GRR TYSON R UNAMRICAN
The (I'm sure) lovely Southern Beale covered this the other day - evidently the largely Somali refugee-Muslim workforce of the Tyson poultry plant in Shelbyville, TN has gotten the Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr off as a paid holiday, in exchange for Labor Day.
Cue predictable wingnut hysteria and hatred.
Southern Beale has a couple references:
Over the weekend Kleinheider did a round-up of some local bloggers’ opinions. Some of the saddest ones include this one from Michael Hurtt, headlined “This Is How It Starts”:
This is a frightening example of incrementalism, the process by which groups achieve partial means to an ultimate end. For those who believe that the current fight in the Middle East is religious in nature, this concession by Tyson brings us one step closer to accepting Sharia Law as the law of the land in the U.S.
First they came for Labor Day, and because I had to work at the mall on Labor Day I said nothing ....
The funniest thing is to watch “free marketers” struggle as their economic philosophy does battle with their bigotry. For example, Six Meat Buffet:
On one hand I’m torn. A private business should be able to give everyone 365 days off a year if they want. On the other hand, replacing Labor Day for a holiday to placate the most violent, intolerant, misogynistic religion on the planet may not be the greatest idea.
Why, what a shining example of tolerance you display in that comment, SMB! Thanks for making my point for me.
And, if you have the stomach, it's not difficult to locate The Usual Suspects whining about the situation, such as this lil' ray of sunshine who implies that the EEEEVIL KLINTONS are behind this:
The State Department has been importing entire Muslim communities for the express purpose of companies like Tyson. The jihad is coming quietly to American by the intentional building of Muslim populations in small to medium American cities. Whole communities are being importing from countries like Somalia with the tacit approval of the State Department and the complicity of companies like Clintonista backed Tyson Foods.
That last is sourced to "Atlas Shrugs & WND" --- oooh, now THERE'S a couple of impartial sources!
Now FAUX News ("twice the stupid at half the price!") has decided to feature this story on their front page, and, classy as ever, make it sound as if the entirety of Tyson Foods had had this change, instead of the one Musilm-majority Tenessee plant:
Working Labor Day, Off Eid al-Fitr
Tyson Foods workers will be hard at work on Labor Day, instead they've been granted Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr
Oh, thanks, FAUX. I'm sure there'll be a massive outcry now and Tyson will be forced to reverse this policy, forcing a bunch of people who do one of the most dangerous, thankless jobs in this country to lose something they politely requested, to placate your audience of no-neck mouthbreathing humanoid nativists. Wheee.