14th March 2007

The islamification of america is happening now

Ok, it’s been happening in Europe for awhile, there’s been dribs and drabs in America but I haven’t written about it before. Now I’m starting to see enough of it that I feel it should be written about more. *hattip to Debbie Schlussel*

Some Muslim cashiers at Target refuse to handle pork, setting off another debate over the place of religion in society

Ok, here is a an example of how immigrants aren’t assimilating into our culture but rather expecting us to bend to them. I understand that Muslims have a religous thing against pork, but would a Jew get the same consideration? Not only are they refusing to simply scan pork products but in this case got paid to do so but made the customer do it!

“She made me scan the bacon. Then she opened the bag and made me put it in the bag,” said Dsouza, 53, of Minneapolis. “It made me wonder why this person took a job as a cashier.”

So this is the new service at Target? Full service self service? What’s next a business can’t sell pork products if Muslims shop or work there? Where is the line drawn? At what point does the immigrant bear some responsibility to adjust to America?

Dr. Shah Khan, a spokesman for the Islamic Center of Minnesota in Fridley, said the Somali Muslim community is divided between those who believe it is wrong only to eat pork and more orthodox Muslims who believe the prohibition extends to selling, touching or handling the meat.
He urged people to remember the extraordinary adjustments many Somalis have made in coming to the Twin Cities. “Many of these people are refugees. They may have been tortured. And they came here having never held a book in English,” he said. “They’re already adapting to our society. We need to adapt to them, too.”

These Somalian Muslims came to to this country to escape the turmoil in their own country, which is ironic since the Islamic Courts are responsible for so much of the turmoil in Somalia!America is not built by adapting to it’s immigrants but rather by it’s immigrants adapting to America and making it something greater then the sum of it’s parts.
Now what I’d like to see is if on the application for these people what was placed under the section where it asks if you have any restrictions that could stop you from performing the job you’re applying for. Did these muslim employees leave it blank and then complained later? If so doesn’t their religion forbid them from lying? Couldn’t Target place them in a section where they would have no interaction with pork if they did mention it on the application? Would a Jewish person get the same consideration? These are all legitimate questions for Target.
From Targets page on workplace diversity.

Diversity is individuality. It’s a wide spectrum of traits, including personal style, age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, physical ability, religion, family, citizenship status, socio-economic circumstances, education and life experiences. We see diversity as any trait that makes someone unique and does not interfere with effective job performance.

Now does that diversity extend towards people of the Jewish faith or even regular Americans? What if they hired a Jewish person and had them work the counter next to a muslim person. What would Targets response be if the Jewish person felt intimidated or unsafe working next to someone who’s religion screamed for their destruction? What about the precedent this sets? If allowed to go on here will this be the precedent that is used legally in other areas and stores. Would a supermarket that hires Muslims be forced not to sell pork? I don’t like the slippery slope we are on right now. The islamification of Europe is well on it’s way, this doesn’t bode well for us.

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  1. 1 On March 15th, 2007, Donovan Blake said:

    “I understand that Muslims have a religous thing against pork, but would a Jew get the same consideration?”

    I’ll remember this sentence when my business closes for Rosh Hashanah
    and Yom Kipper. Of course, Jews get this consideration.

  2. 2 On March 15th, 2007, Logan said:

    Those are holidays, which muslims can get off for their holidays. The question is, would a jewish person be allowed to work the register and make a customer ring up pork products themselves? At what point do we stop bending over and have immigrants assimilate into America instead of the other way around. It’s almost like they expect America to turn into what country they left, but then if we did it wouldn’t be worth immigrating to now would it?

  3. 3 On March 15th, 2007, Donovan Blake said:

    Public schools close for Jewish holidays. Wouldn’t you call
    that “bending over”?

  4. 4 On March 15th, 2007, Logan said:

    They also close for Christian Holidays and in the case of Christmas a pagan/christian one. In fact most christian holidays are pagan related. They also close for MLK Day and different holidays. In addition, I know for a fact that school districts will excuse muslim children for muslim holidays. I’m not trying to say we shouldn’t respect other religions but in the case of the Target story you have a situation where a person accepted a job, then refused to do it based on religion. Target should of stayed firm and said “do the job you accepted or resign the job” not bowed to the pressure and put the consumer out. Remember in the article people were scanning their own items though not in a self service line, while the muslim cashier stood and watched, in effect getting paid for doing nothing (maybe she’s in a union?). As a side note, leaders of the Jewish religion aren’t calling for America to burn or bow to Sharia law and Israel has always been a friend to the US, while Muslim countries burn our flag in effigy and cheer when our people die. Perhaps that might be biasing my opinion just a bit.

  5. 5 On March 15th, 2007, Donovan Blake said:

    Well, Jewish leaders certainly demanded that public schools close
    for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. What would your reaction be
    if Muslims demanded that schools be closed for their holidays?
    Why would that be different?

  6. 6 On March 15th, 2007, Logan said:

    I don’t believe Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah is a national holiday here where businesses have to close in the States but it is a “hallmark holiday” aka Valentines day etc. Look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holidays_of_the_United_States
    from that page
    n addition to the official holidays, many religious, ethnic, and other traditional holidays populate the calendar, as well as observances proclaimed by officials and lighter celebrations. These are rarely observed by businesses as holidays; indeed, many are viewed as opportunities for commercial promotion. Because of this commercialization, some critics apply the depreciative term Hallmark holiday to such days, after the Hallmark greeting card company.
    You ignored the part about Israel being a friend and Muslim countries wanting us dead, shouldn’t that factor in? BTW how did you get from my post about muslims imposing their beliefs in the workplace of a international company to complaining about jewish holidays off?

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