SPRINGFIELD, Va. English First today denounced as “multiculturalism run amok” a decision by a Tennessee Tyson Foods’ poultry plant to eliminate Labor Day as a paid holiday for employees and replace it with a paid observance of a Muslim holy day.
The Tyson plant which will no longer observe Labor Day is located in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Only about 700 of its 1200 employees are Muslim, reports the Shelbyville Times-Gazette.
“Already we have been told by Barack Obama that it is the duty of our children to learn Spanish,” said Jim Boulet, Jr., Executive Director of English First. “Now, an American holiday has been replaced by a Muslim religious festival.”
“A new immigrant to America, legal or illegal, enjoys more rights than taxpaying American citizens,” Boulet said. “The notion that immigrants should adapt to America is being destroyed one bilingual education class, one ‘press one for English,’ and one ACLU-approved Muslim foot-washing bath at a time.”