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M&S tells Muslim staff they
can refuse to serve customers
buying alcohol or pork

Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/22/2013 2:43:18 PM

Marks & Spencer has told Muslim staff they can refuse to serve shoppers buying alcohol or pork, it has been revealed. The chain has granted checkout workers in more than 700 stores permission to politely decline to serve customers for religious reasons. Instead, shoppers are being asked to wait to pay for certain items at a different till. The policy highlights a divide among the mainstream food retailers over whether religious staff should be excused from certain tasks. In contrast to M&S, Sainsbury´s has told Muslim staff that there is no reason why they cannot handle goods such as alcohol and

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jackburton, 12/22/2013 2:47:39 PM     (No. 9664634)

Do Christians have the same... ´rights´?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/22/2013 2:50:01 PM     (No. 9664635)

Will their bakers be required to prepare wedding cakes for gay couples? I thought not.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/22/2013 2:52:22 PM     (No. 9664639)

Can Catholic staff refuse to sell birth control products? Thought not.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/22/2013 2:52:42 PM     (No. 9664640)

`Yeah,I can just imagine a Catholic cashier refusing to ring up contraceptives or condoms.Nobody is forcing these muslims to touch,much less consume the products in question.

On the good side of things,at least some muslims work. I´m surprised their religion doesn´t ban that also.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 12/22/2013 2:55:18 PM     (No. 9664646)

Whatever happened to America? Why don´t Muslims keep to their own rules and not work where Alcohol and Pork is being sold?

Why don´t Americans shop elsewhere and let the stores that accommodate peoples fetishes be patronized by that breed of persons? America is being led by the nose on a leash made of politically correct ideas.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/22/2013 2:55:59 PM     (No. 9664651)

Dedicated Christians that do not drink, smoke or buy products that they consider to be vulgar also have that right as an employee? Oh...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: had2, 12/22/2013 2:57:07 PM     (No. 9664653)

Andyet a baker is told by a court that he must bake a cake for a gay wedding.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ohyababy, 12/22/2013 2:58:16 PM     (No. 9664655)

These people knew when they took the job that they might have to wait on customers making these sorts of purchases and now they want special accommodations... So I guess M&S feels their employees are more important than their customers who will be made to get out of a line they have already been waiting in for how many minutes to get into another and wait again until they get to another register. Horrible customer service - so glad this company is not in the US!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dante, 12/22/2013 3:03:09 PM     (No. 9664661)

Not employing muslms seems the far better option.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 12/22/2013 3:06:09 PM     (No. 9664663)

What if the wine is for a gay wedding? And what if no other cashiers are available?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/22/2013 3:16:05 PM     (No. 9664676)

Get automated checkout, let the muzzies go back to using their hands as tp.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jhp, 12/22/2013 3:21:52 PM     (No. 9664683)

"These people knew when they took the job that they might have to wait on customers making these sorts of purchases and now they want special accommodations..."

Reply#8 touches on an important point and distinction here. The people involved here have no ´problem´ dealing with these items. Their goal here is to change the system in some, any fashion.

What the customers need to do is still bring lots of these items to the Muslim´s ´till´ and when told they need to pay for them elsewhere, simply leave them where they are. This will be especially effective for custom wrapped meats.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RIsailor, 12/22/2013 3:27:47 PM     (No. 9664686)

So M and S, don´t let muslims work in the depts that sell alcohol or pork.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/22/2013 3:34:10 PM     (No. 9664691)

If I try to buy a cut of pork in a check out line and am told by the clerk he/she will not ring it up, the clerk will wear it and I will walk out.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: frede, 12/22/2013 3:42:41 PM     (No. 9664696)

I don´t need to shop at M&S, and I wont.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lana720, 12/22/2013 4:00:23 PM     (No. 9664709)

I walked right by a coffee shop in an airport when I saw an unwrapped female from the ROP.
So, we can all play this little game!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/22/2013 4:00:56 PM     (No. 9664710)

I think that Marks & Spencer should just stop selling alcohol and pork. That way instead of just going to a different till, their customers can go to another store.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/22/2013 4:13:18 PM     (No. 9664718)

Can Hindus be permitted to refuse to sell beef? Not until they start flying airliners into skyscrapers!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 12/22/2013 4:41:03 PM     (No. 9664744)

and this is what you see in formerly-Great Britain. Coming soon to the USA, if not here already. I note that the ´Arab markets´ around here seem to have little aversion to selling beer and wine and stuff that almost certainly has pork in it. Sounds to me as if the muzzie heathens are simply taking another trophy head in the service of their demon-god.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/22/2013 5:17:59 PM     (No. 9664775)

M & S must have the same management team as Cracker Barrel restaurants.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/22/2013 5:18:08 PM     (No. 9664776)

This will be an easy one to protest.

