A civil liberties group representing Muslim employees of a Wisconsin manufacturer has filed a religious discrimination complaint against the company for not allowing extra break time for prayer.
Ariens Co. fired seven Muslim employees earlier this year for taking unscheduled prayer time. Another 14 employees resigned over the break policy.
The lawnmower and snow blower manufacturer, based in Brillion, moved to enforce an existing rule of two 10-minute breaks per work shift in January. The company initially allowed the Muslim employees to leave their work stations a third time to accommodate prayers but concluded that disrupted production.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, filed a federal discrimination complaint on Tuesday. Ariens spokeswoman Ann Stilp says the company has 27 Muslim employees who are accommodated with prayer rooms.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
The ragheads know what the rules are when they are hired. If they can’t conform to them , then they should go back to where they came from !!!!! The sooner the better.
Jim Evans says
Very well said Charles and i agree 100 %
Donna Slivka says
I agree 1000 % – the dirty scum bag POS……….
Don Holland says
Now Donna, remember you’re a lady.
I agree. Why should they get special exceptions to work rules? Christians and Jews don’t. I worked for a major manufacturing company and Good Friday was not one of the holidays listed in the labor contract. Employees who wanted to take Good Friday off work for religious services, were permitted to take a “vacation day” or were given an “unexcused absence” for the day, which went on their record.
These people want to come here and change our country – not assimilate into our culture. Go back home if you can’t follow the laws and rules. Look what they are doing to Europe. It’s a mess over there. Their long-term goal is to take over the whole world. God help us!
William Fisher says
You are o so right Where do they come from that they can have more that the other employees. Should any one of my employ want more that the others, I just tell them to find another company that is willing to bow to their wishes and goodby. Muzzies go home…
This is the result of the SC ruling thst A-F could not fire a female for wearing a burrka at work that offended some customers. It was supposedly her religious right to wear one. Maybe in islam where islamis the state religion that is supported and protected by the govt. Here stores are not churches/mosques, places of worship and places of worship are not places of commerce. Our govt, including the SC and other two branches operate in a chaotic fashion Aka banane republic form of govt which is one like socialism, where there is no foundation document to channel the activities of people, pols, along a path with defined boundaries/speed limits. We of course have such a document in Americas, the Constitution, but to quote Pelosi. Someday elected officials and judges will have to read it so they will know what is in it! I heard a guy on a TV channel say this. “We never hear what is in the Constitution. Only what the lawyers say is in it”. That pretty well sums up the source of the CHAOS they are trying to pass off to the public as government. It no longer is working. As Confucius said, supposedly. You can fools some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time. This applies to all three branches. Isn’t that why we elect someone? To read the Constitution, to understand it and to govern in accordance with it. The time has come to get the rascals out, starting with the biggest rascal of all.. Who should resign rather then get charged with obstructing justice or get court martialed by the military? And forfeit his benefits while being prez. Sounds like a win-win plea bargain for everybody. .
Assimilate or evacuate.
Jim Evans says
Why should Muslims get extra treatment based on their religion as it would be unfair to the other company employees. Maybe they should get their own company as thenm they can do what they want. I am sick and tired about Muslims getting what they want.
‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – we have laws & rules – we are USA – u sign on – u follow our rules & laws. Stop trying to change our country to
Your primitive world that u chose to escape!!!
Nellie McConnell says
CO, Swift packing plant had problems with women not wanting to wear uniforms for safety. Fired the Muslim women. Swift was sued! sold company to Brazilian company. Lots if problems with the prayer issues with Muslims.
If a Christian person wanted prayer time at work or school, the government would probably arrest them.. TYSON HAD PROBLEMS IN TENNESSEE, MOVED PLANT TO RUSSIA. UNIONS BACKING MUSLIMS.
Need to tell our Senators! No prayer time in schools for Christians! NO PRAYER TIME IN SCHOOLS AND WORK PLACE FOR ANY RELIGIONS. PRAYER FOR ALL RELIGIONS.
nellie, be careful what you are asking for. You say “private companies” should not be allowed to give prayer time for religion. Do you really want more laws telling our private companies what they can and can not do? If a private company wants to give three hours a day for anyone or everyone for prayer, that should be their choice. The gov should only control when one religion or group of people get benefits that others do not.
Yeah this is pretty ridiculous. If they win this suit, I’m changing over to a religion that says a person has to sleep the Holy Sleep Prayer at least 8 hours during daylight hours…. Then there’s the state of Sacred Drunkeness that has to be performed daily…
James Cornell says
They agreed to the company work policy when hired. There are no grounds to demand special treatment. This is a place of employment not a mosque for prayer in some middle eastern desert sand lot.
Asimilate or get out and go elsewhere.
Ray Janusz says
i’ve had it with these cry baby muslims. if they want to work here then abide by the rules and regulations ALL americans have to live by. fire them all and send them back to where they came from.
