Informative overview of Somali/meatpacker clashes from Omaha World-Herald

Go to this very informative and lengthy summary article today on the conflict on-going around the country between Muslims demanding special accommodation for their religious practices in the workplace and employers.

I did chuckle when I read how it involved more immigrants and the “religious diversity” they bring to America.  It was many many paragraphs down the article before anyone said that the problem was increasing with the arrival of large numbers of mostly African Muslim refugees.

Read the whole article, it’s good, but way too meaty for me to dissect this morning.

For new readers, we have resettled 83,000 Somali refugees through the State Department’s Refugee Resettlement Program in the last 25 years.   The majority of those refugees were resettled by Christian groups funded by you, the taxpayer,  like Lutheran Family Services mentioned in this article.    But, the Lutheran’s aren’t alone, others include Church World Service, US Conference of Catholic Bishops through its many Catholic Charities, an Episcopal group,  and World Relief (an evangelical Christian outfit).  One of the top ten is the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

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