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Tyson Foods Flip-Flops On Labor Day

Tyson Foods has reinstated Labor Day as a paid day off, in addition to keeping the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.

Yet still, Muslims are offended and have found something to whine about:

"This wasn't something imposed. It seems that this backtracking would be the result of the backlash from anti-Muslim hate (Web) sites and Islamophobes on the Internet," said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for Washington D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Yeah, us Islamophobes have nothing better to do than to harass the peaceful, friendly, followers of the religion of peace...

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the union headquartered in New York, said he was surprised by the reaction to the holiday change.

"I would have thought that people would have been more sensitive and sympathetic to the concern to the members of our community, who want to celebrate their religious faith," he said. "It's a little disingenuous to say that they (Tyson) were responding to employee concerns. The proposal came from workers themselves."

I wonder if the Muslim members of our community would be at all sympathetic and sensitive if Tyson Foods had caved to a group of Jewish employees demanding a Hanukkah day off?

Somehow, I doubt it. I still won't buy Tyson products, especially since the paid day off doesn't assure my food is free of tuberculosis.



#1 Cletus 09-Aug-2008
Good ole' Ibrahim Hooper shows his true colors when he complains about Americans getting their traditional holiday back.
#2 Jonathan 09-Aug-2008
I'm sad that this became a big issue. Who gives a sh** what Tyson allows for holidays? Should mostly Christian employers allow Christmas to be a holiday?

Eh... I'm drunk.
#3 DMartyr 10-Aug-2008
Jonathan: Christmas is a holiday celebrated by almost all people in one way or another. I even have Jewish friends who enjoy Christmas. It is a time to promote peace and generosity for all, not just Christians.

It is also associated to the Christian foundation of America.

Eid al-Fitr, on the other hand, is solely a muslime holiday. Islam is a selfish cult, which only promotes kindness to other muslimes. Surah 5:33 explains how to deal with non-muslims. Muhammad even violated his own prohibition of fighting during the so-called 'holy' month of Ramadan to insidiously attack Meccans. So, Eid is not only a time for muslimes to egotistically tout their self-perceived superiority, it is a time of manipulation.

These are the holidays Tyson is now offering:

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Eid al-Fitr

Given that Christmas is widely recognized and celebrated by many non-Christians, how many religious holidays are there? Where is Hanukkah? Where's Easter? The Winter Solstice? All Saints' Day?

They aren't there because they are religious holidays. But in dhimmi fashsion, Tyson is giving muslimes a paid religious day off?

Give 'em an inch...
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