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I'm saying that your language regarding this problem was inflammatory and demagogic.
but those who want Burqas should be allowed to wear them
Haggis@wk wrote:Should a 16 yo Muslim daughter be forced to wear one in school by her parents if she doesn't want to?
Beryl Dsouza was late and in no mood for delays when she stopped at a Target store after work two weeks ago for milk, bread and bacon.
So Dsouza was taken aback when the cashier -- who had on the traditional headscarf, or hijab, worn by many Muslim women -- refused to swipe the bacon through the checkout scanner.
"She made me scan the bacon. Then she opened the bag and made me put it in the bag," said Dsouza, 53, of Minneapolis. "It made me wonder why this person took a job as a cashier."
In the latest example of religious beliefs creating tension in the workplace, some Muslims in the Twin Cities are adhering to a strict interpretation of the Qur'an that prohibits the handling of pork products.
Instead of swiping the items themselves, they are asking non-Muslim employees or shoppers to do it for them.
Dr. Shah Khan, a spokesman for the Islamic Center of Minnesota...
...urged people to remember the extraordinary adjustments many Somalis have made in coming to the Twin Cities. "Many of these people are refugees. They may have been tortured. And they came here having never held a book in English," he said. "They're already adapting to our society. We need to adapt to them, too."
you call for firing people with a casualness that probably indicates you don't understand the financial situation of people who have to work a cash register for a living. the phrase "for a living" is very literal in these cases.
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