Update August 14th: Protests continue, here.
Amid all the very large and angry demonstrations occurring over the last week and planned for the coming weeks on Obamacare, a small cheerful band of patriots stood outside the JBS Swift meatpacking plant in Greeley, CO on Saturday to declare that Shariah law was not going to get a foothold in America. Coloradans against Shariah Task Force (CAST) maintain, as do we, that when meatpacking companies and other employers give in to religious demands by Muslim employees for special workplace accommodation that is the beginning of the Stealth Jihad. See my first report about CAST here.
This protest in Greeley (the birthplace of Al-Qaeda) in advance of Ramadan, the Muslim holiday which surely portends another contentious month in meatpacking towns across the country, is believed to be the first time that citizens have stood up to tell the public of the dangers they see with employers caving to Muslim (Somalis mostly in this case) demands. By elevating Islamic requirements to the highest concern in workplace functioning, these demands are detrimental to other ethnic and religious workers in the plant.
Although the Greeley Tribune interviewed CAST leader Michael Gale, little mention was made of the real purpose of the demonstration. See the Greeley Tribune coverage here (very strange, I know the paper had more the other day, I saw it!). Read Jerry Gordon’s reports here and here.
Here is my recent post about Greeley and the Somalis filing Civil Rights complaints against Swift.
To catch up on this contentious issue, visit our entire category on the Greeley/Grand Island Swift controversy going back to last year here.