Illegal aliens aren’t the only group of people who held a protest this week that nobody noticed. Some Muslim employees of Amazon staged a protest to demand the online retailer provide them with prayer spaces at work. They actually had the nerve to claim religious discrimination because their unreasonable demands haven’t been met.
Muslims have to pray 5 times a day, which makes it seem impossible that any of them could have a normal job. Apparently this prayer regimen requires as special room, though it is unclear why. Maybe Muslims don’t like other people looking at them and snickering or something. In any case, Muslims who work at Amazon protested the company’s Seattle headquarters.
Dozens of Muslim Amazon workers and their supporters took part in a “pray-in” Friday in a protest against what they contend is religious discrimination by the tech giant.
The workers and supporters with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) answered the noon call to prayer near the grand plaza inside Amazon’s South Lake Union campus.
Some Muslim security employees contend they have been treated unfairly after requesting space to pray. The workers are employed by Amazon and subcontractors.
How exactly is it unfair that Amazon won’t build them special prayer rooms? Does anyone else get a room? Are their rooms for Christians and Jews? Is there a room for homosexuals or amateur gynecologists? I’m guessing that no group has a special room and that is the very definition of being fair; everyone is treated the same.
In a statement, security worker Ismahan Ismail described herself as a proud U.S. citizen, Somalian refugee and Navy veteran who was nonetheless singled out because of her religion.
“I believe in fairness and building this country up. It’s why I do security now. But when I asked management for a prayer space to use on my work breaks, I felt I was treated unfairly. I tried to go through the proper channels to fix this. But I couldn’t get anything resolved,” said Ismail in the statement.
Just like these Muslim employees aren’t being treated unfairly, they also aren’t being singled out for their religion. Amazon is a place of business not a place of worship. Christians have churches, Jews have synagogues, and oh yeah Muslims have mosques. If they are looking for a space to pray, why not go to an actual place of worship like everybody else does?
When Ismail says she believes in fairness, what she actually means is that she wants special treatment and privileges not available to other people. It’s not even remotely fair when some people are treated better than others.
This is just one of the many reasons why Islam is incompatible with Western society. Here, a job is not a religious gathering; it’s a job. You show up, perform a service in exchange for money, and then go home. What you do on your own time is your own business, but at work that’s a different story. Sometimes beards and hijabs are inappropriate and it’s not up to an employer to provide religious meals or prayer spaces.