Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hey! Only Muslims reserve the right to discriminate!

Lottery? Who needs the lottery?
US Muslims suing employers on religious grounds
By Khalid Hasan
Daily Times Pakistan
In Minnesota, the number of Muslims filing federal complaints about being targeted at work because of their faith climbed from four a decade ago to 66 last year. Nationally, the number has more than doubled since the mid-1990s. Federal officials point to a rising number of Muslims in the country and a post-September 11 backlash as reasons for the increase.
According to the press report, since October, 40 Muslims in Minnesota have filed three federal lawsuits alleging their employers discriminated based on faith or didn’t accommodate their faith. At the same time, some Muslim cab drivers are facing potential penalties at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport for refusing to carry passengers with dogs or alcohol, which some Muslims say violates their faith.


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