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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
originally posted by: deadeyedick
a reply to: Krazysh0t
jihad watch is not safe for work?
That is the first legit comment made so far if it turns out to be true.
On what grounds do you make that claim?
On the grounds that my work filter refused the connection.
originally posted by: deadeyedick
God forbid us holding our leaders responsible for what happens on their watch.
Tell me just what is Obama responsible for if anything?
Fact is that our economy will not stand up to such injustices going unchecked and you probably know someone that owns a business that will be effected by this ruling eventually. This is clearly jihad...
Jihad Watch is a blog affiliated with the David Horowitz Freedom Center (an organisation described as being far-right by the Southern Poverty Law Center). Run by Catholic blogger Robert Spencer, it has been described as one of the main homes of the anti-Islamic, right-wing counterjihad movement on the internet.
According to the website, a theology of violent jihad, which denies non-Muslims and women equality, human rights, and dignity has been present throughout the history of Islam. Jihad Watch says that it is "dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology plays in the modern world, and to correct popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts."
It has been repeatedly criticised by numerous academics who believe that it promotes an Islamophobic worldview and conspiracy theories.
If anything the site seeks to maintain you ability to have a job.
originally posted by: vonclod
All sites are banned at my work as Im supposed to be working and not f'ing around on the internet..I don't get the sports channel either..should I quit?
PEORIA, Ill. - Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated federal law by failing to accommodate two employees because of their religion, Islam, and discharging them, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.
The lawsuit alleged that Star Transport refused to provide two employees with an accommodation of their religious beliefs when it terminated their employment because they refused to deliver alcohol. According to EEOC District Director John P. Rowe, who supervised administrative investigation prior to filing the lawsuit, "Our investigation revealed that Star could have readily avoided assigning these employees to alcohol delivery without any undue hardship, but chose to force the issue despite the employees' Islamic religion."
Failure to accommodate the religious beliefs of employees, when this can be done without undue hardship, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion. The EEOC filed suit, (EEOC v. Star Transport, Inc., Civil Action No. 13 C 01240-JES-BGC, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois in Peoria, assigned to U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid), after first attempting to reach a voluntary settlement through its statutory conciliation process. The agency seeks back pay and compensatory and punitive damages for the fired truck drivers and an order barring future discrimination and other relief.
John Hendrickson, the EEOC Regional Attorney for the Chicago District Office said, "Everyone has a right to observe his or her religious beliefs, and employers don't get to pick and choose which religions and which religious practices they will accommodate. If an employer can reasonably accommodate an employee's religious practice without an undue hardship, then it must do so. That is a principle which has been memorialized in federal employment law for almost50 years, and it is why EEOC is in this case."