(1) Load a large trolley load of ´stuff´ carefully inserting some cider and some tasty pork products at the bottom of the pile.
(2) Make sure that you are in line where the check out person is a devote Muslim.
(3) When said Muslim reaches for those last few (forbidden) items and declines to serve you, say "Oh? Then I´ll get it somewhere else´´, and abruptly leave. If some frantic manager comes running after you, tell him or her that your lifestyle has been insulted and that you are contacting a solicitor (lawyer). Can you say pain and suffering?
4) Rinse and repeat. Tell your friends.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: leonardo, 12/22/2013 5:36:25 PM     (No. 9664786)

PC insanity.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Megrits, 12/22/2013 6:04:46 PM     (No. 9664800)

Coming soon to your neighborhood "grocery" store. Can´t "offend" the muzzies, don´tcha know? Beyond outrageous, lay down and die, Europe. The rebel in me would LOVE a scene such as this in a supposedly free country, the pork would be flying!!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 12/22/2013 6:21:19 PM     (No. 9664809)

#5, if you read the article BEFORE you post you will not look like such an ......

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/22/2013 6:28:15 PM     (No. 9664811)

According to the Brit media, M&S is getting massive blowback on this decision. Thousands are emailing telling them they will no longer shop there. Look for some sort of apology from them soon.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Chippewa, 12/22/2013 6:37:00 PM     (No. 9664816)

I would advertise that I am celebrating diversity by being diverse enough to have no Muslim employees.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Daydreamer10, 12/22/2013 6:46:49 PM     (No. 9664820)

And will Christian health workers be forced to be part of abortions even if its against their religious beliefs?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: pinger, 12/22/2013 6:50:42 PM     (No. 9664824)

Touching pork...beheading a human being...touching pork...beheading a human being...touching pork...beheading a human being. I have to think about this for a minute.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nimby, 12/22/2013 7:35:33 PM     (No. 9664856)

And one wonders why the great British Empire fell!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: reilly, 12/22/2013 8:46:53 PM     (No. 9664894)


Stupid English let all these Muslims into the country.. And nobody owns a gun. This won´t end well.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 12/22/2013 8:56:17 PM     (No. 9664898)

No need to speculate about what might happen to Christians in a similar fix....the couple who refused to rent space in their B&B have bee hounded, prosecuted and driven out of business.

Some religions more equal than others in Blighty.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 12/22/2013 8:58:28 PM     (No. 9664901)

Lagging iPad correction: the Christians refused service to a gay couple. As you might expect the usual outrage machine was cranked up.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: reddfroge, 12/22/2013 9:10:55 PM     (No. 9664912)

WOW...and M&S I am done shopping with you...ever.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/22/2013 9:44:49 PM     (No. 9664938)

M&S claims 440 ´international stores´ ~ that is, stores in other countries.

The USA, Canada and Australia are not among them.

On the other hand they have 14 stories in Saudi Arabia alone.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: provide, 12/22/2013 9:51:33 PM     (No. 9664940)

They will next allow them refusal of uncovered women and Jews in general.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: provide, 12/22/2013 10:00:47 PM     (No. 9664948)

Silly me, I thought the Koran forbade the CONSUMPTION of these items.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bmw50, 12/22/2013 10:05:32 PM     (No. 9664954)

Will Muslims be exempt from serving Gays too?


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Reply 38 - Posted by: noparallel, 12/22/2013 10:21:02 PM     (No. 9664968)

Oops, I accidentally opened the bacon...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/23/2013 12:04:23 AM     (No. 9665040)

This M&S must be the UK´s Cracker Barrel!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/23/2013 2:09:22 AM     (No. 9665079)

Inch by inch it´s a chinch.

Rather than cause tension and waste customers time, they should stop selling offensive items or post signs pointing out Muzlim lines.

Remember people do what you let them do.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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