You see it – death by a thousand cuts. Everyday the jihad chips, chips, chips away at the foundations of our society. The devil is in the details. This is the same Islamic tactic Muslim cabbies used when they told the airport they wouldn’t bend in alcohol dispute . Remember alcohol-bearing passengers were being refused service an average of 77 times a month? ABC News: Muslim Cab Drivers Refuse to Transport Alcohol, and Dogs.
Customer service and faith clash at registers Some Muslim cashiers at Target refuse to handle pork, setting off another debate over the place of religion in society.
Beryl Dsouza was late and in no mood for delays when she stopped at a Target store after work two weeks ago for milk, bread and bacon.
So Dsouza was taken aback when the cashier — who had on the traditional headscarf, or hijab, worn by many Muslim women — refused to swipe the bacon through the checkout scanner.
“She made me scan the bacon. Then she opened the bag and made me put it in the bag,” said Dsouza, 53, of Minneapolis. “It made me wonder why this person took a job as a cashier.”
Instead of swiping the items themselves, they are asking non-Muslim employees or shoppers to do it for them.
It has set off a firestorm of comments — more than 400, as of Tuesday evening — on the Star Tribune’s community blog, www.buzz.mn. People called the newspaper from as far as Tokyo to voice their opinion.
It remains unclear how many Muslim cashiers in the Twin Cities are declining to ring up pork sales.