Back in 2009, I reported on the continuing escalation of Islamic supremacist demands on the secular workplace and the accompanying hostilies. The mosqueing of the workplace is part of the islamization of America. Case in point: Shelbyville, Tennessee: Muslims in other cities were drawn to Shelbyville by the jobs offered at the local Tyson chicken processing plant. The large influx of Somalis has only added to locals' frustration with the plant and the government.
"We've had three major industries shut down here and 700 to 800 people have lost their jobs," Mosely said. "They're trying to find anything they can, and then--as they see it--the government is shipping people from overseas to come here and take their jobs."
Despite locals' continued complaints over its hiring practices, Tyson says it is doing things by the book.
The Tyson plant generated national controversy when it dropped Labor Day as a paid holiday in favor of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.
The decision was later reversed, but longtime local residents say the incident was symbolic of the larger changes taking place in Shelbyville--changes they are coping with as best they can.
Every piece of good journalism is supposed to begin with an opening paragraph that identifies the important elements related to the story: Who, what, where, when and why. Without these details it is impossible to fully understand or grasp the entire picture. Case in point, the Tyson Chicken plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee. In the past few years the Tyson Chicken plant has hired a large number of Somali immigrants and these workers are predominantly Muslim. The workers began to demand accommodations for their Muslim religion and Tyson agreed to allow them time off to celebrate the Muslim holidays. Tyson Chicken in Shelbyville went out of its way to be accommodating to its Muslim employees in 2008, when it adopted Eid al-Fitr as an official plant holiday.
The NBC affiliate station, WSMV-TV Channel 4 News reported this story today. 10:49am | December 25, 2010
Threatening Graffiti Provokes Extra Tyson Security Reported By Deanna Lambert
The Shelbyville chief of police and a former Tyson employee confirmed that threatening messages surfaced this week, leading to extra security at the plant.
"A couple days ago, they had a terrorist threat that was written on the bathroom walls that said 'all Americans must die,'" said a woman, who said she wanted to remain anonymous to protect her relative, who works inside the plant.
"They've complained for years, as to why these people are being hired in our food department when we are worried about our safety as Americans, you know, and that's something we all need to think about," she said.
Of course, in our age of political correctness, this story did not mention anything specific about the workers nationality or religion so the point about a terrorist message seems a little confusing. A careful search of the Internet reveals there have been other stories warning about terrorist activity in food related areas and all of them have left out some missing critical pieces of information.
"They've complained for years, as to why these people are being hired in our food department when we are worried about our safety as Americans, you know, and that's something we all need to think about."
Indeed. Tyson Chicken in Shelbyville went out of its way to be accommodating to its Muslim employees in 2008, when it adopted Eid al-Fitr as an official plant holiday. Of course, maybe it wasn't one of the Muslim employees who wrote "All Americans Must Die" on the wall, but given the prevalence of jihadist sentiments among Somali Muslims elsewhere in the U.S., it is neither rocket science nor "Islamophobia" to put two and two together.
Stuart Appelbaum, the national president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which negotiated the agreement with Tyson that made Eid into a plant holiday, commented at the time: "There's no question that there is a lot of bigotry against Muslims and that this agreement has clearly touched a raw nerve among those who are prejudiced against them. However, the RWDSU has always understood that unions are only strong when they work to protect the dignity of workers of all faiths."
Great. And yet it seems as if at least one of the workers at the Tyson plant still nurses a deep and violent grievance against the U.S. and Americans, despite this display of magnanimity and strike against "bigotry." Now, why might that be? And why doesn't Tyson have any mechanism in place to try to screen its Muslim employees for jihadist sentiments, insofar as that is possible at all? Because to attempt such a thing would be more "bigotry," of course.
And so the other employees at this Tyson plant are put at risk, and the company has to go to extra trouble and expense to ensure their safety -- all in the name of not appearing "bigoted." Security guards posted at the bathroom! Other guards patrolling through the plant!
Could you have imagined on September 12, 2001 that within ten years, an American business that had nothing to do with terrorism, weapons production, security, or anything of the kind, would have to have armed guards patrolling its hallways, as the price of the privilege of having Muslim employees?
We eat a lot of Tyson Chicken in our house so this warning becomes rather personal. Now I think we will have to change our eating habits and find another more reliable brand.
“We even know where they plot, at this point…They are the butcher-shops, to begin with.” ~ Oriana Fallaci, The Rage and the Pride
The trend of trouble following Somali Muslims isn’t just a foreign problem. It’s an American problem too. via ‘All Americans Must Die’ Written On Plant Wall – WSMV Nashville.
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — The Shelbyville chief of police and a former Tyson employee confirmed that threatening messages surfaced this week, leading to extra security at the plant.
“A couple days ago, they had a terrorist threat that was written on the bathroom walls that said ‘all Americans must die,’” said a woman, who said she wanted to remain anonymous to protect her relative, who works inside the plant.
She said that she didn’t see the writing herself but is aware of what’s going on from others.
“One day last week, someone set the women’s bathroom on fire, and they finally put a security guard at the bathroom door,” the woman said.
She said workers are scared.
“Some of them are afraid. They’ve been talking about it and worried about it and wondering what Tyson is going to do about it,” she said.
“We have not been asked to come down to Tyson to make any kind of official report,” said Chief Austin Swing.
But Swing said the department has been asked to provide an armed, off-duty officer to patrol inside the plant through the holidays. Tyson didn’t explain the reason why.
“I guess I’m assuming now, but he’s just there for some type of security reason or to maybe to put people at ease who work there,” said Swing.
He said he believes Tyson has already removed the graffiti and is conducting its own investigation into who’s responsible.
“They’ve doubled up the guards in the guard shack outside,” the anonymous woman said.
Some at the plant are concerned.
“They’ve complained for years, as to why these people are being hired in our food department when we are worried about our safety as Americans, you know, and that’s something we all need to think about,” she said.
Tyson said in a statement “the security of our facilities is important to our company.”
The FBI did not returned Channel 4′s request of whether it’s involved.
Extra security for Americans, in America? No FBI investigation? No clamoring from Holder or Obama?
Shelbyville is the same plant where Tyson Foods dropped Labor Day for an Islamic holiday, and added Muslim prayer rooms:
…in addition to the observance of the Muslim holiday, “two prayer rooms have been created to allow Muslim workers to pray twice a day and return to work without leaving the plant.”
“In addition to regular, non-paid breaks, all Team Members are allotted a seven-minute paid break,” the Tyson spokesman said. “Some Team Members choose to pray during this time.”
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