A War of Belief Turns into a War of Religion!
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Two Muslim truck drivers win a law-suit
- Star Transport in 2009 dismissed the services of two Muslim truck drivers Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale for refusing the delivery of alcohol.
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled in favor of the Muslim truck drivers awarding them with $240,000 against compensatory damages.
Ever thought that the US jury would be accountable for their ruling! Recently, the US jury ruled in favor of two Somalian-American Muslims who were fired from their jobs at Star Transport when they refused to transport alcohol because it violated their religious beliefs. According to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Star Transport failed to accommodate the truck driver’s religious belief which is against America’s fundamental principles of religious freedom and tolerance.
While the Muslim drivers will receive compensation from Star Transport for the untimely damages, a few renowned personalities in the nation have defied the jury’s verdict. The scholars convict the jury to be religiously biased as the same rules and procedures don’t apply for others who stand up for their beliefs. These groups of people are either forced to close businesses, charged with heavy fines or thrown in jail.
While the battle of religion brews in this secular nation, we wonder when people will stop cribbing over such petite issues.