Retailer forced to apologize for Muslim employees’ refusal to sell alcohol, pork

Joe Saunders
BizPac Review

Bad publicity in the cybersphere paid off in an apology this week by one of Britain’s largest retailers for allowing some of its Muslim employees to refuse to sell alcohol or pork products because of their religion.

But some Muslim groups said the retail chain should be deferential to its employees’ beliefs, despite a Facebook campaign by outraged customers.

Marks and Spencer, a United Kingdom chain that sells clothing and groceries, caused a stir the weekend before Christmas when news reports revealed some Muslim employees at a London franchise had declined to serve customers trying to buy alcohol for seasonal celebrations…

…Muslims who don’t wish to part of the sale of alcohol have every right in the Western world (and Israel) not to work at establishments that sell alcohol. Just as they have every right in the Western world (and Israel) not to sell pork, charge interest on loans or eat lunch during Ramadan. (Their “rights” in the Muslim world are irrelevant, since they usually depend on whichever gang happens to have the guns at the moment.)

What they don’t have the right to do is take a job from an employer in good faith, then refuse to perform the service involved. This is the kind of creeping Sharia that masks itself in appeals for tolerance to the liberal useful idiots of the West.

And Britain, for a change, called it out.



Read the complete article at BizPac Review.



Update: For fun…10 Great Things About the Brits 

 …it’s worth spending some time this holiday season remembering what we love about those pasty-faced poms…



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