22 March 2007

Muslim cashiers get accommodation at Minneapolis Target

Several Muslim cashiers working at Target stores in Minneapolis have lately been refusing to ring up pork products, sometimes calling in non-Muslim cashiers to help, and sometimes asking customers to scan in their own pork purchases. In response to this situation, the affected stores have given the Muslim cashiers involved other options, including wearing gloves and moving to other positions within the stores.

As pointed out in the article, this has not been an issue elsewhere in the US.

Meanwhile, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport authorities are considering punishments for Muslim taxi drivers who are refusing to transport passengers carrying alcohol (Associated Press).

I believe Target has to be praised for its patience. Meanwhile, if the cashiers don't want to scan in pork products, why would they work for a store that sells pork?

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