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The "right" not to be offended?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

These sorts of stories always fascinate me:
A MUSLIM warehouse worker is suing Tesco for racial discrimination — as he had to carry crates of beer on his forklift truck.

Saudi-born Mohammed Ahmed, 32, told an employment tribunal it offended his beliefs.

He claimed he did not realise the supermarket giant sold alcohol when he took the job at a depot in Lichfield, Staffs.

Ahmed, of Normanton, Derby, said he was harassed after making a complaint, and later quit.

He said yesterday: “I am asking for my rights.”

Tesco denies his claims. A ruling is due this week.
Rights? Which of his rights were violated here?

Who is responsible for checking to see if a company in which they are seeking employment fits their moral requirements?

Does the company bear any responsibility to ensure his "beliefs" aren't "offended", given they've been doing the same sort of business for decades?

How do you think the ruling will go?
 
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The ruling will favor the whining Muslim, as all such rulings do now.
 
Written By: David
URL: www.heavyrebel.net
Considering it is Britian it will go in favor of the Muslim.

next we will have Muslim women suing strip bars because they got a job there and they cant take off their clothes for religous reasons.
 
Written By: retired military
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I expect the court to rule Tesco cannot carry beer anymore
 
Written By: shark
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David

I doubt he’s a "whining muslim" I bet it’s another case of legal jihad.
 
Written By: shark
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next we will have Muslim women suing strip bars because they got a job there and they cant take off their clothes for religous reasons.
Don’t laugh, it already happened that a muslim hairdresser wanna be sued because they would not hire her because she wore a headscarf all the time.
 
Written By: capt joe
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Remember that muslim cabbies at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport refused to carry passengers who had returned with duty free alcohol. They also balked at carrying pets, considering them unclean. In my view, if you are a licensed cab driver you should not be allowed to decide how to serve the public. Suppose they decided not to carry infidels - Buddhists, Jews, Hindus or Christians? I don’t think so. It’s a major mistake to give in to these demands.

 
Written By: arch
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Do Muslim "sanitation engineers" refuse to take beer bottles or spent condoms ?
 
Written By: Neo
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How do you think the ruling will go?
It doesn’t matter. Tesco has already been punished by having to fork over for their defense. This suit is a perfect example of the need for loser pays.
 
Written By: Rabdom Numbers
URL: http://randomnumbers.us
OOPS. Early morning typo in the name.
 
Written By: Rabdom Numbers
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screwed it up again. Just goes to show that a night-shift night-owl has no business being up at this ungodly hour.
 
Written By: Rabdom Numbers
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And Islam doesn’t forbid handling alcohol anyway, just ingesting it.

Hell, he could bathe in the stuff and not offend Allah.
 
Written By: Dave
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And Islam doesn’t forbid handling alcohol anyway, just ingesting it.

Hell, he could bathe in the stuff and not offend Allah.
A) He either wants to be offended
or -
B) He understands his religion better than we do (he can’t handle alcohol)
or -
C) He doesn’t understand his own religion

I’m going with A & C.

They can end his case right quick if they check his car’s windshield washing fluid and see if he uses an ethanol based product to clean them (I’m assuming he owns a car).
 
Written By: looker
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http://islam.about.com/od/health/f/alcohol.htm

Not definitive, obviously, but in a cursory search I found only one site saying Muslims were forbidden to sell alcohol, and even that one could cite no verses in support of it.
 
Written By: Dave
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http://islam.about.com/od/health/f/alcohol.htm

Not definitive, obviously, but in a cursory search I found only one site saying Muslims were forbidden to sell alcohol, and even that one could cite no verses in support of it.
 
Written By: Dave
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Once again, in the words of Christopher Hitchens, "Religion poisons everything."
 
Written By: Jerry
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They can end his case right quick if they check his car’s windshield washing fluid and see if he uses an ethanol based product to clean them (I’m assuming he owns a car).
Heck, in many states they could look in his gas tank and find 10% alcohol there.
 
Written By: Loren
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Once again, in the words of Christopher Hitchens, "Religion poisons everything."
No, fanatacism and ignorance poison everything, religion is just a convenient "sacred cow".
 
Written By: looker
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