Irate Muslims to Protest Amazon Over Prayer Rooms and Prayer Breaks [VIDEO]

Irate Muslims to Protest Amazon Over Prayer Rooms and Prayer Breaks [VIDEO]

Irate Muslims to Protest Amazon Over Prayer Rooms and Prayer Breaks [VIDEO]

Seattle is a city that is witness to lots of protests, and on May 1st they’re about to have another. This time Muslim security guards from plan to march outside the company’s Seattle headquarters to demand prayer rooms. Not only that, they want to be able to pray five times per day.

Mind you, prayer rooms are available at Amazon, but they’re for the company’s high-tech employees. However, the Muslim guards are not Amazon employees, but are contract workers. Their employer is a security company. So why should Amazon provide prayer rooms for people who aren’t even their employees?

Never mind that this is perfectly logical. That doesn’t matter to Muslims who use their religion as a battering ram. And now the Service Employees International Union is championing their cause. Yes, that SEIU, the über-liberal union that never met a left-wing cause they wouldn’t support.

This will not be the first time that Muslims and the SEIU have protested at Amazon HQ. In February they held a “pray-in,” and then released this sympathetic video:

The union will also deliver a “strongly worded letter” to Amazon during the May 1 rally. It reads, in part:

“Unlike other companies in locations with large Muslim populations, Amazon has not supported Muslim service workers requesting space to pray during their law-mandated work breaks.”

Never mind that Amazon created this “diversity” ad with all the feels featuring a priest and an imam:

Never mind that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos supported a lawsuit against Donald Trump’s immigration order. Gratitude is not in the wheel house of activist Muslims or their SEIU sponsors.

What other religion is given such deference? I worked in a public school district for 17 years, and I could never take Good Friday off for worship. Nor could Jewish colleagues take time off for Rosh Hashanah. My son-in-law is a Navy officer and a practicing Catholic. If any Holy Days of Obligation fell during one of his deployments, his boat wouldn’t pull into port so he could go to Mass.

For some members of the Muslim faith, the demands won’t stop with prayer rooms, either. Because with each little accommodation, each little submission, more demands will come. For the perpetually outraged, there is no room to “coexist.”

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  • ejism says:

    If they want to pray five times a day in a special room, let ’em use the bathroom. Otherwise, fire all of them.

  • parker says:

    Amazon should inform the security contractor that any guards that demand a “safe space” to pray during their work shift are unacceptable. Give the contractor a clear choice: either assign guards who do not make this absurd demand or your contract is null and void.

    But since Amazon is so dedicated to leftist causes, I predict it will accommodate the muslims. Leftists champion Islamists and use them as a weapon against American traditions. They do not realize that should they succeed in this resgard the alligator will turn around and eat them too.

  • Dane Carver says:

    But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6
    We don’t need special places to pray to our Heavenly Father. Any place that is private, quiet and avoid interruption is acceptable.

  • J Walter says:

    So a Muslim gets 5 breaks a day on top of the normal ones?

  • Max says:

    برغي قبالة.
    Which, in Arabic, means “screw off”.

  • GWB says:

    If any Holy Days of Obligation fell during one of his deployments, his boat wouldn’t pull into port so he could go to Mass.

    To be fair, there’s probably a Catholic chaplain in his sailing group (Task Force, Task Group, etc.) who will go about the ships and conduct Masses on those days.

    And, lots of folks used to get Easter Monday or Good Friday off. Almost everywhere will allow Jewish holidays – though they will have to work on Christmas or some other federal holiday as a swap. (Think of it as a Jewish version of a House Goy!)

    So a Muslim gets 5 breaks a day on top of the normal ones?

    J Walter, I wonder why they can’t pray in their already extant breaks. I guarantee they get at least 3 a day (they don’t need to pray all 5 times during their 8-hour workday) by contract.

    • Kim Quade says:

      Catholic chaplains may be available, but not for submarines, which is where he has served.;)

      • GWB says:

        Ah, yes. Though the chaplains aboard those are supposedly chosen for their … flexibility. That might not always be the case.

        (And, of course, the military is known for Operation Deny Holiday – deploying folks at the worst possible time of the year.)

  • Douglas whiddon says:

    Is there a follow up to this anywhere?

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