Another American company, Ariens Manufacturing Company of Brillion, Wisconsin, is under attack by Islamic supremacists who are demanding that the company submit to Islamic law. The pattern is always the same. Companies that accommodate Muslims learn the hard way that accommodation leads to more demands, more submission, more Shariah.
Muslims employed by Ariens are allowed to leave the production line twice a shift to pray two of the five prayers their faith requires of them daily. They prayed five minutes at a time, designating their specific duties to colleagues.
Not good enough for Muslim workers. They want to stop the line. Muslim workers at Ariens, which makes snow blowers and lawn mowers, objected to management’s recent decision to begin enforcing a policy of two 10-minute breaks per work shift. Ariens got into hot water when it asked Muslim employees to “pray during scheduled breaks in designated prayer rooms. Our manufacturing environment does not allow for unscheduled breaks in production.” Muslims walked off their jobs, demanding that Ariens allow Muslims to leave their work station whenever they want.
Mind you, these Muslim workers don’t have to pray at those times. They can make up the missed prayers later. They don’t stop production lines in Iran and other Muslim countries for prayer. But here in the West, it is a way to impose Islam on the workplace, on the secular marketplace – and on their co-workers.
The enemedia are painting Ariens as racist Islamophobes, of course. Why do these cases always make national news? Why are Muslims’ demands so sacred to the American media? Why do they not only adhere to the Shariah, but demand that all Americans, especially non-Muslim Americans, adhere to the Shariah?
A similar thing recently happened at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Cargill was exceedingly generous to its Muslim workers. Cargill doesn’t discriminate against Muslims: A Cargill spokesperson said, “[O]ur Muslim employees are still taking prayer breaks at work.” Despite the fact that Cargill was accommodating the vast majority of Muslim daily prayer requests by providing specially created “reflection rooms,” i.e., prayer rooms, 190 Muslim workers walked off the job.
Companies such as Ariens and Cargill already make extraordinary accommodations for their Muslim workers. Instead of a thank you, they get kicked in the teeth. Accommodation gives way to more demands.
This is a unique phenomenon in the American workplace. Christians and Jews and Hindus do not make such outrageous requests. Christians do not walk off the job in the name of Jesus. Christians do not impose their religion on their co-workers. Christians don’t ask for special chapel rooms and the like.
These demands at Ariens and Cargill are a way of imposing Islam on the kuffar. The Muslim workers are demanding special rights that non-Muslims don’t have. Special rights for a special class – that is Shariah. Muslims are superior – that’s Shariah. And once they get their prayer breaks, they will take their demands to the next level, as they did at Hertz. At Hertz, Muslim workers demanded prayer breaks; Hertz agreed. But Muslims were disappearing during prayer breaks. Hertz responded by asking them only to clock in and out during prayer times. Muslims refused, and now Hertz is being sued for religious intolerance.
Recent polls of America Muslims show broad support for imposing the Shariah in America. According to a recent poll, 58 percent of U.S. Muslims reject First Amendment criticism of Islam as a right. Forty-six percent want blasphemy punished; 12 percent want them killed. Meanwhile, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, has become the pro-Shariah Obama administration’s battering ram against companies, forcing them to adhere to Shariah principles. The overreach of the EEOC is monstrous: One particularly extreme example of its interference was its support of two Muslim truck drivers who were suing the company that dismissed them for refusing to transport alcohol; they were awarded $240,000 for this refusal to do the job for which they had been hired.
Read the chapter titled “Mosqueing the Workplace” in my book, “Stop the Islamization of America,” to better understand this de facto imposition of Shariah in America. It always works the same way: Every accommodation gives way to more demands. Everywhere American practices conflict with Shariah, it is our practices that must give way. Muslims impose their work times, their Shariah, on non-Muslim co-workers and punish companies that refuse to submit.
Litigation jihad is a huge industry, and American companies are being held hostage by Muslim workers. It’s time to call a halt, and to say that there will be no more accommodation.
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