It is Sharia vs the American free market. CAIR is representing a group of Muslim employees who want Cargill to provide for mass Muslim worship in the workplace. This would result in making Islamic Salah times for Muslim prayer a priority over a company’s efficiency and profitability.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a press release on December 30, 2016 which states in part: CAIR to Outline Talks with Cargill About Walkout by 200 Colorado Muslim Workers Over Prayer Dispute.
Later today, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) from Minnesota and Washington, D.C., will hold a news conference in Colorado to announce the results of ongoing efforts to resolve a walkout last week by some 200 Muslim workers at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colo., over a religious accommodation request involving prayer.
More than 100 of the Muslim employees who took part in the walkout, the majority of whom are of Somali heritage, have retained CAIR to represent them regarding their religious accommodation request and to work with Cargill to implement a workable policy that meets the needs of all parties.
In conference call this afternoon with Cargill legal representatives in Kansas, the CAIR representatives were unable to reach an immediate resolution of the walk-out or the religious accommodation issue.
CBS news reported on January 3, 2016 in part: Hundreds of Muslim workers fired after dispute over prayers
Cargill spokesperson Michael Martin says prayer is allowed. But he says a misunderstanding of company policy came on December 18th, when 11 workers asked for a break to pray at the same time "Coming from that specific work area would have disrupted the workflow so the supervisor told the employees that they could go pray, but they would have to go in smaller numbers than 11," Martin told CBS News. "It would have to be three at a time."
The following Monday, nearly 200 employees from the Muslim community didn't show up to work for three consecutive days. The company fired them all. "There are times when accommodation is not possible," Martin said. "But in an overwhelming majority of instances, we do everything we can to ensure sure that we do accommodate employees."
Jaylani Hussein (Executive Director of CAIR Minnesota) represents 150 workers who are now without a job. "Now we are getting supervisors who are telling our clients to go home if they wanted to pray," Hussein said. "If they are denied their basic rights to practice their faith reasonably at their employment, they seem to be losing one of the basic fundamental rights."
Hussein’s comments make it clear that CAIR represents the interests of Muslims pushing Corporate America to provide for mass Muslim worship of Islam in the workplace. The Muslim employees essentially want Cargill to make Islamic Salah times for Muslim prayer a priority over the company’s efficiency and profitability.
Please encourage Cargill officials to stand their ground by not allowing Sharia law to change their corporate policy.
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