Tyson’s Food drops Labor Day holiday in favor of Muslim holiday in TN

Update August 13th:  More thoughts on this from Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch.

Update August 12th:  JIm Boulet of English First says Tyson’s reversal a big victory for America, here.  And, be sure to see Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy here on Tysons, Sharia creep and Brian Mosely.

Update August 10th:   CAIR calls critics of Tyson’s Islamophobes here.

Update August 8th:  Union overturns the contract here.

Update August 7th:  Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch at Frontpage here, and a lot of informative comments at Jihad Watch here.  See the Shelbyville Times-Gazette editorial today too.

New from the Times-Gazette on August 6th:  Brian Mosely has a follow-up article here.  And, my response to the bigotry charge here.

Update August 6th:  My comments on this story, where are the investigative journalists?

Update August 5th:  Here Fox News adds a bit more information.

More on this story on August 4th:  Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies made a few additional good points here.

My latest update:   This post has led to renewed interest in what happened in Emporia, KS, go here.

Update! August 4th:   Bloggers (here) are now going after Mosely for exposing one critic of his reporting as an employee of a refugee resettlement volag.  What, he isn’t allowed to question critics motives who are questioning his?   It seems to me that if you put your employer’s name on the internet, it is public information.

Update! Update!  August 3rd:   See reporter Brian Mosely’s blog today on how this story is spreading like wildfire here.

Another shoe has dropped in Shelbyville, TN where Somalis now make up a large percentage of the workers in a Tyson’s chicken processing plant there.  

Workers at Tyson Foods’ poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day, but will instead take the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the fall.

A recent press release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) stated that a new contract at the Shelbyville facility “implements a new holiday to accommodate the … Muslim workers at the plant.”

The RWDSU stated that “the five-year contract creates an additional paid holiday, Iidal Fitil, a Muslim holiday that occurs toward the end of Ramadan.”

I’m trying to figure out what is the magic number of Somalis that would be required to begin to change our American customs in a community.  

The press release stated there are approximatly 700 Muslims working at Tyson’s, but Mickelson said that Somalis only represent approximately 250 of the 1,200 employed at the plant, a little over 20 percent of the workforce.

To clarify the above, it seems the Union says 700 Somalis work at Tyson’s while Tyson’s claims only 250.  So what is up with that?   Seems like an awfully large miscount on someone’s part.

Read the whole article by award winning reporter Brian Mosely, and don’t forget to read the comments!

Through 2007 we have admitted 82,000 Somalis to the US through the refugee resettlement program.  Between 6000 and 7000 came in 2007 alone.   Go to this post where a reader and I discuss those numbers.

P.S.  If you are a new reader just joining us, see the Shelbyville Somali rampage of last week here.

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International Crisis Group says there is an Iraqi refugee crisis

Somewhere recently I said I wanted to see an independent study of the Iraqi displaced people issue.    I wanted to see something written by some group that had no dog in this hunt.   So someone sent me this report entitled, “Failed Responsibility: Iraqi refugees in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon”  published just last month.

First thing I noticed was that it used the word “crisis” about a million times.  Actually I am exagerating but I searched the word “crisis” and gave up after about 10 pages of the 47 page report.   The word was used on every page at least once in the text and another whole bunch of times in the footnotes because virtually all footnotes were from information gathered by themselves—the International Crisis Group.

But, it’s on page 47 that I found the most telling information about the “independent” report.    I don’t know all the names on the International Crisis Group Board of Trustees, but here are a few I know:  George Soros, Wesley Clark, Kofi Anan, Richard Armitage, Zibigniev Brzezinski and the best of all HRH Prince Turki-al-Faisal.   LOL, such a bunch of independent members of the anti-war crowd.    As security improves in Iraq, this refugee “crisis” is the last thing they have to wrap around the neck of the Bush Administration.

Besides looking at who wrote the report, here is one of the ways I can tell if an Iraqi refugee report is legit.   If the report mentions the FACT that prior to 2003 and our arrival in Iraq, the Saddam Hussein government had displaced about a million people (many Shiites in particular went to Syria) and the volags were squawking about the refugee “crisis” then.  I could find zero mention of this fact—it’s all about the bad US.  Most of those pre-2003 displaced people are now counted in the group we are expected to bring to a city near you.

As for His Royal Highness Turki, I searched the report for any mention of Saudi Arabia and the fact that it had done nothing to help Iraqi refugees—-zip, zero, nothing!   Except check out Appendix A (map) on Page 37.   If you are not up on your geography of the region you might not know that the southwestern part of Iraq shares a very long border with Saudi Arabia.  Note how all countries joining Iraq have at least some Iraqi refugees—EXCEPT Saudi Arabia.   In fact, refugees have skipped over the Kingdom and gone to Egypt.   So, maybe old Turki had some role in that ommision?    Saudi Arabia is scared to death that a democracy could evolve in the Middle East, so they don’t want a bunch of people with democracy ideas settling in their midst (especially Shiites!).

Funny thing, I don’t think the Saudis ever resettled any Palestinian refugees either.  As a matter of fact, I will venture to guess that the ‘International Crisis Group’ kind of likes the Palestinian model and just maybe some of these folks want to recreate the model with Iraqi refugees.   It has been so successful beating the Israelis over the head with the so-called Palestinian “refugees” that they may see the same opportunity to beat the US over the head with the Iraqi refugee “crisis”.    And, lazy lap dog reporters in the mainstream media will suck this report right up and never mention who was behind it!

See more on the International Crisis Group here (this report says some Obama advisor is part of this “crisis” group too).  If any of our readers can point to anyone on this Board of Directors who might be a pro-America conservative, let me know!