (You want fries with that?)
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To: elpinta

These figures are probably alittle outdated. But you get the point.


16 posted on 09/15/2008 8:05:09 PM PDT by mouse1 (McCain/Palin 08 Palin/Jindal 12)
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To: mouse1

Muslims? Angry? Get out of town! They are peaceful!


17 posted on 09/15/2008 8:06:07 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: NordP

Don’t try to teach them the finer things in life. You heard about the pearls and the swine?


18 posted on 09/15/2008 8:08:28 PM PDT by 353FMG (What marxism and fascism could not destroy, liberalism did.)
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To: stboz

Exactly.


19 posted on 09/15/2008 8:10:49 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray every day for McCains, Palins and the USA...and the rest of us, too.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The main point is freedom for religion," said Ridwan Abbi, a second-shift production worker who gladly supported his peers.

No, you imbecile, the Swift Company is a meat processor not a mosque. The main point is that "citizens" of America are free to choose where they apply for jobs, they are free to read the company manual before starting such jobs, and their employer is free to fire them if they do not do abide by such manual and do their jobs.

20 posted on 09/15/2008 8:12:29 PM PDT by itsthejourney (Sarah-cuda IS the right reason)
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To: mortal19440

These are the same knuckleheads (Somalis) that shot down our Blackhawks and dragged the bodies of our downed pilots through the streets of Mogadishu.


21 posted on 09/15/2008 8:16:39 PM PDT by AwakeningGiant
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To: 353FMG

Yep...we’re the pearls and they’re the swine? ;-)


22 posted on 09/15/2008 8:17:03 PM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Ronald Reagan in heels & Teddy Roosevelt in a dress!)
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To: itsthejourney
No, you imbecile, the Swift Company is a meat processor not a mosque.

Simple! Merely begin processing pork!

23 posted on 09/15/2008 8:19:56 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Very strange concept to me....
Attempting to force an employer to accommodate the private religious whims of unskilled employees in a USA workplace.
Don't apply for the job if you can not meet the stated, simple job requirements.
24 posted on 09/15/2008 8:20:31 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess their dumbass union decided that a walkout was the best thing for the workers after all.

I’ll laugh if they all get fired. Maybe they’ll migrate up to Aspen and can wait on Obama and his crowd.


25 posted on 09/15/2008 8:21:38 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Amazing how Obama, Rangel, Biden and Dodd all got killer mortgage rates and below cost property.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is the method of the “religion of peace”. Once they get into a position of authority or influence then the Jihad starts in earnest. Witness Britain with Sharia in some civil matters. That’s but the beginning.


26 posted on 09/15/2008 8:22:09 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Swift is paying you to work, not pray! If you want to pray do it on your own time!


27 posted on 09/15/2008 8:31:57 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: stboz

Fire all 500 of them.


28 posted on 09/15/2008 8:32:58 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.")
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To: mouse1
RE: there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim

Guess again. You'll see one hell of civil war in Turkey before Turkey turns Islamist. Actually, the Army usually lets a government know that it's time for new elections if the government strays. It's the Army's duty to protect the democratic Republic of Turkey against enemies foreign and domestic. (Sounds familiar -- gee, I hope our Army has got its eye on our Marxist gutter Rat Party, formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party )

Even in a country of Muslims (99+ percent) observant Muslims are a little too pushy.

"[I]n Istanbul, critics of Turkey’s government are enraged. 'The government that is in power right now is not in a position to represent Turkey’s culture and literature,' said Fusun Akatli, an academic and literary critic in Istanbul, who is one of the leading voices of the boycott movement.

"So far, about 20 authors, some of them well-known in Turkey, have said they will [join the] protest.

"The row reflects the wider clash between Kemalists, who see themselves as heirs to the secular values of Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and a rising middle-class of more observant Muslims, sometimes called the 'Anatolian bourgeoisie' and led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister . . .

