In 2009, workplace discrimination against Muslims rose 20 percent to a record 803 claims, according to federal data cited in the New York Times.
We sat down with the author of the article, Times labor and workplace reporter Steven Greenhouse, along with Arsalan Iftikhar, an Muslim- American international human rights lawyer and founder of themuslimguy.com, to discuss why these numbers have increased and what could be the cause.
ACTUALLY, THIS IS JUST MUSLIMS TEAMING UP WITH THE ACLU AND THEIR ILK TO FORCE SHARIA DOWN OUR THROATS.
The number of complaints filed since then will not be announced until January, but Islamic groups say they have received a surge in complaints recently, suggesting that 2010’s figure will set another record.
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found enough merit in some of the complaints that it has filed several prominent lawsuits on behalf of Muslim workers.
Last month, the commission sued JBS Swift, a meatpacking company, on behalf of 160 Somali immigrants, saying supervisors and workers had cursed them for being Muslim; thrown blood, meat and bones at them; and interrupted their prayer breaks.
On Sept. 1, the commission filed a case against Abercrombie & Fitch, the fashionable clothing retailer, accusing it of discrimination for refusing to hire an 18-year-old Muslim because she was wearing a head scarf.
And in June, the agency sued a Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Phoenix, asserting that its management had illegally permitted a hostile work environment in which workers called an Iraqi immigrant a “camel jockey,” mocked him with Arab ululations and taunted him over news items about captured terrorists. (The hotel’s manager said many of the claims were untrue.)
“There’s a level of hatred and animosity that is shocking,” said Mary Jo O’Neill, regional attorney of the E.E.O.C.’s Phoenix office. “I’ve been doing this for 31 years, and I’ve never seen such antipathy toward Muslim workers.”
THEY ARE MANUFACTURING AND REPORTING MORE CASES TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE.
THIS IS A PREMEDITATED ASSAULT ON OUR JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CULTURE.
HATE CRIMES AGAINST MUSLIMS ARE IN FACT QUITE RARE - ACCORDING TO THE FBI, AND AS REPORTED HERE LAST MONTH.
JEWS ARE TARGETED MUCH MORE FREQUENTLY: 66% OF ALL RELIGIOUS HATE CRIMES IN THE USA ARE AGAINST JEWS.
WE MUSTN'T LET THE LIB LAWYERS AND THE MUSLIMS USE OUR LAWS TO INFLICT US WITH SHARIA.
THEY MUST ASSIMILATE TO US, NOT US TO THEM.
(THIS IS HOW THE LEGAL SCHTICK WORKS IN THE UK: CHARGING 5 YEAR OLDS WITH HATE SPEECH)