Jaylani Hussein, a spokesman and executive director of CAIR said that not being able to pray is like losing a blessing from god. Perhaps he should think of it this way, not being able to work is like losing a blessing from a country that’s been all too accommodating on those who practice the religion of Islam.
“At no time did Cargill prevent people from prayer at Fort Morgan,” director of communications for Cargill, Mike Martin reportedly said. “Nor have we changed policies related to religious accommodation and attendance. This has been mischaracterized.” He added that accommodation on a daily basis is dependent upon changing factors in the plant, noting that this facet had been “clearly communicated to all employees.”
Martin also said that employees of all faiths are permitted to use a “reflection room” at the plant which observant Muslims also use to pray but noted the company’s policy that a maximum of two people are permitted to use the area at any given time in order to avoid slowing down production on the assembly line.
With over 2,000 employees at the plant, Cargill clearly has other things to worry about than taking prayer time away from Muslims, which they clearly didn’t do. When these immigrants come to America, they have to play by American rules, which clearly don’t allow you to get your job back once you walk off.