I’d be curious to know if anybody on this thread even knows the basic guidelines for how and how often Muslims pray, and the particular time constraints that they have to deal with.
Who gives a rat’s ass about that? Why should we make every effort to understand and accomodate their culture but they don’t have to be bothered to understand ours?
It pisses me off when I have to be careful about what I say or do, so as to not offend someone.
I once called Tiki Barber articulate. The black members here went nuts. I was supposed to understand that calling a black man articulate is an insult. They, however, didn’t need to understand that a white person might use the term as a compliment.
Its the same thing here with Muslims: if you take a job in a grocery store, then YES! you have to touch the pork products or sell someone alcohol. You take a job driving a cab then YES! you have to pick up a Hassidic Jew. Go to an American school? Then YES! you have to follow the rules everyone else does.
What’s funny here is that Saroachman may be right in a way he doesn’t know. I’ve been told by people from Algeria that they do have 4 prayers a day, and at specific time if time permits, but if not, they just make up for it later in the day. Do you think plant workers get 15 min 3-4 times a day? Nope! Do the muslim teaching a class of christians interrupt class to pray? Don’t think so…
Our own ignorance of the tenets of other culture/faith/ethnicity and our pusilanimous politically correctness is used against us.
In this instance, I don’t care what their faith are. They can practice it whenever they want, I don’t mind at all. But in public, non-religious institutions? That’s a big no no. Law’s for everyone, and to be called a law it should apply the same to everyone.
Makes me think of the times when Jews or Muslims wanted the legislation changed in order to be judged under their own standards. Ya, right.