The company is Arlens Manufacturing of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Kudos to them for standing up against the Islamization of the USA.
Before last Thursday, Somali Muslims employed by Ariens were allowed to leave the production line twice a shift to pray two of the five prayers their faith requires of them daily. They prayed five minutes at a time, designating their specific duties to colleagues.
A spokesperson for the Brillion-based equipment manufacturer said in a statement, in part:
We are asking employees to pray during scheduled breaks in designated prayer rooms. Our manufacturing environment does not allow for unscheduled breaks in production.”
Those affected said praying only during a meal break goes against Muslim practice.
“If someone tells you, ‘You pray on your break,’ and the break time is not the prayer time? It will be impossible to pray,” said Green Bay Masjid Imam Hasan Abdi.
Former Ariens equipment painter Ibrahim Mehemmed held out his unemployment packet and told us, “We pray by the time. So they say, ‘If you don’t pray at the break time,’ they give us this [unemployment] paper to just leave.”
“We are open to any of the employees returning to work under the new policy or will look for openings in shifts that do not coincide with prayer time,” read a statement from Ariens. “We respect their faith, and we respect their decision regardless of their choice to return to work or not.”
An Ariens spokesperson says the policy change impacts 53 workers, ten of which have indicated they wish to stay in their current positions under the new policy.
News flash to the guy with the tablecloth on his head: employers exist to produce a product or service, not to give their employees benefits, including prayer breaks which disrupt the workflow of the business. Not that the Hamas-related front group the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) will sit it that way I’m sure.
It’s called “assimilation,” Folks. When Nikki Haley made her ridiculous statement during her response to Obama’s State of the Union last week, she said ” No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.” Right, except as this story illustrates the people that Obama and his merry band of Marxists want to import into this country, to change the demographics by changing who lives here, have no love for our traditions.
Kudos to Arlens Manufacturing for standing up for American traditions.