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Whether it is a bankÂ implementing Islamic bankingÂ or a 6 Flags Amusement Park catering to Muslims by asking their employeesÂ not to wear shorts on Muslim Day, it all leads to more demands by Muslims. In regards to Islam, we are slowly heading in theÂ same direction as the UK.Â
Washington, Mar.30 : Many in the United States have started expressing concern over the growth of the Muslim population in the country, and the simultaneous influential outreach of Islamic law in the daily lives of Americans.
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Many see Islamic law’s growing influence as a threat and critics of the Shariah point to cases such as the airport in Minneapolis, where some Shariah-adherent taxi drivers made headlines in 2006 for refusing to pick up passengers they suspected of carryingÂ liquor.Â
Last year, a Tyson Foods plant in Shelbyville, Tenn. replaced its traditional Labor Day holiday with paid time off on Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival – marking the end of fasting during Ramadan. A labor union had requested the change on behalf of hundreds of Muslim employees- many of them were immigrants from Somalia.
But public outcry over the decision to dismiss Labor Day quickly prompted the company and union to negotiate a new contract that makesÂ accommodationsfor both holidays.
In 2007, the University of Michigan installed ritual foot baths to accommodate Islamic tradition.Â
“These things are beginning to percolate up as Shariah-adherent Muslims insist that their preferences and practices be accommodated by the rest of the population,” said Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center forSecurityÂ PolicyÂ – a Washington think tank.
Gaffney predicted the U.S. could soon face problems similar to some Western European countries, where the religious values of Muslim immigrants sometimes clash with their highly secular host cultures.