Don’t Let the Door

…hit you in the caboose.

Muslim leader says 150 workers fired at Neb. plant
About 150 Muslims were fired from a Grand Island, Neb., meatpacking plant that has been embroiled in a prayer dispute, a Somali-American leader said Friday.
Mohamed Rage, who leads the Omaha Somali-American Community Organization, said 80 workers were thrown out after an altercation late Thursday. He says when they tried to return for their shift Friday, they were fired, along with 70 others.
Police said were called to the plant late Thursday amid reports of a riot or serious fight. But when officers arrived, the situation had calmed, said police Chief Steve Lamken.
Muslim workers have been asking for accommodations with break times to allow prayer at sunset. The issue led to walkouts this week—not only from Muslims but from non-Muslims who protested such accommodations as preferential treatment.
… Hundreds of Muslim employees walked off the job Monday and Tuesday, saying they weren’t being allowed to take a break to pray during 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.

4 Responses to “Don’t Let the Door”

  1. I am SO sick of schmucks asking for preferential treatment.

  2. nightfly says:

    The guy is really named Mohamed Rage? There really IS a Muslim Rage Boy?
    You can’t make this stuff up.

  3. Ebola says:

    Mohamed Rage? Isn’t that just sorta redundant?

  4. greg newson says:

    How did people get from Somali to Nebraska in the
    first place?Sounds like a government relocation
    program to destroy the working-class in Nebraska.
    It is true the Feds are the greatest enemy the average American has.I know it sounds like McCarthy
    1953 paranoia,but it’s true.At least Mexicans are Christians;the Feds have now decided Muslims
    will destroy us sooner.Since Mexicans are becoming
    too Americanized,the Muslims are the answer.

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