VIDEO: Ilhan Omar joins Muslim Amazon workers protesting that they don’t have enough time to pray

DECEMBER 17, 2018

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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.”

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19 Comments

  1. Kathy December 17th, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Here we go. Now a problem with work. Amazon fire them all.

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  2. Yvonne December 17th, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Poor suffering moslem foreigners:. They chose to live in the West so must become civilized and adapt to Western culture. Otherwise grab the best freighter or camel caravan and head back to the middle east. We refuse to succumb to their primitive backward rationale and presence in our society.

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  3. Tracey December 17th, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Again….what a bummer. 😂 don’t like the rules, find another job…in a country that allows it. Thank you have a nice day!

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  4. Melanie Cronn December 17th, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    U knew the rules when u signed on, u knew! Why should the company fall behind in their work just to accommodate these people. U don’t like it, find another effing job!

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  5. Anne December 17th, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Seriously, a business is in the business of creating more business to keep it in business and so has no business engaging in any business that does not promote its business!

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  6. Wpat December 17th, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    these folkswere ” flown” in to Minnesota and Kansas City during the Clinton Administration to change the demographics of the area. That is a fact. The chaos on the southern border is nothing but a later chapter in the same book checkout Pelosi’s smile in the picture.

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  7. Joanne December 17th, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Its called work, thus is how we the United States of America does it. If you don’t like the way it works here, go back to your country so you have your time to pray. You get paid to WORK here.

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  8. Douglas Schmitt December 17th, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Now that the assholes are electing Muslims into office this is what happens. Their whole plan is to take over from within, and as long as the STUPID libtards elect this people this is what’s going to happen. A ndbyou know Amazon will bend to what they want

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  9. Teresa December 17th, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Looks like an Amazon boycott will be in my future if they give in to people!!!

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  10. Judy December 17th, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    You’re in America baby! It’s how we do it here. I like to pray too but I never got time away from my job to do it. If that’s a custom in whatever country that they came from, well…

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  11. Ron December 17th, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    That’s what you get for allowing these assholes in this country. Good! And when they force infidels out of their jobs then what will be done. NOTHING just like they are being allowed to do the things they’re getting away with now. Nobody gets paid time for praying!!! Stop the BULLSHIT!

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  12. Patrick Miller December 17th, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    No one ask you to come to America. We don’t go to your country and insist you work a straight 8 hour day and with 2 breaks. Don’t come here demanding america changes to your way of thinking. You can practice your religion on your own time. Amazon, hold your ground. America, hold your ground. Don’t let crap like this happen by a minority group.

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  13. E K Casey-Shaw December 17th, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    I’m sure your work hrs were explained to you when you were hired. Pray 5 times a day by praying before you leave for work, morning break, lunch break, afternoon break, & when you get home.

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  14. Sharon December 18th, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Would a Christian be allowed to kneel and pray publicly even once a day during working hours without someone putting a stop to it??? Merry Christmas!

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  15. Barbara December 18th, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I see no reason America should change to accommodate Muslims. They have the same freedom of religion as the rest of us – but not MORE. If they want to live the old way they should go back to the old country. If not assimilate.

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  16. Jo December 18th, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Boo Hoo! CRY me River!! Assimilate to our Country Or LEAVE!! SIMPLE AS THAT. We WILL NOT bend to this!! That is a workplace, you get paid to Work. It is Not A Mosque!! Get to work!!

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  17. Cindy December 18th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    If it’s like everywhere else, they’ll get their way. Not trying to be negative but they do!

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  18. Verna December 18th, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    If our jobs an rules are not good enough for you then just pack your bags and go back home and live the way you want to live

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  19. Your Name Here December 19th, 2018 at 11:53 am

    This is a load of horseshit.
    A friend of my daughter’s used to work at the Minneapolis fulfillment center. She said the Somalis already get plenty of prayer breaks and can basically do whatever they want, while everyone else has to sprint across the warehouse to the bathroom and sprint back, all in a space of 5 minutes. They already get preferential treatment, now they want more? Stop whining and find another job if you don’t like it. This is why my daughter’s friend quit that job.

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