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Target shifts Muslims who won’t ring up pork

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Jeff Hall

Plain City, OH

#1 Oct 29, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS — Muslim cashiers at some local Target stores who object to ringing up products that contain pork are being shifted to other positions where they don’t need to, the discount retailer said Saturday.

The Star Tribune reported this past week that some Muslim cashiers at local Targets had declined to scan pork products such as bacon because doing so would conflict with their religious beliefs. They would ask other cashiers to ring up such purchases, or sometimes customers would scan those items themselves, the newspaper reported.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has now offered its local Muslim cashiers who object to handling pork the option of wearing gloves while cashiering, shifting to other positions or transferring to other nearby stores.

“We are confident that this is a reasonable solution for our guests and team members,” Target spokeswoman Paula Thornton-Greear said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press on Saturday.

Greear said it was a localized problem and that it would be handled on a case-by-case basis.

“It is not an issue in most of our stores in the Twin Cities,” she said in separate comments via e-mail.“There is also no indication that this is an issue in the Minnesota market overall or nationwide.”

Islam teaches that pigs are unclean and eating pork is a sin, and some Muslims feel selling or handling pork is also forbidden because it would make them complicit in the sins of others.

Collision of work and faith
As the local Muslim population grows, fueled by immigration from East African countries such as Somalia, efforts by Muslims to live by the rules of their faith often come into conflict with the realities of the American workplace.

Disputes over how employers should accommodate prayer times surface from time to time, and there’s an ongoing dispute involving cab drivers who serve Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport—many of whom are Muslim—who refuse to take passengers who are carrying alcohol.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission is expected to vote in April on a proposal that would hand out 30-day license suspensions to cabbies who refuse service for any reason, with a second refusal leading to a two-year revocation.

Suhara Robla, who works at the SuperTarget in St. Louis Park, told the Star Tribune that more than a dozen Muslim cashiers were asked Thursday to do other jobs.

“They told all of us who don’t touch pork to go to the sales floor,” she told the newspaper.“They really didn’t say why. They just said it was a new policy.”
Porky Pig

Cleveland, OH

#3 Oct 29, 2011
OMG...there is nothing more filthy than a Muslim...and they won't eat a pig because it's a dirty animal????

What a freaking joke!!!!!!,,

“BEE HAPPY!”

Since: Apr 10

BEE INFORMED!

#4 Oct 29, 2011
Were the duties explained before hiring? DUH

To me that's insubordination

If they can't do the job they were hired for then fire them.

And people wonder why prices are up in companies....all their time and efforts and money are going to these groups who can't cut it in America, and it's a problem everywhere they go!
Every business who hires them or schools, colleges, etc, have a problem with them.

We have enough major problems in this country than to kiss the ass of these troublemakers, continually.
When will it end.....
sidekick

Sunbury, OH

#5 Oct 29, 2011
I did'nt know Target sold pork anyway. At least the skinnys are at the right store.. Everyone of them i see as a TARGET.
BIZZYBEE said it right though.
Modern Man

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 29, 2011
What about Jewish employees? Do they have the same problems with handling pork, since their religion also bans anything piggy? Or, if not, why can't the Muslims just get along like them? How many pork products are uncanned or unwrapped anyway? And since anyone Muslims deal with who is not a fellow Muslim is an infidel, why do they care about being complicit with the sins of others?

“BEE HAPPY!”

Since: Apr 10

BEE INFORMED!

#7 Oct 29, 2011
Modern Man wrote:
What about Jewish employees? Do they have the same problems with handling pork, since their religion also bans anything piggy? Or, if not, why can't the Muslims just get along like them? How many pork products are uncanned or unwrapped anyway? And since anyone Muslims deal with who is not a fellow Muslim is an infidel, why do they care about being complicit with the sins of others?
In my opinion, and I have experience working and or being acquainted with, the Jewish people are more of a gentile people and they don't eat pork, but it's not a huge problem...they always turn to the alternatives, so as not to cause trouble.

The Muslims don't turn to alternatives, therefore causing trouble....unbendable in their beliefs and ways of life.
They expect us to change our laws and ways, to accommodate them and that's the difference.
Hence, all the problems cropping up all over this country on a daily basis.
hey now

Powell, OH

#8 Oct 29, 2011
At lest uber-lefty Bill Maher has them figured out
http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/29/maher-gadha...

yep.

as for this story...guess it would take too long to figure out how many Target customers refused to go to the offensive cashiers in the first place

“Public Unions=Public Enemies ”

Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

#10 Oct 29, 2011
Islam is not a religion, it is a political ideology bent on the overthrown of Judeo-Christian Western Civilization and the genocide or forced conversion of all other civilization. Target should have simply fired them all.
Nuke Mecca

Blacklick, OH

#11 Oct 29, 2011
How's that view of the 7th century looking to you? How does "The Islamic States of America" sound to you? Is it a place you'd want your kids and grandkids to be born in and live?
Antagonist

United States

#12 Oct 29, 2011
Modern Man wrote:
What about Jewish employees? Do they have the same problems with handling pork, since their religion also bans anything piggy? Or, if not, why can't the Muslims just get along like them? How many pork products are uncanned or unwrapped anyway? And since anyone Muslims deal with who is not a fellow Muslim is an infidel, why do they care about being complicit with the sins of others?
I have noticed that a Jew will not eat a ham sandwich, but they will certainly sell you one.

The Amish will not spend money on modern conveniences, but they will avail themselves of the use of yours any time they can, but usually will pay you for it, as long as they don't commit themselves to anything other than a short term deal.

