Meat Plant Fires Nearly 200 Muslim Workers Over ‘Prayer Dispute’ … Guess Who’s Getting Involved

Published on January 1, 2016

Now that this Muslim organization has stepped in, you can expect this private company to be bullied into hiring back these employees.

A Kansas-based meat distribution company has reportedly fired around 190 workers from one of its packaging and distribution plants, weeks after more than 200 workers walked off of the job over a prayer dispute, the Denver Post reported.

Cargill Meat Solutions made the decision to fire employees — individuals who are mostly Muslim immigrants from Somalia — after the workers refused to show up to work at a Fort Morgan, Colorado, plant last month, with the workers claiming that they were denied breaks to pray.

They felt as though a long-held prayer policy had changed, so they decided not to show up to work for three days following a Dec. 18 dispute, which led to their firing,according to KSAX-TV.

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights group, has stepped in to try and help the workers get their jobs back, pledging to seek other legal options if such a remedy cannot be attained.

“Some employees missed their prayer that day,” Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR’s Minnesota office, told KSAX-TV. “They wanted to talk to management and they were told to go home if they wanted to pray.”

Read more: The Blaze

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