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.

SaphireSunday
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SaphireSunday

And yet the clerk who refused to issue gay “marriage” licenses is punished by another court, despite HER religious beliefs. And elsewhere, Christians are FORCED to bake cakes for gay “marriages”. Does this make sense?

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

SaphireSunday . . . you have nailed it. Why are these Muslims allowed to challenge on the basis of “violation of their religious beliefs” when the bakery here in Oregon refused to bake a cake based on same sex marriage which was based on “their religious beliefs.” We definitely have a double standard going on. There cannot be one law for Muslims, and a different law for Christians! This is an outrage. It burns me that reasonable people sitting on a jury hearing this would bring in this kind of verdict. What good as an employee is a Muslim if… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

Well, the judge’s last name is Shadid. I doubt he is Irish or Italian.
-Dave

Anonymous
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Anonymous

…or Buddhist.

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.

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frohky

This is one of the best columns I’ve read in a long time! I especially like the sentiment that “sometimes the country needs a MAN.” I posted the text rather than the link for convenience’ sake. My apologies…. THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH, BUT THEY SHOULDN’T BE PRESIDENT October 28, 2015 It took a billionaire living the glamorous New York City life to exhibit real Christian courage by going against every elite group in the nation, every media outlet, every well-heeled donor, to defend America from destruction by immigration. Baptist leader Russell Moore, desperate for liberal approval, claims that… Read more »

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

The Islamists have been at war with the civilized world for fourteen centuries now.
I really don’t get why some are so obstinately blind to that fact.
-Dave

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.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

American Thinker just made same point today:
“Obama’s EEOC Accommodates Muslim Religious Beliefs,” by Amil Imani and James Hyde, American Thinker, 2 Nov 2015
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/obamas_eeoc_accommodates_muslim_religious_beliefs.html