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Muslims Tell Employer to BOW DOWN to Islam, Company Has 3-Word Response

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Over 200 Muslim employees at a meat-packaging plant in Colorado walked out of their jobs to protest for dedicated prayer breaks. The company refused to bow down to Islam and told the protesters “you’re all fired.”

The company asked their employees to return to their jobs, and the vast majority refused. As a result, over 190 Muslims were fired from the plant.

The Muslim employees were told they were free to use their breaks to pray just like any other employee.

That was not good enough. The company even provided a room of reflection where they allowed people of all faiths to pray on their own time, but the Muslims wanted special privileges.

Now they have all the time in the world to pray at home.

The Denver Post reported:

About 190 workers, most of them immigrants from Somalia, have been fired from a meat packing and distribution plant on Colorado’s Eastern Plains for walking off the job to protest a workplace prayer dispute.

Ten days ago more than 200 workers walked off their jobs at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan.

Some workers later returned, but the majority stayed away as representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) negotiated on their behalf.

On Tuesday Cargill, through its attorneys, fired the workers who were holding out, said Jaylani Hussein, a spokesman and executive director of CAIR.

Cargill is a Kansas-based company.

Some of the fired employees have been working at the plant for up to 10 years, Hussein said. Cargill had previously allowed Muslim employees to pray at the plant, even providing a prayer room, he said.

Depending on the season, the Muslim workers prayed at different times of the day, typically in about five-to-10 minute blocks, Hussein said. But recently a decision was made at the plant to change the practice.

“The workers were told: ‘If you want to pray, go home,’ ” Hussein said.

Many of the workers, some who support family with their earnings, banded together and decided to walk off the job in an attempt to sway plant managers to reinstate a prayer schedule.

Hussein and Jenifer Wicks, also of CAIR, were negotiating with Cargill. On Tuesday, they were told of the mass firing.

Hussein said company officials told him the mass dismissal was over a “no call, no show, walk out.”

“It’s disappointing,” Hussein said.

The workers have previously been using time carved out of a 15-minute break period, or time from their unpaid 30-minute lunch break.

Cargill has a policy stating that any workers who are terminated can not reapply for a position for 6 months.

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  1. Doesn’t matter the reason, walk out, illegal strike, fired. sounds simple enough to me. Each company has the right to terminate employment if the relse aren’t followed. this company even made a special prayer room so They met the strikers half way to me. I think if I’m not mistaken, I signed a no strike agreement when I hired in at the Postal Service. Didn’t we. We could picket on our own time but not do a walk out or something like that. So Yes, I think Cargill was well within their rights. Rules are rules.

  2. better watch out for the stunts the left over people will probly put things in the food or poison people to retaliate not giving them their way !

  3. This is GREAT. It’s about time American business’ stand up for themselves and stop bowing down to muslim’s wishes.

  4. Send all them bastards back where they came from we don’t need him in this f****** country we shouldn’t have to cater to their f****** asses you don’t like the job get the f*** out of here

  5. I don’t allow for the bullshit christian practice in my place of work either. Religion has no place in the work environment what so ever I dont give a rats ass what fairytale you bow your head to.

  6. Cargill is a ‘no shit allowed’ privately held company. They used to be headquartered in Minnesota, unless they have a branch in Kansas. Would not be even remotely excused if someone tried to get even with them for firing all of them. Any returnees would be first suspected and prosecuted if proven guilty. That would be the best part of their punishment.

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