Tyson Foods gave Labor Day back to the Laborers today and Islam's jihad on the traditional American lifestyle took a significant hit.
Ibrahim Hooper, Council on American Islamic Relation's (CAIR) National Communications Director, says Tyson Food's reinstatement of Labor Day as a paid holiday at their Shelbyville, TN plant, is
...the result of the backlash from anti-Muslim hate (Web) sites and Islamophobes on the Internet..."This unsourced quote from the same Seattle Times article shows how deeply the Islamification of American life has embedded itself in our daily lives:
Requests for workplace accommodations of Muslim religious obligations have become common around the country, say Muslim advocates.This is a broad failure for CAIR. It will not be easy to hi-jack another American tradition.
Shelbyville, Tennessee's mayor, along with some elected state officials, made this statement in a letter:
For over a hundred years, Labor Day has stood as a symbol to honor the working men and women of this country. But for the past few years traditions like Labor Day have been under attack. This time it's gone too far and we, as patriotic Americans, must draw our line in the sand," the letter said states.As far as "anti-Muslim hate web sites" being credited for this failure, I'm pleased to take my portion of the credit, and CAIR can call us what they will, but for me, I am against the Islamification of all things in America: no prayer rugs, no special prayer rooms, no foot baths, no Islamic prayers in schools, no directions to Mecca. A Muslim's right to pray on company time or in a public facility is no more important than my right. I have no right to visible prayer in any of those arenas.
Remember US Airways and the "flying imams?" The six clerics alarmed airport workers, US Airways passengers and crew with their "suspicious" behavior, and were removed from the flight before take-off.
One of the clerics was Omar Shahin. From The Wall Street Opinion Journal:
From 2000 to 2003, he headed the Islamic Center of Tucson, which terrorism expert Rita Katz described in the Washington Post as holding "basically the first cell of al Qaeda in the United States.What was the suspicious behavior:
Some prayed loudly in the gate area, spoke angrily about the U.S. and Saddam, switched seats and unnecessarily requested seat belt extenders with heavy buckles that could be used as weapons, according to witnesses.America's first Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison (D-MN), who took his oath to office on the Koran, said the imam's situation reflects a misunderstanding of Muslim prayer and will be sorted out in court. The airport is in Ellison's district:
While some constituents have understood the fears of the passenger who reported the clerics' prayers as suspicious activity, many more have expressed shock and surprise at what they perceive as discrimination," Ellison wrote.Well, maybe but Katherine Kersten, writing for the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported:
So far, Minnesotans have said a resolute "no" to Muslim activists' agenda; in an informal Star Tribune poll, 92% of respondents blamed the imams' own behavior for their airport detention.The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) spokesman, Patrick Hogan told Ms. Kersten:
...there is a sense that we've seen just the opening skirmishes. As MAC spokesman Patrick Hogan put it, "I think people are afraid there will be a chapter two."Exactly, and chapter two, three, four and on and on are happening all over America. Tyson Foods' disregard for America's beloved holidays is but one more example of bowing to the Islamification of all things, but America won this one too.
Increasingly, Americans are drawing a line in the sand. We will win this battle when we draw the line at our borders.
The flying imams filed a lawsuit against US Airways with CAIR as their Council.
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