Christians will put up with about anything, as long as it does not personally effect them and make them look bad within their their small circle of society, because they feel really guilty about themselves when they "judge" others. The Bible clearly instructs Christians do do certain things that require judgement of others, but that is conveniently ignored because it is uncomfortable for us.

Hypocrisy is rampant in all people.

Beyond that, the muzzies took the job, knowing what they would be required to do. They should do the job, or be fired.
Spooktackular

United States

#13 Oct 29, 2011
Antagonist wrote:
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I have noticed that a Jew will not eat a ham sandwich, but they will certainly sell you one.
The Amish will not spend money on modern conveniences, but they will avail themselves of the use of yours any time they can, but usually will pay you for it, as long as they don't commit themselves to anything other than a short term deal.
Christians will put up with about anything, as long as it does not personally effect them and make them look bad within their their small circle of society, because they feel really guilty about themselves when they "judge" others. The Bible clearly instructs Christians do do certain things that require judgement of others, but that is conveniently ignored because it is uncomfortable for us.
Hypocrisy is rampant in all people.
Beyond that, the muzzies took the job, knowing what they would be required to do. They should do the job, or be fired.
I have no problem judging people and or their activities. Nor do I have a problem killing those who need killing.

The Amish vary some due to how the leader of that area allows things or not. I have a couple of amish families that mill wood for me and they have no problem with gasoline engines to run saws. I ordered a wood lathe for them without a motor and made them some brackets so they could run it off a kubota diesel engine.

“Public Unions=Public Enemies ”

Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

#14 Oct 29, 2011
Spooktackular wrote:
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I have no problem judging people and or their activities. Nor do I have a problem killing those who need killing.
The Amish vary some due to how the leader of that area allows things or not. I have a couple of amish families that mill wood for me and they have no problem with gasoline engines to run saws. I ordered a wood lathe for them without a motor and made them some brackets so they could run it off a kubota diesel engine.
Amish have a problem: Too much inbreeding. It is hard to win converts...perhaps some of the Occupiers should join, is very similar to what they think an ideal society should be like.
Spooktackular

United States

#15 Oct 29, 2011
We the People 1787 wrote:
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Amish have a problem: Too much inbreeding. It is hard to win converts...perhaps some of the Occupiers should join, is very similar to what they think an ideal society should be like.
Well The ones I know work hard, are clean, don't bitch, and are very decent folks. Unlike Democrats, socialists, commies, or public employee union members.

“Public Unions=Public Enemies ”

Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

#16 Oct 29, 2011
Spooktackular wrote:
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Well The ones I know work hard, are clean, don't bitch, and are very decent folks. Unlike Democrats, socialists, commies, or public employee union members.
Could have been Mennonites...
Spooktackular

United States

#17 Oct 29, 2011
We the People 1787 wrote:
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Could have been Mennonites...
I know the difference.
Westside Joe Williams

Canal Winchester, OH

#18 Oct 30, 2011
Target should have fired those Muslims just like Hertz did. The next car I rent will be from Hertz. Say yes to Hertz. Say no to Moo Slums!
tashecan

Zanesville, OH

#19 Oct 31, 2011
I think Target did the right thing.As a christian I would appreiate haveing sundays off so I could observe the sabbath.Now if those affected start complaing then they should rember that a business fails without enough custemers.
Liberals wear burkas

Canal Winchester, OH

#20 Oct 31, 2011
tashecan wrote:
I think Target did the right thing.As a christian I would appreiate haveing sundays off so I could observe the sabbath.Now if those affected start complaing then they should rember that a business fails without enough custemers.
Christians don't matter to our liberal media (or resident Moo Slum apologists like Reader / ROFLMAO) as seen in the complete silence on the slaughter of Coptic Christians by Moo Slums in Egypt.

http://www.hudson-ny.org/2544/egypt-massacre-...

“Public Unions=Public Enemies ”

Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

#21 Oct 31, 2011
Liberals wear burkas wrote:
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Christians don't matter to our liberal media (or resident Moo Slum apologists like Reader / ROFLMAO) as seen in the complete silence on the slaughter of Coptic Christians by Moo Slums in Egypt.
http://www.hudson-ny.org/2544/egypt-massacre-...
According to the left the following groups cannot be minorities and or victims of "hate crime"

-Christians
-Jews (real ones not the fakes you might think of)
-Whites
-Asians
-Non-ghetto other minorities (people who you know, WORK and vote R)
-Heterosexuals

It is how the left rolls, we don't need to try to change them as they are only 20% of the population (conservatives are 40%), we just need to kick them out of the media, Hollywood, lawyers and academia. Without those four the left is done in this country as it loses the ability to play the race card to a wide audience which means the loss of its socially conservative minority base that votes D because it thinks Rs are "Raysist".
Antagonist

Newark, OH

#22 Nov 1, 2011
Spooktackular wrote:
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I have no problem judging people and or their activities. Nor do I have a problem killing those who need killing.
The Amish vary some due to how the leader of that area allows things or not. I have a couple of amish families that mill wood for me and they have no problem with gasoline engines to run saws. I ordered a wood lathe for them without a motor and made them some brackets so they could run it off a kubota diesel engine.
I know a family of amish that makes there living making furniture. They remove electric motors from all their wood working maachine, replace them with air motors and run a deisel air compressor to power everything.

That's a lot of trouble to avoid using electricity.

Amish have no problem with any kind of engine run machinery. They don't want to hook up too the grid because of the verse that instructs "be ye not unevenly yolked with non belivers". they interpet that to apply to becoming dependant on electricty supplied by the "English".

I could never understand why they didn't just run the electric motors using a diesel generator.

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