EEOC Wins Discrimination Case For Muslim Truck Drivers Fired For Not Delivering Beer…

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission won $240,000 in damages for two Muslim truck drivers after it sued their former employer for religious discrimination for firing the drivers for refusing to make beer deliveries.

The EEOC said that Star Transport Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated their religious rights by refusing to accommodate their objections to delivering alcoholic beverages.

“EEOC is proud to support the rights of workers to equal treatment in the workplace without having to sacrifice their religious beliefs or practices,” EEOC General Counsel David Lopez announced Thursday. “This is fundamental to the American principles of religious freedom and tolerance.”

The case involved Star Transport’s firing of drivers Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale, both of Somali heritage, in 2009 after they refused to make beer deliveries for the company, citing their adherence to Islamic law. For devout Muslims, consuming or even being in contact with any alcoholic beverage is prohibited.

…”This case makes me proud to be American,” Bulshale said.

  • DMB
    • I think this sums it up.

    • John

      I’ve worked for years in the labor intensive food industry and have quite an overview of many food-producing companies. I know of quite a few who no longer hire Muslims because they’ve been burned by them in the past. This story is unexceptional. Shitloads of Muslims pull these ‘it’s-against-my-religion’ stunts.

      • DMB

        My personal experience with Muslims in the workforce when it comes to special accommodations is with Muslim prayer spaces. Were I work we have had about a dozen Somali Muslim temp workers who have come and gone who used the change rooms to pray in which they did for a period of time. Problem was the mostly non Muslim workforce also used the change rooms at the same time which obviously gave them a lot of discomfort. Fortunately the majority of them have left leaving the very few remaining having to find other accommodations on their on accord. I do know of one Muslim guy who works primarily in the office area who gets his very own prayer space in the first aid room next to the guest washroom but he is the one exception.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Note to self, don’t hire them.

    • Martin B

      And don’t patronize their establishments or do any business with them whatsoever.

      • ed

        I never do, not in muslim owned shops , zero halal [ed uk]

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That will teach their employer to never again hire another Muslum.

    • BillyHW

      Serves him right for hiring a bunch of Somali thugs in the first place.

  • tom_billesley

    ”This case makes me proud to be American,” Bulshale said.
    I think they got the name wrong. Bulsh…..

  • Ron MacDonald

    Had they been a member of a Christian group their complaint would have been dismissed.

    • Rosenmops

      If it was Christians who refused to deliver a gay wedding cake they would have been arrested.

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  • Millie_Woods

    ‘He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.’

    A perfect example.

  • WalterBannon

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez should be lynched for treason

  • John_yawn

    In Canada beer and alcohol is only transported by the company that distributes and sells beer and alcohol. If these two had been hired as drivers I wonder if they would have won a similar law suit if they refused to do the only thing they were hired to do, knowing full well that it was their job to deliver beer and alcohol? My guess is yes, they would have sued and, sadly, probably won. Especially now with Justin’s touchy-feelies in power.

    • Waffle

      Remember the Muslim chefs at the pork-serving French restaurant in Toronto who wouldn’t taste the cooking? They took their case to the HRC and won.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    I’m sure Justanairhead and the Lieberals will be shipping in lots and lots of Somalis and other muzzies to vote Lieberal for generations to come. This sort of thing will become more and more common. Muslims causing trouble in general will of course, too.

  • BillyHW

    Soon Christians will be forced to have gay sex in order to stay employed.

    • Millie_Woods

      Makes me glad I’m not far off from retirement.

  • Frances

    “For Muslims……is forbidden.” Yeah? Think Rotherham and the Saudi princes in Europe and the USA.

  • Shebel

    Since -Politicians in the West , appear to hell-bent on making Islam and Muslims a very protected bunch—- and Muslims,in particular, use Canada as Country of Convenience — I feel that all people should start using Islam as a ‘Religion of Convenience’.

    Become a Muslim –it is apparently pretty easy. There are many benefits.
    Time to cash in folks—-anybody can be a Muslim !

    • moraywatson

      The problem is not that anybody can be a muslim, The problem is that nobody is allowed to stop being a muslim.

      • Shebel

        I think that you are wrong.
        If Society wants to put Islam on a pedestal with more rights than mere mortals —
        Then the best way to fight it is to say you are Muslim and abuse all these Rights until they become nothing more than a joke.

        I would have no problem saying I was a Muslim—if the goal was to show the true Evil of Islam.

        They can’t kill us ALL.

    • Gary

      Trudeau was one for a Day when he went to the BC radical pro-sharia mosque and wore a costume as he spoke the acceptance prayer to be a muslim. He denied Jesus as the messiah for all Christians when he praised muhammad as the last prophet and allah as the god of all gods.

      Justin then flew off to Quebec for a PRIDE event to tell them what they wanted to hear such as protected their Rights as homosexuals.
      But that same mosque is pro-sharia and condones ISIS and Hamas murdering gays while they would like sharia law in Canada to do the same one day.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        The Lieberals have always been willing to deal with the devil himself if it means votes for them. Turdeau is the same old same old.

  • pike bishop

    The company makes money selling beer, as such their (ill gotten) award comes from the beer sales. Award denied as it would offend their religion.

  • FactsWillOut

    Putin 2016.

  • simus1

    Hiring muslims to deliver beer seems like such a no brainer.

    • Gary

      I knew we had a problem right here in Canada when I was at a Zeller’s about 15 years ago and 2 male muslim employees told the female manager that they wouldn’t sort out the discount box she asked them to do because they are forbidden to take orders from women.
      The HRC’s have created a mess by giving a death-Cult the equal status to a religion in the Charter Of Rights. The core tenets of Misogyny cause a conflict in the workplace where an Employer can be Fined for not promoting women into management job and then get fined for not have muslims in jobs where they may work under female managers.
      You can’t win , then you have all the special treatment muslim want while at work such as a pork-free lunch room or co-workers that aren’t allowed to eat around them while they fast during Ramadan.

      Thank you Barbara Hall , you will one day be among the first groups killed under sharia law.
      So to some people this isn’t all bad news.

  • Alain

    And here I thought that level of insanity only existed in Canada with our Stalinist tribunals incorrectly called HRCs.

    • pike bishop

      Star chambers.

  • Gary

    Somali’s have jobs ???????

    • Shebel

      Only if it involves Gov’t.

    • pike bishop

      No, they have “marks” for their confidence games. The lawyers and judges are their crime partners.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Not that I’ve noticed. I’m an old retired guy and I notice how many muzzie guys of all ages, Somalis included, are around during normal working hours. There’s plenty around in the evenings too. More than plenty for me at any time 🙁

  • Borum

    The political correctness is that
    and without regard to law, custom or common sense.

  • Canadian

    I wouldn`t want my beer delivered by a muzzie!

  • pike bishop

    Did the beer company lawyer happen to mention the alcohol in the anti-freeze and the windshield washer fluid?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby


  • Bataviawillem

    With every law suit they win, the whole muslim community losses, because with every law suit they win, more employers will follow my standard procedure, a muslim name on a resume means strait into the garbage.

  • John

    And yet all those purvey Saudi Princes not only touch alcohol, they knock it back like Janis Joplin.

  • John

    A photo is worth a thousand words…

  • Allan

    The hypocrisy is stunning isn’t it? A bakery can be put out of business because it refused to bake a cake for religious reasons, but these morons get a windfall for religious reasons. The inmates truly run the assylum.