Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Okay, this one got my attention

Send them packing.

From Greeley, Colorado.

Muslims refuse to work after squabble about Ramadan fasts.

More than 150 Muslim workers didn't report to their meatpacking plant jobs Monday in the wake of what they called JBS Swift & Co.'s sudden reversal of religious accommodations for Ramadan.

The workers said they were told by Swift management on Friday to not report to work Monday until the matter of changing break times to accommodate their Ramadan fasts was settled.

The workers, mostly Somalis but many also from several other East African nations, initially planned a two-mile march from downtown Greeley's Lincoln Park to the plant, but a gathering that formed mid-morning never left the park. Throughout the day, several Greeley police officers watched from the park's edge.

Company officials met with several workers Monday afternoon at the plant, and Somali representatives later spoke with workers in downtown Greeley.

Abdullahi Abdirahman - The man that seems to be behind it all.
Why do they look like just a bunch of thugs in this picture????