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I applaud their decision, and as an ex muslim myself i stand strong behind this group of people in their conviction.
A decision by the chain store Wegmans Food Markets to refuse service to the Ex-Muslims of North America on grounds that the organization might offend their Muslim workers has been overturned after the group threatened legal action. The Fairfax Virginia chapter of Ex-Muslims of North America attempted to order a cake from Wegmans to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the founding of their chapter in a private celebration. "The request included a picture of the Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) name and logo, with a caption of 'Congratulations on 3 years!'" according to a statement from EXMNA, "but was refused by an associate from the Fairfax [Virginia] branch of the popular chain, stating that the request was 'offensive.'" The group was outraged by the refusal of service “I’m shocked by the denial,” said Muhammad Syed, the president of EXMNA. “There is nothing about our name or logo that can be considered offensive to any reasonable individual. There are some, however, who take our very existence as an affront to their faith, and to them I have only this to say: We have every right to exist and be proud of who we are, and we won’t back down.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national non-profit which provides legal support in cases that threatening the separation between religion and state sent a letter to Wegmans demanding that the cake be made without charge and that Wegmans educate its muslim workforce about the rights of non-religious groups to be respected just as religious groups are.
Just about right, they were refused service by the store management so not to offend their muslim workers who would have to bake the bloody cake....shades of obama's do not offend muslims at any cost....
We have a group of former Muslims, that have renounced their faith, refused service BY MUSLIMS at a store IN AMERICA?
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: tommo39
If Wegman's wants to be PC, they should start with their name. They will have to now be known as Wegperson's.
This whole business that you can offend anyone in the worl, except those that shall not be named, should be a huge wake up call for all that refuse to see.
"That you are a slave, Neil. Like everyone else. Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. "
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: tommo39
There are some who take anything Muslim to be news worthy.
Lets see, can we think of a new muslim bashing arena that hasn't been posted yet...