This is how it works, last year community organizer Graen (that is not his real name) Isse arrived in Greeley one week before the walkout at the Swift & Co meatpacking plant, snagged a job with the company and then was among those who was fired, led the protest and talked to the press. Now he heads up the newly created Ethnic Community Based Organization (ECBO) officially called the East African Community of Colorado (EACC). Amazing huh!
Today we learn that Swift & CO is compliant—they gave the protesters bidet toilets, special his and hers prayer rooms, break times to pray and even dates to nibble on.
That is what Alinsky (Obama!) community organizers do. Isse and his fellow EACC founders are trained agitators. They have been trained by union strategists to first bring chaos and angry demands to force change. Nobody likes chaos, crisis and anger, so they give in whether it’s a meatpacking company, your town government, or surprise surprise, the federal government!
Here is the story about everything going swimmingly at Swift this year. Hat tip: Jerry Gordon, please go read his excellent post at New English Review today. He tells you where the funding for the EACC comes from, including a union, Weld County, and Lutherans. The EACC hasn’t gotten its direct federal funding yet, but is indirectly receiving federal help from the Lutheran Family Services of Colorado which is federally funded. I bet at this very moment the EACC is writing a federal grant proposal to the Office of Refugee Resettlement and cynically saying, hey, let’s write a grant to help our women, he! he!
Muslim workers are on bended knee in prayer. Company officials are on their toes.
The result: a ruckus-free Ramadan.
So far, anyway.
“Everything is smooth now, and people are happy, and the company is happy,” said Asad Abdi, vice president of the East Africa Community Center in Greeley.
Abdi and Graen Isse, another East Africa Community Center leader, visited the JBS USA plant on Monday, the first day of Ramadan to fall on a workday, to see how things went at sundown. That’s when Muslims break their daily fast and pause for evening prayers.
“Everyone was saying ‘happy Ramadan, happy Ramadan,’ ” Isse said. “It was very welcoming.”
The company had even put out dates, which are customarily eaten to break the fast, for the workers. At 10-minute intervals, the Muslims were allowed to leave production lines and go to prayer rooms — one for men, another for women.
“The people were working together on the line. They’re covering for each other,” Abdi said. “When one person goes to pray, the other covers his place. … If (JBS) knew it would be this easy, they wouldn’t have had the problems before.”
Some local citizens are standing up and saying “NO!” to the Stealth Jihad.
Some will view JBS’s recent actions as caving to a religion that has a notorious extremist bent. Making concessions for Islam, they fear, will result in its practitioners gaining power until they reach their ultimate objective — global takeover.
The East Africans in Greeley say they have no intention to impose their religion on others. They love their new country, they say, and want to peacefully assimilate.
So, while the workplace tension has ebbed at JBS, the ideological divide between cultures is ever present, if not widening, as Muslims make inroads in practicing their faith on American soil.
The recent emergence of Coloradans Against Sharia Task Force, a local group that demonstrated outside JBS last week on the eve of Ramadan, is evidence that last year’s flare-up has morphed into a new pulse of tension. Michael Gale, the group’s leader, said the fact that Muslim workers walked off the lines last year is telling. “The fact they did walk off the job, they did demand these things, means they’re not moderate,” he said.
Note to radical Leftists and union-types: You have let the Islamic supremacist genie out of the bottle and you won’t be able to control it. They are smarter than you are and their goal is NOT the same as yours!