Kudos to the thousands of Atlas and SIOA members who voiced their concern to Wegman's over the halal checkout line, a story/action alert Atlas broke over the weekend here. Apparently it was not corporate policy but one dhimmi employee who took it upon himself to give special rights to a Muslim employee.
We applaud Wegman's decision to restore the checkout line for all foods. SHOP WEGMAN'S! I strongly recommend that Atlas readers politely write a thank you note to Wegmans.
Thanks to Donald for sending in the email.
From: Jo Natale
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 10:12 AM
Subject: RE: "Sharia-compliant" policies
It is not Wegmans’ policy to permit signage like this for any religious or lifestyle reason. The decision to post the sign was made at store level by a single employee, and it has since been reversed. The sign has been removed. We have coached the store on other ways they could have addressed the concerns of this employee, who knew when she took the job that it would include handling these products. We apologize if this has offended anyone.
Jo Natale, director of media relations
Wegmans Food Markets | Consumer Affairs
1500 Brooks Ave. | Rochester, NY | 14603