Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wisconsin lawn mower factory says it will FIRE all 53 of its Muslim employees if they take unscheduled prayer breaks

This is the second time in two weeks I come across a story involving Muslim prayer schedule at a workplace. 
The other was a Coloradomeatpacking plant and CAIR also stuck their nose it.  I smell an activist set up for publicity to garner public sympathy for Muslims workers who just wanna pray.  As a Christian, I can pray while I work.  Are Muslims incapable of doing the same?     

Daily Mail reports dozens of Muslims are outraged after a Wisconsin power plant threatened to fire them if they took two five minute breaks daily in order to pray.
The policy change affects 53 workers. Ten of those employees have indicated they wish to stay in their current positions under the new policy but the rest have either chosen to leave or are planning to.

The Brillion-based company changed the rule on Thursday. Until then, Muslim employees were allowed to leave the production line twice a shift to pray.

But Ariens is now asking employees to pray during scheduled breaks. A company representative told WBAY-TV the 'manufacturing environment does not allow for unscheduled breaks in production.'

On Saturday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Ariens to allow Muslim workers to pray at work using the previous policy until the dispute is resolved.

A spokesperson for the Brillion-based equipment manufacturer said the following in a statement: 'We are asking employees to pray during scheduled breaks in designated prayer rooms. Our manufacturing environment does not allow for unscheduled breaks in production.'

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