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5 years 30 weeks ago, 5:19 AM

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I am scared

Listen, I read a lot and see many things happening and I don't see anyone in power in my country addressing the issues...read this:

It was a "Muslim-American," Louay Kezy. What's with the hyphenated designation "Muslim-American"? Is AP now daring to imply that there is something about being a Muslim that makes one a different kind of American from all the other Americans?

As far as the suit itself goes, I have no way of knowing what really went on inside this Wal-Mart, but twelve million dollars? Because of a few jokes? Because of being moved between departments in a way he didn't like? Mr. Kezy is either extraordinarily thin-skinned or is being used by others to push the proposition that employers must treat Muslim employees with kid gloves, essentially allowing them to do as they please -- once again, like so many stealth jihad initiatives, establishing Muslims as a privileged class with rights beyond those of non-Muslims. CAIR's involvement makes the latter option seem more likely.

"Muslim-American files bias suit against Wal-Mart," by Jeff Karoub for AP, December 18 (thanks to all who sent this in):

An Arab- and Muslim-American man filed a $12 million lawsuit Thursday against a Wal-Mart store that caters to his community - saying employees discriminated against him and fired him because of his background.
Louay Kezy, 43, of Dearborn filed the suit in Wayne County Circuit Court. He accuses Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart and three employees at its Dearborn store of violating his civil rights through threats, harassment and dismissal after complaining about the employees' conduct. [...]

The store opened in March with the area's large Arab and Muslim population in mind. It offers hundreds of items geared toward them, such as food and music. It also opened with 35 Arabic-speaking employees - noted in Arabic script on their badges - and hired a local Arab-American educator to teach the staff cultural sensitivity.

Kezy, who worked at the store from March to August, said he was the only Arab or Muslim to work in the stock room, where he said he endured jokes about terrorists and was threatened by another employee. The lawsuit says his hours were reduced, he was denied mandated break time and was "arbitrarily shuffled" between departments after complaining to managers.

"They start telling me stuff - `We don't like you. We hate you all,'" said Kezy, who remains unemployed. "They want to beat me up. (One said), `I want to punch you in the face.'"...

Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Michigan chapter, said a representative of his organization was among those that met with Wal-Mart officials before the store opened.

Walid said the store has done a great deal of marketing and public relations, but added "there's a difference between seeking to profit from the community" and having a "true appreciation for diversity as well as workers' rights."

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5 years 30 weeks ago, 10:28 AM

LLE

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concerned. However [and this is in no way meant to be critical or controversial], I am not at all certain what you are "scared" of. What issues? My understanding of the case you cited is that the plaintiff in the case availed himself of his "administrative remedy" first, by filing a [required] discrimination charge with the State and/or Federal EEOC agencies. Since he now has filed a law suit, we know that what probably happened with his discrimination charge case, was that the agencies, after investigating, did not feel the evidence in the complaint was strong enough to risk their own litigation funds. So they issued a "Right to Sue" letter to the charging party, and that meant the charging party was given the right to litigate on his own, with his "own" money. This process is available to any "protected class" citizen, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The newspaper article is a perfect example of insinuating the "guilt" of the Wal-Mart store management, before the trial even begins; this probably will inflame the plaintiff's co-religionist community, and perhaps others of a different opinion, and ultimately, as has happened in the past, cause an unfortunate polarization in the community, at large.
Other than that, I do not see anything remarkable about the case.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 30 weeks ago, 7:46 AM

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watch that walmart get blown up now

Confucious say: Go to bed itchy asshole, wake up stinky pinky
5 years 30 weeks ago, 1:30 PM

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being scared is ok if you plan and keep your eyes open and do not let the fear control you. fear will keep you alert.
The Progressive Socialists have no clue how empowering they are to the likes of the Muslim assault on the world. keep yourself informed...fight every way you can to stop the Nancy Pelosi - Harry Reed - ObamaNation - faggot Barry Franks...the more they compromise our constitution, the closer ALL of America's enemies will be empowered...
Atiests
Muslims
Socialists
give-a-shit apathy couch potatoes...
all are major threat to our country...

Let Freedom Ring Now is the time for all good men to up for our constitutional USA and against Progressive Socialist takeover!!!!!!!!!!
5 years 30 weeks ago, 2:01 PM

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why hold back--why not tell us what you really think!! LOL

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]

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