It’s us We The People/Christians have not stood up for the Bible and Constitution in our country and God/Jesus Christ/Holy Spirit has turned us over to our reprobate minds. Now We The People/Christians better take this last time God has given us and pray and turn from our wicked ways or our great nation will be destroyed. God Bless AMERICA
Peggy: THANK YOU for your inspirational thoughts.
blackajck mcd says
Can’t wait until TRUMP is elected to office, DON’T VOTE FOR THE OTHER LIAR, my point is this will never end in this country letting religion control our rights , also UNIONS are snakes
nothing but crooks
If your family had worked the coal mines, you’d know what unions are worth…. but they do get out of hand, expecially in libturd areas…. I’ll bet these turds come from Milwaukee or Michigan…
I understand where you’re coming from, but I work in a union shop. The coal mines was a good example of the good that a union can do, but where I work it has become an absolute joke. Here it’s the tail wagging the dog. At about 40$/hr. you have people sitting around, drinking coffee, taking 6 or 7 coffee breaks, surfing the internet, etc. If you dare ask them to do something crazy, like their jobs, you get a steward to talk to. When I started here, if you filed a frivolous grievance, the steward would rip it up and tell you to go back to work. Now, not matter how petty or picayune the complaint, the steward has to act on it. Completely inept workers get promoted simply by being here longer than far superior workers, same with layoffs. You end up with an old, unmotivated work force. I’m sure if there were no unions, companies would take advantage of their workers, but there must be a middle ground somewhere.
Susan Epp says
My dad was Seventh Day Adventist. This would have been around 1959. At each job interview he would make it clear that he won’t work Friday sunset through Saturday sunset. He always got decent jobs. Mostly because others generally wanted Sunday off so the schedule was a win /win. My point being, where there’s a will there’s a way. The businesses should be allowed to make their own rules.
Lyle Witherell says
Where is the Freedom From Religion group???????? If this was a Christian group, they would be laughed out of court. But it is a Federal Law that we must kiss muslim’s ass. Screw ’em and feed ’em PORK!
My thoughts also
They should be suing OSHA that is where the break status is decieded. The company is only complying with the law.
Ollie Octopus says
This is England where they allowed enough Muzzies to come into the country to elect a Muzzie mayor of London. It’s coming here, believe me. An easy way to stop these frivolous suits (I am a retired attorney) is for the judges to award attorney fees to the defendant.
Arthur Hartsock says
This reminds me of a recent situation involving Somalian Muslims working in Minneapolis Target stores. A few Muslims objected to handling pork products that were sealed in plastic. Target then moved these workers to jobs where they wouldn’t handle food. But it wasn’t long before these workers weren’t working at Target anymore. So listening to some fat flabby Iman lost these workers a decent Target job. The same will happen to these Muslims in Wisconsin. And soon this company, and other companies all over the US will be reluctant to hire these people for fear of stupid lawsuits. Enjoy the unemployment line, you dummies!!
Calvin Mishalatube says
Two lessons to be learned. First, do not hire muslimes. Second lesson. Do not hire muslimes.
This is just another bunch of muslimes trying to impose their weird so called religion on others. Other companies have had the same problem. Either they follow the rules of the company, and this country, or leave.
earl mernuk says
pray some AMERICAN DOESN’T kick your sock tucking rag headed azz
now if u were smart u would understand why we the American people dis-like your ilk.The real muslims hate u too.so wallow in ur nasty pile of $hit under ur head cover
Every person entering the U.S.A. should make this declaration. BAR NONE!
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”
‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Muslims are here for ONE reason and ONE reason alone. If allowed, as they are being allowed, it won’t be long before we must become one of them.
Wake up America. Find your balls, acquire arms, ammo and learn how to use them. You should have enough for every reliable member of your family plus at least one neighbor who was too stupid to see what is coming.
What you said is right on as soon as they get enough of them in the USA they will be taking over the country and our scum bag congress don’t have the balls to stop them from crossing our borders
The next time you are at LAX, Los Angeles International Airport, ask them about the huge Mosque they are building for the Muslims.
Unf_____g believable. I’ve lived here for 78 years and it’s like a living nightmare to see what’s happening to my beloved country.
U.S. Marine Corps. Vet
God bless Mr. Trump and keep him safe.
Reading the comments on this story reminds me of years past here in the UK, comments like “why should muslims get extra breaks” we in the UK went through all this and I’ll tell you something your politicians will be just as spineless as the European politicians and give them everything they want, why ? who knows ? because they believe in some Garbage about a magic man who flies around the moon on a winged horse and that’s their culture and has to be respected, unlike our own, which is fair game to be denigrated at every turn.
Are these muslims such good workers
That they are provided with prayer rooms.
I’m glad the company stuck up for their
Rules. I’m sick of minorities like
Transgenders muslims and. Black people
Fighting the rules. The majority should
Always win. If you sign a paper saying you
Know the rules….follow them.
Congress should simply write a law which states something similar to this:
“Whereas America opened her arms and welcomed refugees from war-torn lands, and
Whereas all such immigrants agreed to abide by US Law as a condition of their stay, and
Whereas the practice, teaching, or imposition of Shar’ia law is contrary to US law,
THEREFORE, all who practice, teach, impose or attempt to implement Shar’ia Law are to be immediately arrested and deported to the nearest country which DOES practice Shar’ia law, and all property owned by violators of this law will be sold to provide the transportation to said country; if not enough property exists to provide for the transportation, all violators will be, upon conviction, imprisoned at hard labor until they EARN enough to pay for their deportation.”
What do you think?
Omg. I love all the spot on comments. They make perfect sense. But I ask- then why are we in the minority? Because the welfare dogs will never bite the hand that feeds them. And open boarders provide more dependents who love the freebies.