When non-Muslims travel in Muslim countries, they have to adapt to Islamic mores. When Muslims immigrate to non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims have to adapt to Islamic mores. Got it?
Here again, people will say, What's the big deal if they wear skirts? Are you seriously saying that Somali Muslim janitorial staff wearing skirts in Phoenix is some threat to Western civilization? No, of course I'm not.
What I am saying is this: The Muslim Brotherhood's strategy in the United States is, in their own words, “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
That's from "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America," a 1991 presentation by Muslim Brotherhood operative Mohamed Akram.
In that memorandum, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) is listed as an allied group. From the IAP came CAIR, which is behind this decision in Phoenix.
When a group has a declared supremacist agenda, aiming step-by-step and piece-by-piece to subvert American culture and impose Islamic norms upon the society, would it really be wise not to see initiatives like this one as part of that effort? After all, it reinforces a precedent that has already been set in other contexts: when Islamic practices are at variance with American ones, it is the American ones that must give way. What will be the outcome of following that precedent over a period of years?
Who wears the pants at Sky Harbor airport?
Not 30 Somali women who fought for the right to wear skirts on the job, and won.
The Muslim women balked at a planned policy change by their employer, GCA Services, (that's GCA's logo pictured above), that would have forced them to wear pants and a tucked-in shirt as they did their janitorial duties.
They'd been previously allowed to wear skirts; pants are too immodest for them.
After discussions between GCA managers, aiport officials, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Somali Association of Arizona, it was agreed the 30 women could wear black skirts and aprons in addition to a white shirt. Their right to wear the Muslim headscarves known as hijabs was never in question, says Hakim Osman of the Somali Association of Arizona.
Osman says that after hearing of the women immigrants' concern when GCA announced plans for a new uniform late last year, he wrote the company a letter asking for "reasonable accomodations."
The change was supposed to take effect on August 21, but never did, Osman says. Which is good, because the Somalis would have refused to wear pants on religious grounds, he says....