Who left the fliers?
The controversy over whether the Swift plant in Greeley, Colorado has to accommodate Muslim workers at the expense of non-Muslim workers continues to heat up. I doubt that Muslim workers left the fliers -- I doubt they would be that forthright and ham-handed, particularly when the slick mau-mau artists from CAIR have been called in. Probably a non-Muslim worker found the image above on the Internet (it is from a demonstration of jihadists in Britain a few years ago) and distributed it as a warning.
But the warning is, in a certain sense, misplaced. The non-Muslims among both workers and management at Swift aren't risking being beheaded. The Muslims will not compromise one bit, and will press their case under the "reasonable accommodation" provision, and will probably win, but their victory in part depends on their not speaking about such distasteful elements of Islam as the death sentence mandated for those who insult the religion. Of course, the judge -- if this case goes to a judge -- will know nothing about all that, and will assume (and CAIR will be right there working to ensure that he assumes) that the Muslims at the Swift plant don't believe in any of that business. Oh no, they reject terrorism, they reject the oppression of women, they reject it all, they're just good hard-working pious people who are asking to be allowed to pray.
And the judge, of course, will also know nothing about CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and about the Brotherhood's "grand jihad" of subversion within the United States -- its long-term effort to force Americans to accommodate Islamic law, and to accept in principle that whenever American law or custom and Islamic law conflict, the Americans must give way.
Meanwhile, standing by will be legions of Americans saying "What's the big deal? So they want to have a break a little early so they can pray! Let them have it! It doesn't mean America is becoming an Islamic state!" And of course it doesn't. But it does mean that step by step, day by day, little by little, Americans are being asked to make special accommodations for Islam and Muslims, to accept the idea that Muslims are not to conform to American practices, but American practices must give way for them. Little by little, in such small steps that no one notices or cares, a protected class is being formed, and Sharia established as non-negotiable. Where non-Muslims are inconvenienced, as are the non-Muslim Swift employees at Swift, by these concessions to Islamic practice, so be it. Tough. Live with it. Let it be. Muslims are above non-Muslims.
Welcome to the future. It is coming to Swift very soon, courtesy Ibrahim Hooper and his gang.
Swift Plant Stealth Jihad Update: "Fired workers 'low profile,' plan to meet attorney; non-Muslim workers allege threatening fliers left at plant," by Chris Casey for the Greeley Tribune, September 12 (thanks to all who sent this in):
About 100 Muslim workers fired Wednesday by JBS Swift & Co. in Greeley stayed "low-profile" Thursday in recognition of the victims of the 9-11 massacre seven years ago, according to one of the workers' leaders.
The day was not without controversy, however, as some non-Muslim Swift workers alleged threatening fliers were left in the company's cafeteria Wednesday night.
Kaise Egal, a leader of the local Muslim workers, said the fired workers were staying low-key "in respect to the 9-11 victims."
"We told the people to be low-profile and not to demonstrate," Egal said in a phone interview.
The weeklong dispute between the Muslim workers at JBS Swift flared Wednesday with about 100 workers receiving termination notices when they reported to the plant in mid-afternoon for the late shift. The dispute took another nasty turn on Thursday as someone left threatening pictures on the tables in the Swift cafeteria. The pictures appeared to be from a protest and feature people holding signs that say things like "Behead those who insult Islam."
La Salle resident George Pruner, 23, has worked at Swift for 11 months. He said a coworker gave him the fliers. According to Pruner, a second-shift worker, there were about five fliers on each of the 50 tables in the cafeteria breakroom. Pruner He didn't personally find the fliers, a co-worker gave them to him, he said.
"This is the stuff that really bugs me," he told the Tribune. He said he plans to quit his job because of the situation at Swift.
Graen Isse, a spokesman for the Muslim workers, said he did not think the Muslim workers were behind the fliers. The fliers come a day after about 100 Muslim workers were fired. Isse the workers who lost their jobs could not have been behind the fliers.
"The people that got fired, they can not get in the building," he said.
There are still some Muslim workers at the swift plant who were not fired.
JBS Swift management said the firings were due to the employees violating the union contract by walking off the job without authorization Friday evening.
The Muslim workers claim they were trying to break for prayers at about 7:30 p.m. in accordance with an agreement made with the company.
JBS Swift officials, meanwhile, said the agreement was a compromise made between Muslim and non-Muslim workers to change the mid-shift break to 8 p.m. from about 9:15 p.m.
They said they warned the workers who walked out Friday night they would be terminated if they didn't return to work Tuesday. About 120 Muslim workers returned Tuesday, but another 100 or so didn't. Those were the ones who were fired Wednesday afternoon.
Ibrahim Hooper is a spokesman for the D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations. His organization handles hundreds of similar cases a year. He told the Associated Press he's never seen a conflict escalate to the point it has at the JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Greeley, where several dozen workers were fired Wednesday.
"Usually in these cases we're able to come to an amicable solution," said Ibrahim Hooper, a CAIR spokesman.
Hooper said CAIR attorneys in Chicago are now involved as mediators, and may pursue legal action if religious accommodations are denied. But they're hoping it doesn't get to that point.
"Really, you don't need attorneys in these cases," Hooper said. "You just need a spirit of good will and cooperation."...
And a quaking fear and willingness to cave on the part of the company owners, because Hooper and Co., of course, won't give an inch. They can't. It is a matter of, as they see it, divine law.