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Old 09-19-2008, 06:51 AM   #1
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:52 AM   #2
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Wonder what a Muslim motorcycle would look like? A rug instead of a seat? Footpegs with sharp spines on 'em for self mutilation when Ramadan comes around? A "self-destruct" button wired to 40 lbs of C4 for the more radical rider? And let's not forget the mandatory towell rack...
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Wonder what a Muslim motorcycle would look like? A rug instead of a seat? Footpegs with sharp spines on 'em for self mutilation when Ramadan comes around? A "self-destruct" button wired to 40 lbs of C4 for the more radical rider? And let's not forget the mandatory towell rack...
It's really more like a tablecloth than a towel.
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Ever heard of the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act"? It's a federal law that requires governments and employers to make reasonable accommodations to religious beliefs. What you see in this article is quite predictable.
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Forcing a whole shift to do what a few require isn't reasonable, although it was predictable.
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Ever heard of the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act"? It's a federal law that requires governments and employers to make reasonable accommodations to religious beliefs. What you see in this article is quite predictable.

Ever hear of negotiated benifits? does everyone take a break so these paople can go bang their heads or are they supposed to remain on the job. Do they deduct their unauthorized breaks from their time sheets? How about work place safety and appropriate dress and req'd PPE around machinery? As you know there's a fairly large Somali community in the Seattle area, as far as I can see they all still wear their traditional clothes. Who's going to be responsible for the inevitable injuries when these flowing robes get caught up in the machinery?

This whole issue is ridicules, the strength in America is as a melting pot. Historically people have come here and assimilated into society, those that do prosper, those that don't become burdens on their families and society in general but the standard remains one set of rules and laws for everyone. Now were supposed to bend over backwards for this group whose adherents are and have been responsible for 99% of the terrorist attacks against the very same free societies that allow them a chance to progress out of the middle ages and live in the modern world?

Un-f*cking-believable....
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RFRA simply requires reasonable accommodation for religious beliefs. "Reasonable" means that the religious beliefs can't override job requirements, such as those for protective clothing (or clothing that is safe around machinery.) I don't know how it fits in with union requirements; I never had to deal with that sort of issue.

Just because America is a "melting pot" doesn't mean that all immigrants have to become like you. Quite the contrary, this country has been changing to accommodate immigrants since it was founded.
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. Now were supposed to bend over backwards for this group whose adherents are and have been responsible for 99% of the terrorist attacks against the very same free societies that allow them a chance to progress out of the middle ages and live in the modern world?

Un-f*cking-believable....
Do you honestly think that the vast majority of Muslims are terrorists? I can assure you, Jawad S---, sitting in the cube next to me, is a football fan and loves his country. He happens to pray a couple of times a day at work. BFD. It's like saying all Americans are the KKK, the extremists are a tiny fraction of the Muslim world. If you look at the three most dispicable terrorist attacks in the US, one-third of them were perpetrated by Whitey.

What's worse, if you stereotype a group like Muslims and make them the boogeyman, you take your eye off the real enemy (like Iraq versus Afghanistan).

"There is no bigger worry for the US counter-terrorism community than young Caucasian men who have turned to al-Qaeda,” Roger Cressey, a former National Security Council official in the Clinton and Bush administrations, told the US news network MSNBC."
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