2 Muslim drivers win $240K judgment in discrimination suit

I know Muslims who drink alcohol in the US. Muslims serve alcohol to expats in the Middle East (just who transports it there?). These two didn’t have to drink it – just transport it. I wonder if the “real injustice” was the absence of Johnnie Walker 🙂
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Seattle Times: A jury has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who say they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol.
A judge found Morton-based Star Transport Inc. violated the religious beliefs of Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale. A trial to determine whether they were entitled to damages ended Oct. 20 with the jury’s judgment.
A 2013 lawsuit filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the men were fired in 2009 after they wouldn’t deliver alcohol because it was against their religious values as practicing Muslims. The lawsuit claimed the company didn’t provide them “with a reasonable accommodation and by terminating them because of their religion.”
Chief U.S. District Judge James Shadid had found in favor of the commission in March, after the company admitted liability. June Calhoun, one of the commission’s attorneys on the case, said Star Transport didn’t provide discrimination training to human resources staff, leading to “catastrophic results” for the two men.
“They suffered real injustice that needed to be addressed,” Calhoun said in a statement. “By this verdict, the jury remedied the injustice by sending clear messages to Star Transport and other employers that they will be held accountable for their unlawful employment practices.”
The commission had tried to work with Star Transport on the issue a year before the lawsuit was filed, court records say.
It’s not clear whether the men will get the money, the (Peoria) Journal Star  reports. Star Transport went out of business earlier this year.
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Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

A real catch 22 there ain’t it. No doubt they will be forced to hire muslims to avoid discrimination suits and now can not fire them for refusing to do their job.
Can not help but believe there must have been a muslim on the bench of that court, or some in the jury and prosecution, or otherwise plain stupid people from some where other than knowledgeable Constitutional U.S. citizens.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

This is such a load of crock. Sure makes me wonder why, then I see it is Seattle and all is clear. These guys knew full well what their job description was and what they would be doing. Smells like the typical extortion trick they play for money. I wonder what contact the WH might have had with the judge, if any. Funny, how their religious beliefs are so important, when this country wasn’t found on Islamic beliefs, but when it comes to Christians that do not want to bake a cake or issue a license because of their religious… Read more »

marblenecltr
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Welcome to shari creep/leap. Can a Muslim now look for a job with any business dealing with alcohol used for drinking, get the job because of fear of discrimination on the part of the employer, then refuse to do that for which he knew was hired? Or collect $120,000?

marblenecltr
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Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
If we don’t stand for our great country and great Judeo-Christian values, see what will follow.

Steven Broiles
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The real injustice occurred when, upon our response to 9/11, George W. Bush announced that we were “not at war with Islam.” Now we have a Muslim President!

Dave
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Dave

These goobers don’t deserve $24, much less $240k.
-Dave

Joe
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Joe

Seattle has become a major player in The Gigantic Left Wing Freak Show!

Grandtrines
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Grandtrines

Reblogged this on Lost Dudeist Astrology.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

No one required they drink or even physically touch the alcohol… but a Christian can be forced to bake a cake for a gay wedding and that’s okay.