Muslim workers return to plant after prayer conflict resolved

Full story: WBIR Knoxville

About 70 of 120 Somali meatpackers who quit their jobs in Grand Island, Nebraska, because they were not given enough time off for Muslim prayers have returned to work.
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rogerb

Knoxville, TN

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#1
May 29, 2007
 
I just wonder how namy concessions a CHRISTIAN would recieve. Probably FIRED.
but then again that Islamerica for you.
LISA

Knoxville, TN

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#2
May 29, 2007
 
Okay I don't understand this. Why can't they use their lunch hour? That is what most people do when they need to run errands or other things.
tomw

Nashville, TN

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#3
May 29, 2007
 
Keep your prayers at home, you are nothing special, and you do not deserve special condsideration for anything.
FEDUP

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#5
May 29, 2007
 
Send these Aliens back to Somalia where they can pray all they want and starve to death too. I guess Allah never heard their prayers in Somalia, so they had to come here to pray. I am fed up with these Aliens most of them Illegal taking over the country. Americans better wake up soon or there will be no America.

“Best Child I ever raised!!”

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#7
May 29, 2007
 
This is a classic example why every time you turn around, there are meat recalls!!!!!! These people live like animals and do not clean their hands and observe good handwashing techniques. I think that they pray 7 or 8 times a day, but hey, all americans hear about is seperation of church and State so if they can't abide by the regular hours of work, then ship their filthy asses home. Sorry, for the rough language, but America is fast becoming a sewage dump for immigrants who are not wanted anywhere so they land here. I am not surprised that the Government does not have crop circles which read from the air that say, "Immigrants....Come on Down!!!!!We are letting our country be filled up with murderers, disease ridden trash, and slugs that desire nothing but a free ride. And all of the polls that say the majority of Americans want to give immigrants a chance at citizenship.....well, no one I know voted because if middle america was polled, it would say send em' all packin, and arm the borders and whoever crosses gets crossed out!!
get a life

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#8
May 29, 2007
 
What in the hell is wrong with this country? Stuff like this makes me sick.

"Diversity" is a code word for killing the American way of life.

America is finished.
steveinlc

Knoxville, TN

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#9
May 29, 2007
 
I like the idea of Prayer...but what about Christians?....I doubt it!. I think they shoudl look for a new job...don't believe I want to eat meat from Swift and Co.
steveinlc

Knoxville, TN

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#10
May 29, 2007
 
I think they should go to work for Bill and Hilary. After all, didn't Bill send troops there? I think that they would do a "good" job on Bill.
Actually

Owensboro, KY

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May 29, 2007
 
Mama Mia Tennessee wrote:
This is a classic example why every time you turn around, there are meat recalls!!!!!! These people live like animals and do not clean their hands and observe good handwashing techniques. I think that they pray 7 or 8 times a day, but hey, all americans hear about is seperation of church and State so if they can't abide by the regular hours of work, then ship their filthy asses home. Sorry, for the rough language, but America is fast becoming a sewage dump for immigrants who are not wanted anywhere so they land here. I am not surprised that the Government does not have crop circles which read from the air that say, "Immigrants....Come on Down!!!!!We are letting our country be filled up with murderers, disease ridden trash, and slugs that desire nothing but a free ride. And all of the polls that say the majority of Americans want to give immigrants a chance at citizenship.....well, no one I know voted because if middle america was polled, it would say send em' all packin, and arm the borders and whoever crosses gets crossed out!!
You have obviously never been around someone who is from Somalia. I know a person from Somalia and he showers probably 3 times a day, no joke. They are very clean people. My best friend in 7th grade was from Iraq and they are a very clean family. You cannot even walk into their house wearing shoes. Did you know that in most Muslim countries that it is offensive to shake hands or to hand someone something with your right hand because it is the hand that you clean yourself with after using the restroom? It is also an insult to show the bottoms of your feet because they are considered dirty.
Rockwood TN

Crossville, TN

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May 29, 2007
 
Wonder why the atheist don't speak up on this???
Actually

Owensboro, KY

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May 29, 2007
 
The way I see it is this is a privately owned company and really they can do whatever they want. It has nothing to do with Separation of Church and State. No privately owned company is an establishment of the state. If they felt this was something they weren't willing to allow, then they wouldn't have. But I have to wonder how many Muslims make up the workforce of this company and how many are underpaid? It never ceases to amaze me that a company will do just about anything to keep cheap labor. Look at the Tyson plant that got busted on working illegals and paying them poorly. The way our society handles immigrants is problematic. These big companies that employ illegals, not requiring them to learn English or gain citizenship, make up the majority of illegal immigration problems. It just becomes a vicious cycle. Diversity isn't the problem. Diversity is what makes America, America. If we actually forced immigrants to learn English and become productive citizens it wouldn't be a problem. Of course, since everything is about the bottom line, I really don't have much faith that something like this would occur.

