Muslims In America Need to Get Real
A 24 year old female employee at Disneyland in California has decided -
after two years on the job as hostess at a restaurant in one of the Disney
hotels - that she should be wearing a hijab, the Muslim head scarf. She
advised Disney of this decision and was told that the hijab did not conform
to the Disney dress code, and that she could not wear the hijab while at work.
Disney did offer to come up with some type of hat, and the employee declined.
They then offered to find her a job elsewhere in the restaurant, but she
declined that as well, saying that “I don’t want to be shoved in the back
where no one can see me.”
For four days, she came to work wearing the hijab, and for four days
she was sent home without pay. On the fourth day, a crowd of about
50 Muslims showed up with her, protesting that she was being denied
her rights to Freedom of Religion, among others.
Never mind that Disney has had the same dress code in effect since 1957.
Which is, to project a clean, wholesome image to the millions of people
visiting Disney attractions each year.
I hope Disney stands tough on this issue. If they were to cave on this
issue, one can only imagine future issues. A female Muslim employee
wearing a burka. A skin head wearing a swastika. Eye, nose, and lip
piercings. Tshirts promoting drug use. The list is endless.
There is also the mosque issue in Manhattan. The Muslims could
build their new mosque in any number of sites in New York, but
seem determined to build near Ground Zero, to the horror and
discomfort of millions of Americans.
These are just two issues confronting the American people. But one
can anticipate a ground swell of future issues as the Muslims try to
force themselves and their customs upon American society.
American Muslims would have us to believe they are just like us, wanting
nothing more than to live in peace and to feed, clothe, and house their
families. If that’s truly their goal, then there’s an American term they
need to learn….it’s called ‘Assimilate.”
Freedom of Religion is not the trump card over all things. In this example
a business has the right to determine how they want their employees to dress.
Public perception is tantamount to the success of many, if not most, businesses
in America. To suggest that this woman’s desire to wear a hijab trumps a
dress code that has been successful for over 50 years, is asinine.
The small grocer down the street – an East Indian – makes and sells pizza.
One day I saw him making a ground beef pizza. I asked him, if beef wasn’t
contrary to his Hindu belief. His answer to me was “In India, I don’t sell
beef. But I am in America, and American people want beef. So I sell beef.
But I don’t eat it.”
Pay attention, Muslims!! If you want acceptance in America, you will need to
adapt to the American customs and cultures. Not the other way around.
On a personal note, I think there should be a moratorium on allowing any
more Muslims into America. We have enough problems to resolve without
having to deal with people who come here and decide they don’t like our
laws, customs, and cultures; and vow their intention to change us. Fooey