Celebrating Eid in Tennessee
by Clay Staggs
Ran across this headline on the web a few days ago:
Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
The full story is available here.
I have reread this thing several times, and I can’t get over two things. First, are there really that many Muslims in Shelbyville, Tennessee? And working at a poultry plant?
But, more importantly, what’s so mind boggling about this is that a LABOR UNION has voted to ditch LABOR DAY as a paid holiday!! That it’s ditched for some far-flung religious holiday is just icing on the cake.
Am I living in bizarro-world?