For the record, I honestly could care less who does what on their breaks as long as everyone is getting the same opportunity. If the smokers are getting more breaks because they need to smoke, then all of the nonsmokers should get the same break to do whatever they wish to do.
Koonfiroow

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#14
May 30, 2007
 
I think those people who posted all these crabby comments should know that America belongs to the Native Americans first all. And second of all, if a company can allow cigarette smokers release their stinking breath to the air and forward their sorry asses twenty minutes, why can't it allow good people with faith clean their bodies and worship God, the almighty for five minutes?

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May 30, 2007
 
Actually wrote:
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You have obviously never been around someone who is from Somalia. I know a person from Somalia and he showers probably 3 times a day, no joke. They are very clean people. My best friend in 7th grade was from Iraq and they are a very clean family. You cannot even walk into their house wearing shoes. Did you know that in most Muslim countries that it is offensive to shake hands or to hand someone something with your right hand because it is the hand that you clean yourself with after using the restroom? It is also an insult to show the bottoms of your feet because they are considered dirty.
Im left handed!!!!
fatuma

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#16
May 31, 2007
 
Fantastic,I agree with the muslim workers,there is no different to take time to smoke and time to pray.
God prayers is more greater than anything els.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Goodlady

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#17
Jul 27, 2007
 
America's Racism and ISlamaphobia:
It's interesting how media brainwashed alot of people.AMERICA, you can no longer rely on ur media to teach u about different cultures and religions! One should learn about the true Islam before talking idly about it, and oh don't forget that the mistakes that Muslims make don't have anything to do with Islam. And please stop the racism, after reading the comments on this site, it's very evident that there are still a large number of KKK members in this country( I don't want to see America going 60 yrs back!!!)
Disgusted

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Jul 27, 2007
 
FIRE AND DEPORT THEM.
Forest Gump

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Jul 27, 2007
 
FEDUP wrote:
Send these Aliens back to Somalia where they can pray all they want and starve to death too. I guess Allah never heard their prayers in Somalia, so they had to come here to pray. I am fed up with these Aliens most of them Illegal taking over the country. Americans better wake up soon or there will be no America.
AMEN..well said. I too am sick of the disgusting Muslims and their hatred of anyone that isn't Muslim. The religon is a false religion that teaches nothing but hate and violence. Allah can go straight to HADES..of course we know that Allah does not exist. Muslims are the scourge of the earth and must be dealt with in the only way they understand!! Stand up to them America..they want to kill us all.
NEBRASKA NATIVE

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Aug 23, 2007
 
Well Actually, a good point. They don't use toilet paper!!! And they are working in a meat packing plant?!?!?! What is wrong with that picture? A lot of good points made here. Christians don't get that special treatment nor do Jews. So why Muslims? They hate Americans, they hate Christians with a passion. We are the "infadels". If you do some research, you will find that the muslim religion teaches hate and killing the "infadels". They convert by force not by invatation and love and compassion. They hate us so why give them special priveledges? Tell me one good reason. So they can infitrate some more and bomb more places and shed more innocent blood? America really does need to wake up.
zizou

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#21
Sep 22, 2007
 
Muslims are nothing like you described. You need to go to school and finish your degree and learn more about other cultures, ways of life and diverse people instead of sitting in your coach, drink bear and say stupid nonsense.
Ruth

Webster, FL

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#22
Sep 26, 2007
 
This is a hate forum. What is wrong with all of you?

Everyone has their religious or athiest beliefs and there own "rituals" and everyone should be allowed to practice them. I bet most of you "hicks" would be pissed off if you couldn't go drink at a bar after work and listen to your country music. You probably all take cigarette breaks all day too - that is your ritual.

Why do you have to hate people that are different from you. I am doing research for school and I found this page by mistake. All of this hate on this page is disgusting and is why there is so much violence and negativity in this world.

Why don't you just educate yourselve's about other cultures instead of complaining about them? Why don't you take interest in other people instead of hating them for being different?

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