"Intellectuals such as Ms Akatli say the government of Mr Erdogan wants to turn secular Turkey into an Islamic state. 'This government wants to take Turkey off its track of progress and modernity that the country has been on for the last 80 years,' she said. 'The government wants to change the secular character of the Turkish republic with its model of a so-called moderate Islam.'"

[End quotes]

Erdogan is the leader of the Islamist AKP. Hundreds of thousands of Turks have protested in streets against this threat to their secular democratic Republic of Turkey. Yes, the AKP was elected twice, each time with promises to correct the economy, corruption, and respect Turkey's secular heritage. Now the AKP seems to trying to move toward Islamist rule.

29 posted on 09/15/2008 8:36:31 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: sarasmom

Very well stated!


30 posted on 09/15/2008 8:37:25 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now that I know Swift hires muslims to process meats for American consumers...

Now I must find out how many other American food processers hire muslims to prepare our foods...

Nope, can’t prevent them from hiring them. Discrimination laws and the civil rights commissions would crucify them.

But once I discover other companies like Swift,which employs them, I will not be buying their product either.


31 posted on 09/15/2008 8:41:38 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (We can't simply "just say no" to marxism. We expose it, and defeat it!)
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To: Lent

Is it wrong to wish for a showdown? These people, that we never asked for, are infiltrating our communities in Europe and America and they have no intention of compromising and living quietly, like every other immigrant community. I feel bad, as a descendant of immigrants myself... but why are Muslims such a bunch of pigs?


32 posted on 09/15/2008 8:41:47 PM PDT by Fortunata
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What are they complaining about??? If I wanted to go to church for a Good Friday service or Ash Wednesday service I had to use my lunch hour to do so. Go to church, work through lunch (and breaks). Get over yourselves folks.

PS: Lovin' the pig! Does he wear lipstick?
33 posted on 09/15/2008 8:46:38 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Christ would not vote for Barack Obama...Alan Keyes)
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To: Fortunata

It’s intrinsic to their religion. The Jihad is a central feature of their belief. They are in dar al-harb here and Europe and need to create and unify dar al-Islam (Muslim community). The separation of mosque and state is not part of Islamic theology. Whereas, if you are a Christian, Christ stated render to Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s. And the Pauline teaching on respecting the state power, etc. all which laid the foundation of the separation of church and state.


34 posted on 09/15/2008 8:51:56 PM PDT by Lent
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To: berdie

As a graduate student in a large university, I often attended daily Mass in a small chapel in the Divinity School. Imagine my consternation when one day I was told we had to move into the cavernous modern chapel.

It seems we mere Christians were displaced so the Muslims could have the chapel. They could hide the altar cross during their prayer sessions, while the big chapel had a permanent cross that was horribly offensive to them.

Catholics comprised 25% of the student body. I doubt Muslims were even 1% at the time. Yet the squeaky wheel, etc. The administration knew we would accept the change meekly, in a spirit of forgiveness. I wonder what would have happened if the Muslims hadn’t gotten their way.


35 posted on 09/15/2008 8:52:31 PM PDT by Emma Sansom (McCain*Palin 2008--Palin*Jindal 2012)
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To: Emma Sansom

I hope you don’t take offense and you certainly don’t have to answer...but how long ago did this incident take place.

I’m curious how long this has gone on, with no media attention. Not that there is a great deal now.


36 posted on 09/15/2008 9:04:03 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m guessing this has to do with halal meat. Why else would the Swift plant have hired so many muslims in the first place and why else would they think they had the clout to strike?


37 posted on 09/15/2008 9:36:12 PM PDT by elmer fudd (Fukoku kyohei)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Each and every one of them should be fired.


38 posted on 09/16/2008 1:12:09 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

I sent an e-mail of support to the Swift company in Grand Island. We should all do the same:

jbsswift_consumer@jbsswift.com


39 posted on 09/16/2008 12:28:39 PM PDT by beaversmom
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