Skip to comments.Swift dispute, radical Muslims DVD flare scrutiny of Islam
Posted on 09/22/2008 2:08:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro
Abdiamar Bare, 21, walks up to the nondescript mosque in Greeley for noon prayers and pauses a moment to talk about his faith.
He is asked by a visitor if he's seen the DVD "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West." No, he says. He's asked if the principles of Islam allow other religions to coexist with it.
"Every religion is the same. No religion is better than another religion," Bare says. "I believe in Islam. I like my religion, and I don't want it to interfere with other religions."
Bare is one of about 120 Muslim workers recently fired by JBS Swift & Co. for walking off the job after a disagreement on prayer breaks. He enters the mosque, off 8th Avenue near the University of Northern Colorado campus, to join dozens more for prayer.
It's a low-profile, unmarked building in which Greeley Muslims come to practice their faith, which again finds itself in the crosshairs of scrutiny locally and nationally.
In Greeley, the dispute continues on prayer breaks for Muslim workers at the meatpacking plant. Sentiment has spread among some in the community that the newcomers are pushing too much, exhibiting a desire not to assimilate but rather impose their religion on others.
Nationally, the DVD arrived on 28 million doorsteps as rhetoric on homeland security heats up in the presidential race.
The confluence of recent events -- the Muslim workers' dispute and, on its heels, the "Obsession" DVD -- is the talk of the town. Many Greeley residents have noticed the 400 mostly Somali refugees who've arrived in the past 18 months to take jobs at JBS Swift. The workers say they are here to escape the oppression of their war-torn homeland, build a new life and peacefully practice their religion.
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How can he believe in Islam AND not want to interfere in other faiths? Ah...forgot... Islam says it's OK to lie to further the cause.
I’m thinking I’d get fired if I walked off the job here. But to a muzzie, it’s discrimination. Go back home to your hell home and even try to find a job a22ho44.
Thanks for the links Cindy.
You’re welcome sneakers.
This statement is universally true for all religions. It is genuinely believed by the "rank and file." However, the leaders of Islam have different ideas, that they enforce upon all. Add to that the rank and file are taught submission to the will of Allah. Such a mindset prepares them to be ready and passive participants in connection with the intentions of their self-appointed Islamofascist leaders, IMO.
If something is different, they can not be the same.
Yep. You got to love it! Publik Skool edjamakting, welfare state, Bell Curve bump!
Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and The Road To 9-11
Somalis have a reputation for being like that. They have a sense of entitlement and make outrageous demands. They just need to be slapped down in their places. I think it has something to do with their culture.
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