VIDEO: Ilhan Omar joins Muslim Amazon workers protesting that they don’t have enough time to pray
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Khadra Ibrahin, a 28-year-old single mother of two and Somali immigrant living in Minneapolis, has been working at Amazon’s Shakopee fulfillment center for two years.
As a practicing Muslim, Ibrahin tries to pray five times a day. But because Amazon has the warehouse associates working on a strict hourly packing quota, she says she cannot take a prayer break. Associates are pressured to “make rate,” with the rate number increasing and decreasing depending on the season’s demand. The warehouse’s current packing rate is 240 boxes an hour, Ibrahin says, but it’s gone as high as 400. Associates are penalized if they fall behind this rate; they can get a write-up from a manager if they are too slow, which can lead to them being terminated.
The article goes on to state the following:
Ibrahin says most of the 3,000 workers at the Minneapolis-area warehouse are from the East African immigrant community (Amazon says that number is 30 percent). On Friday, she joined many of these Amazon employees, as well as the local Minnesota community and politicians such as Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, the first Somali American elected to Congress, and rallied outside of the warehouse in protest of Amazon’s work conditions. Local press counted about 100 people who attended.
Newly elected Democrat Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Somalian refugee, joined the protesting Amazon employees on Friday.
Omar noted that the workers were shipping out packages so people could celebrate their holidays, and said that the people receiving those gifts “need to know that every worker here is not fully happy. Their dignity is not being uplifted,” she said, adding, “For the honest work they’re putting in, that is not being respected… and when we work, we expect there to be dignity, respect, and fair compensation. We expect working standards, where people feel like they’re coming to a place of work, where they’re not only making happy, but fulfilling their mission.”
Proud to stand with @Amazon workers in Shakopee as they stand up and fight for fair treatment and safe, welcoming working conditions.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 14, 2018
Minneapolis: Muslim workers at Amazon demand more time to pray during work hours: Another Muslim workplace lawsuit in order to impose Islam on the workplace. This is what they do. https://t.co/UOJe6cWglG pic.twitter.com/kaADFbQc6M
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) December 17, 2018
“Breaks make our rate slow down, and then we’d be at risk of getting fired, and so most of the time we choose prayer over bathroom, and have learned to balance our bodily needs.” https://t.co/5w6FzZwpZV
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 15, 2018
— Press TV (@PressTV) December 17, 2018
Amazon has been censoring voices of reason and siding with Islamists. Now they’ve fallen in their own trap:
Muslim Amazon workers say they don’t have enough time to pray. Now they’re fighting for their rights.
Amazon Mosque 🕌 https://t.co/GOSevZc1fQ
— Imam Mohammad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) December 15, 2018
We all love next day delivery, but do we think about the working conditions at #Amazon warehouses?
— About Islam (@AbtIslamNet) December 17, 2018
— The Manager Politic (@managerpolitic) December 17, 2018
These poor Somali refugees having to work & meet goals. This must be worse than the horror they fled, or something. #ShutUpAndDoYourJob
If having to adhere to work requirements everyone else must meet is so awful you could always quit or return to Somaliahttps://t.co/8IOF5tkKhb
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 17, 2018
Somali leaders with the Muslim Coalition of ISAIAH (MCI), Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota (CAIR MN) and community allies are gathered outside the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee to protest racial disparities and other working conditions. pic.twitter.com/9Jc4OCIHaA
— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) December 14, 2018
— Pioneer Press (@PioneerPress) December 16, 2018
Days after Muslim MN Rep Ilhan Omar openly mocked Pence’s Christian faith
Ilhan was caught w/ CAIR (tied to terror org Hamas) making DEMANDS that Amazon must give Muslim employees longer prayer times and less work!
Amazon already provides mats, space to pray for Muslim workers! pic.twitter.com/ZEyphOMHia
— Christus Patriot (@ChristusPatriot) December 17, 2018
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