OMAHA, Neb. – Meatpacking plant officials accused of discriminating against dozens of Somali Muslim workers have offered to tweak break times to help accommodate the workers’ prayer demands.
Alan talks with Rima Kapitan, an attorney who is advocating for Somali Muslim workers that were fired for praying on the job.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Supervisors at a meatpacking plant have fired or harassed dozens of Somali Muslim employees for trying to pray at sunset, violating civil rights laws, the workers and their advocates say.
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – For Mahamed Jama, a Minnesota taxi driver, the Islamic restriction on drinking alcohol is a seamless rule for life.
“He who carries alcohol, he who drinks and he who sells it are the same thing,” he says.
That belief could affect his livelihood.
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