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Plant workers: Fairness at stake in prayer dispute

September 19th, 2008 . by TexasFred
Plant workers: Fairness at stake in prayer dispute

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Melissa Infante sat in her car smoking a cigarette, knowing she was supposed to be packaging meat at the JBS Swift & Co. plant where she’s worked for nearly two years.

But she’d walked off the job Thursday morning to protest a schedule change she believes unfairly catered to Muslim workers at the plant, shrugging off warnings from supervisors that she could be fired.

“To me, it’s just not fair,” Infante said.

On Monday, hundreds of Muslim employees were the first to walk off the job, saying they weren’t being allowed to take a break to pray during the holy month of Ramadan. Break times were then altered on the second shift so the Muslim employees, mostly Somali, could make their fourth of five daily prayers at sunset.

Then hundreds of non-Muslim workers walked off the job in counterprotests Wednesday and Thursday morning. Later Thursday, plant managers did an about-face, saying the new break times weren’t working.

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Plant workers: Fairness at stake in prayer dispute

I posted regarding this yesterday. It’s a *HOT* story, and it’s an important story and I got some really good responses from a few people, and to them I say, THANK YOU! It is my pleasure to stand with great Americans such as yourselves.

What truly surprises me is this; I not only posted it, I sent it out via email to something like 200 bloggers, folks that are on the American Conservative and Texas Connection blog rolls. Folks that are normally *Johnny on the spot* at taking up the challenge and getting directly involved when it comes to subjects like this, responding to actions that can, and DO have adverse affects on America and OUR way of life.

I didn’t see that yesterday. I scoured the blog rolls, I visited every blog I have listed and didn’t see more than 4 blogs that were even taking this story on. I got 13 responses to my story, 12 were from American bloggers, great folks one and all, and I had a response from Issac at Views down my sights. Issac isn’t even an American, but he should be. He loves this nation more than many that are born and raised here, and he has no problem voicing that love, and letting anyone that will listen know exactly how he feels regarding the Libber left and the Muslim hordes.

Folks, I don’t care whether you make comments in agreement with me or not, look, I love blogging, but some things are a lot more important than comments. This story is one of them.

The employees of JBS Swift & Company, the Christian, and I presume Jewish employees, are in a real fight for the American way of life, they are being abused and taken advantage of by Muslim Somalis, people that have come to THIS nation to escape the dangers, hunger and political unrest of their own homes, and helping the oppressed is what we, as Americans have always done. That is NOT the problem.

The problem is this; we have once again accepted *the huddled masses*, given them a new chance at life and hope, but now the ungrateful cretins expect US to conform to their way of life. I can’t speak for all of you but that is a scenario that I will have NO part of!

Folks, get behind this thing, support the workers at JBS Swift & Company, the Americans, Christian and Jew, those that had the guts to walk off the line in protest. We can’t allow the Islamic hordes to come to the United States of America and change OUR way of life, that is NOT the foundation that this nation was built upon. If these people want to come here so they can live, work and prosper, that is wonderful, that is what has built this nation and made it great.

But if their intention is to come here to dominate the USA with their 7th century beliefs, to force this nation to accept their beliefs as they worship a pedophile that was also a practitioner of bestiality, then let them return to whatever flea infested Islamic sand pile they crawled out of, and then let them stay there. We, as patriotic Americans and lovers of our freedoms and this great nation CAN NOT allow matters to happen otherwise!

“There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all.” ~Theodore Roosevelt ~

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9 Responses to “Plant workers: Fairness at stake in prayer dispute”

  1. comment number 1 by: Kate

    Well dammit Fred…you’re right! For my part, or lack there of, I do apologize! Nor will I make any excuses! :( Problem will be remedied as soon as possible.

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    I tried to comment on your post yesterday but kept getting something about Java settings and not being able to post. I wanted to post a link to the Detroit news link where Call To Prayers are now being broadcast in Hamtramck, Michigan.


  3. comment number 3 by: BobF

    And, outstanding post. I’m going to “steal” it later when I’m off work and post it at Vilmar’s. Of course, it will be linked back to you.

  4. comment number 4 by: Katie

    Like I have said, boycott Swift and let them know. Our money is stronger than Muslim workers.

  5. comment number 5 by: Carl Andrews

    Fred I have been scouring the net trying to put together a list of the various brand names they sell products under. No luck so far but if I get something I’ll let you know. Everyone, in addition to flodding them with e-mails about this, needs to boycott anything they make.

  6. comment number 6 by: Kate

    @ Carl All I came up with was what is on Swift’s site. Any sub-companies, I had problems with too.

  7. comment number 7 by: Ranando

    I may not have posted on this but I have posted for over a year and ahalf my distain for Islam and Muslims. I have posted links where you can find all Muslim owned businesses in any area and boycott them. I have not and will not deal with any Muslim owned business or any business that employs Muslims.

    I gave up pushing, Boycooy Islam, no one seemed interested.

  8. comment number 8 by: Tish

    Religion on the job sucks. Unless of course your a Chaplin or something.

    To think that this plant had the audacity to insult the majority of their workers because of the cries of a small minority. Please!

    I mean do that on your own time. As the saying goes “when in Rome do as the Romans do”

    But we don’t get that same respect here in America. Everyone wants to be segmented off and have their own special rights.

    You knew that when you took this job it could interfere with Ramadan or any other religious holiday.

    I respect all faiths, but it really annoys me when yours tries to triumph mine or when my daily life is affected by your religion.

  9. comment number 9 by: Kate

    Well said Tish!

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