Some Target Stores Change Duties for Muslim Cashiers Who Object to Ringing Up Pork
AP, via FOX News, USA
Mar. 17, 2007
One quote from the above linked article says, "Islam teaches that eating pork is forbidden, and some Muslims feel selling or handling pork is also forbidden because it would make them complicit in the sins of others."
Fortunately a Target spokeswoman said the situation was a local problem only. Boy am I glad she's omniscient!
“It is not an issue in most of our stores in the Twin Cities,” she said in separate comments via e-mail. “There is also no indication that this is an issue in the Minnesota market overall or nationwide.”
I object to working on Sunday because it interferes with the practicing of my faith. I can only attend church services four months out of the year because my job requires me to work on Sunday's. However, if I told my superiors that I was no longer willing to work Sundays because I can't go to church, I wouldn't have to worry about working Sunday or any other day of the week, for that matter. Why do the muslims get their tushs' kissed? Is Target afraid of being targeted by radicals? Why would they believe that the problem is "local" and only ocurring in Minneapolis? Are there no muslims in any other part of the country? Why am I asking so many questions?