The ongoing stealth jihad battle at the J. B. Swift meat packing plant in Greeley, Colorado has inspired an admittedly “wishy-washy” editorial in the Greeley Tribune. The editorial writer wants both sides to compromise, which seems reasonable enough until one realizes that the fanatical intransigence of Islamic supremacism admits of no compromise.
“Now is the time for JBS, Muslim workers to reach agreement about Ramadan,” an unsigned editorial in the Greeley Tribune, July 8 (thanks to Twostellas):
Last year’s conflict between Muslim workers and officials at the JBS USA meatpacking plant inspires wishy-washy thoughts.
We understand, and appreciate, both sides.
We understand why Muslim workers would want to find time to pray at sunset during the holiest month of the year. And we also understand why JBS USA had a problem with pulling a good chunk of its work force in a business that loses profits from unproductive minutes.
That worries us, of course, because Ramadan is approaching once again. This year, the holy month starts on Aug. 21, and though that seems like a long way away, summer, with its generous helping of daylight, has a way of making you believe time stretches further than it actually does.
When there’s no clear-cut answer to this problem, it makes it difficult in our eyes to find something that will work for both JBS and the Muslim workers.
But that’s exactly what we’re calling for. We believe there’s enough time for a compromise, but both parties need to start working toward one today….
No one wants to compromise their religion. What is religion, after all, if you’re allowed to do what you want, when you want? And asking a business to lose money, or at least adjust its profits, in a competitive market, in this economy, seems like a lot. Meatpacking plants are ruled by an inflexible clock.
But we’re asking both parties to try. No one wants another ugly fight that draws the attention of the national media, a media that never bothers to scratch beneath the surface of our town and prefers to lump people into categories. This usually means JBS looks insensitive and the Muslims look whiny. We know deep down that neither is true.
Don’t hold your breath. The editorial says it will be hard in this economy for the Muslim meat packers to find other jobs, but if this issue really means so much to them, they ought to be willing to make some sacrifices. In reality, this is an attempt to compel an American company to institute a privileged status for Muslims and Islamic law. Many more such challenges are coming — just watch.