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CAIR threatens to sue and file an EEOC complaint if Ariens Company continues to stand against Muslim employees’ demand for special break times for prayer.


  The email for this article was deactivated because Ariens declined to receive more emails.

Florida Family Association issued an email alert on January 4, 2016 titled CAIR represents employees fired from Cargill after they demanded mass Muslim prayers in the workplace.  Now the same chapter of the Council for American Islamic Relations is pushing Ariens Company to allow Muslim employees more breaks and at times when their prayers are scheduled.

It is Sharia vs the American free market.  CAIR is representing a group of Muslim employees who want to make Islamic Salah times for Muslim prayer a priority over a company’s efficiency and profitability.

ABC News reports in part in an article titled Manufacturer Stands by Policy on Muslim Prayer Breaks:

An American-Islamic civil liberties group is asking a Wisconsin manufacturer to back away from a policy that doesn't allow an extra break for prayer for Muslim employees.

Ariens Co., however, said Tuesday that it can handle the matter internally and that it's not interested in negotiating through the Council for America-Islamic Relations.

The friction comes after 53 workers left their jobs in protest after the company decided to enforce a policy of two 10-minute breaks per work shift. The workers, all of whom are of Somali descent, who joined the company last summer through an employment services contractor in Green Bay. Ariens — which is based in Brillion, about 90 miles north of Milwaukee — initially had allowed the newly hired Muslim employees to leave their work stations a third time to accommodate Muslim prayers.

But CEO Dan Ariens said the prayer breaks were disrupting production at the lawn mower and snow blower manufacturer, which employs about 2,000 people, nearly half of them in Brillion. He said the best solution was to schedule break time and "stay within the policy of two, 10-minute breaks."

CAIR is asking the company to revert to its previous policy until a resolution can be reached. Jaylani Hussein, of CAIR in Minneapolis, said that the two scheduled break times don't line up with Islamic prayer times, which is why the workers need a third break. He also said that the company accommodates other short breaks, including people stepping away to use the restroom.

"It seems like a crackdown on Muslims wherever they are," he said.

Hussein said “if the company maintains its position, he will take the issue to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  ‘The law is clear on this subject: They had been accommodated before," he said, "so it's much more difficult to say they are no longer covered.’'

TMJ4-TV of Milwaukee issued a report on January 26, 2016 titled Islamic group considers suing Ariens Company over prayer policy.  The news report contains an interview with CAIR leader who alleges that they may sue Ariens Company if they do not implement their request for special breaks for prayer.

The Muslim employees essentially want Ariens Company to make Islamic Salah times for Muslim prayer a priority over the company’s efficiency and profitability.  They want Islamic law to prevail over American corporate policy.

Florida Family Association applauds Ariens Company's decision not to meet with the Hamas linked Council for American Islamic Relations who is on the United Arab Emirates list of terrorist organizations. Please encourage Ariens Company officials to stand their ground by not allowing Sharia law to change their corporate policy.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to encourage Ariens Company officials to stand by their decision and not surrender to demands for Islamic Salah times for prayer in the workplace.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

The email for this article was deactivated because Ariens declined to receive more emails.

Contact information:

Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street,
Brillion, Wisconsin 54110-1098

Dan Ariens, Chairman & CEO

Rod Bolhous, Chief Operations Officer

Author: ffa   20160127   Category: CAIR  FFA: on
Tags: CAIR, Ariens Company

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