Dozens of Muslims unemployed at Wisconsin plant after new rules

Wisconsin (WBAY) – Ariens Manufacturing changed its prayer-on-the-job policy Thursday, drawing pushback from dozens of Muslim employees who say they’re now out of a job.

Before this week, Somali Muslims employed by Ariens were allowed to leave the production line twice a shift to pray two of the five prayers their faith requires of them daily. They prayed five minutes at a time, designating their specific duties to colleagues.

  • DMB

    Other then one Somali that I know of who has decided to remain and work full time at the place of my employment were this individual does conduct his prayer times during breaks at least two dozen or so Somali’s that I have encountered that were brought in from a temp agency have all left knowing full well they had a very good chance of getting hired on full time not because of a lack of accommodation for prayer times but because it would have negative consequences for their welfare benefits since they are allowed to earn a certain amount of money without losing their welfare benefits. Their claims of not being accommodated for prayer times is nothing more then an excuse for them to not work and be able to collect welfare benefits which is what they really want.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Sometimes, work is a drag.
      But, I can’t live without it.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Just collecting the jizya from the kuffar as per the koran.

    • Gary

      Dixon & Kipling area still has the Welfare Alley because of the rows of Apartment buildings that have Somali’s that came here around 1992, many are still on Welfare with no plans to be self reliant and get jobs.

      Today we see how some Somali Mosques across Canada that are pumping out jihadists and drug gangs that are shooting up our neighbourhoods or Malls as we saw at the Eaton’s Centre in Toronto.

      • DMB

        Welfare breeds crime and terrorism.

  • marty_p

    Ultimate scam – religious Mo who is a heavy smoker. Smoke breaks and prayer breaks.
    Had Ariens been an Ontario company I am sure we would have seen an Ontario Human Rights Commission shakedown with front page coverage in the Toronto Star (and Crescent).

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just close down the factory 5x a day to avoid Obamasanctions.

    • David Murrell

      …or to avoid “human rights” sanctions.

  • moraywatson

    The simple solution to this “problem” is for the muslims to work night shifts, starting after the isha “prayer” (currently 7:30 pm) and ending before the fajr “prayer” (currently 6:45 am). Surely allah will be pleased by this arrangement !

    • Physics grad

      the simple solution for this problem is to deport every single last muslim and ban Islam as a criminal cult

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        String theory is ‘science studies’.

  • roccolore

    Ku Klux Kair to the rescue.

  • Barrington Minge

    Why is “Islam” the only so-called religion that gets this sort of treatment?

    • marty_p

      My former employer built a special room they designated the “Quiet Room” for employees. Funny how outside of the “Quiet Room” they installed a special sink a few inches above floor level for any employee to use before they entered the “Quiet Room” and the “Quiet Room” had posters on the wall catering to one “Special Group” + carpets on the floor and a poster pointing to the direction of one particular religious “Holy Place”….but supposedly the “Quiet Room” was open to all employees.

      • Physics grad

        employees should start having quiet breaks in that room where they eat their pork sandwiches and have pork snack breaks

    • moraywatson

      Because terror works when it is appeased.

    • Xavier

      Because they’re the only ones who will cut your infidel head off.

    • Physics grad

      “Islam” the only so-called religion that chops people’s heads off

      In the west, religion is only acceptable if you are the member of a radical cult that has a stated goal of destroying the west, which makes them a servant of the “liberal” cause

  • disqusW6sf

    And these are moderate muslims. They should find employment with a muslim employer.

    • David Murrell

      …or in a Muslim country.

  • Xavier

    Can’t Obama pass a law to protect these poor marginalized refugees?!

  • lgeubank

    If we don’t stop importing Islams into this country, we’ll have to deal with this heathen idiocy from now on, every minute of every day.
    .

    • LauraS

      In the past 500 years, have Muslims EVER been a positive element in other societies? I don’t see ANY evidence that they have been anything but a detriment to the progress of civilization.

  • pdxnag

    Don’t they already get one 15 minute break every four hours?

    • occupant 9

      Islam MUST complain that they’re superiority cult is being oppressed by being treated equally.

  • pdxnag

    No Muslim is “required” to be Muslim. Hence they are not required — as if by some all powerful unseen bully — to take time out to curse Jews and non-Muslims 5 times a day.

    • occupant 9

      Actually they are. I forget the verse but there’s a command to create strife within the kafir’s community, and in any and every small way, piss us off.

      Supremacist death cults are like that.

  • lgeubank

    Why are all the holier-than-thou lefties so determined to continue importing Morlocks to hound and harass us? Why do we need those medieval heathen savages?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      “holier-than-thou lefties so determined to continue importing Morlocks to hound and harass us?”
      Like any unholy alliance, each figures they’ll take care of the other after. The lefties think they’ll convert the muzzies to socialism and the muzzies know they’ll kill off the lefties starting with their LGBT etc. fellow travelers.

  • Joy Freiheit

    It is not just 5 minutes for the salat that is the worst problem; it is the “wudu” before each session of salat; the washing of hands, feet, nasal cavity, mouth, face…

  • Alain

    They would be better off to hire Mexican, even illegal ones, since they would actually work and not cause this kind of crap.

  • Gary

    The whole issue about Prayer at work has been a scam pulled on the HRC’s by muslims because there are provision for those that can’t prayer at the exact times . That’s because there are muslims in the Hospitals that may be bed ridden after surgery or in a Coma from an accident.
    There are also the peaceful muslims that do extra prayers at sunrise or prior to Sun set so they won’t have to do them at work. It’s also very legal for muslims to pray 6 or 7 times a day.

    If Somali’s want to prayer 5 times a day when required, then they must pick which time zone they use because if they were true muslims they would pray to Mekkah times , not USA times.