NY: @Wegmans Market Creates Sharia-Compliant Checkout Line for Muslim Cashier

This is how it creeps. via Atlas ShrugsIslamization of the Workplace: Wegman’s Adheres to Sharia, Halal Checkout Line for Muslim Cashier.

Wegman’s has put up a sign asking customers buying pork or alcohol not to use a particular checkout line when a Muslim teenager is on duty as the cashier.

More islamization of the marketplace. This is a pattern.

If you dont want to handle meat that’s not halal, work for a Muslim butcher. Don’t take a job at Wegman’s, Wal-mart or Target. But it is not about that. It’s about imposing Islam on non-Muslims. Special accommodations for a “special class.” This is part of a systematic campaign to impose the sharia on the secular marketplace. Muslim workers suing Disney over their sixty-year-old dress code or Muslim cashiers suing Wal-Mart and Target over their refusal to handle meat that is not halal is all part of a much larger supremacist effort. It has succeeded in Europe, which is all but doomed. They mean to replicate it here. This is well documented in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.

Wegmans Foods Markets, Inc.
c/o Jo Natale, Public Relations
1500 Brooks Avenue
PO Box 30844
Rochester, NY 14603-0844
Customer Affairs: 1-800-WEGMANS (934-6267)
Email: jo.natale@wegmans.com

The media shapes the story like it’s a great thing and oh doesn’t everyone thinks it’s a great idea? No, we don’t.

Sign at Wegmans draws attention

It’s a first for Wegmans in this area. They’ve put up a sign asking customers buying pork or alcohol not to use a particular checkout line when a Muslim teenager is on duty as the cashier.

The sign went up a week ago at their Lyell Avenue store.

Wegmans says they haven’t gotten any in store complaints and Wegmans was very upfront about the cashier. They just wouldn’t allow us in the store to talk with her or customers.

Spokeswoman Jo Natale says the cashier is a teenaged girl who wears a head covering. She told her supervisor she was uncomfortable handling those items because of religious reasons. So the store manager who had experience with this type of situation outside of Rochester decided to put up a small sign whenever the girl was at the checkout counter.

It says, “If your order contains pork or alcohol product, we respectfully ask that you choose another lane.”

Wegmans also says the girl has been coached what to say if customers ask why. People News10NBC spoke with outside the Lyell Avenue Wegmans store said they were okay with it and one even knows Christians who don’t like the idea of serving alcohol.

Bernard Thomas said, “I feel like if they’re going to hire her and she’s got to have the job, why shouldn’t we respect her. Just go to another cashier.”

Darlene Hucko said, “I would respect her beliefs and go to the next line if I had alcohol.

Levato said, “You think that’s okay.”

Hucko said, “I think it is okay.”

Alex Gritsvuta said, “I’m from a Christian background and waiters…the Christian girls that I know have a problem serving alcohol to people in a bar. Not in the bar necessarily, maybe in the restaurant.”

It’s not ok and should not be tolerated. If you want to live in an Islamic country you are free to do so. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not want to live under sharia law. Contact Wegmans and your elected officials.

Update: via the comments below:

I wrote to JO and this is the reply I got…

It is not Wegmans’ policy to permit signage like this for any religious or lifestyle reason. The decision to post the sign was made at store level by a single employee, and it has since been reversed. The sign has been removed. We have coached the store on other ways they could have addressed the concerns of this employee, who knew when she took the job that it would include handling these products. We apologize if this has offended anyone.

Jo Natale, director of media relations
Wegmans Food Markets | Consumer Affairs
1500 Brooks Ave. | Rochester, NY | 14603
phone: 585.429.3627 | intercompany: 8500.3627 | email: jo.natale@wegmans.com | website: http://www.wegmans.com

 

 

148 Responses

  1. The way to stop this is to not shop at that grocery store and let the store’s owners know you won’t be shopping there and why.

    • I WILL NO LONGER SHOP AT WEGMANS IF THEY DO NOT ISSUE AN APOLOGY FOR GIVING A PERSON OF THE RELIGION THAT BROUGHT US 911 SPECIAL TREATMENT!

      I WILL CHOOSE WAL-MART AND TOPS INSTEAD!

      I GO TO LYELL AVE WEGMANS OFTEN AND I KNOW THE HEAD CASHIER WEARS A HEAD SCARF AND I FEEL SHE IS WANTING SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR HER KIND.

      THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED BY ME AND MY FAMILY!

      CAN THE CATHOLIC CASHIERS REFUSE TO RING UP BIRTH CONTROL AND CONDOMS?

      CAN THOSE WHO DISLIKE BLACKS NOT SERVE THEM IN THEIR LINES?

      HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN IN SOME RELIGIONS, CAN A CASHIER REFUSE TO SERVE THOSE WHO ARE HOLDING HANDS AND ARE GAY?

      THIS IS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS MAKING WEGMANS THE WRONG PLACE FOR MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO DO OUR SHOPPING!

      • Good for you!

      • Right on, Pinecone and Babs from New York city!!

      • Isn’t Wegman a Jewish surname!!!

        • Sadly, yes, it is a Jewish name, and as one who is Jewish, what about an aisle for the Orthodox Jews not to handle pork, shellfish or serve women. This is typical liberal Jewish guilt at play here and I will opine about this in my blog: http://www.sanfordspeaksout.blogspot.com not to mention calling for all my friends in VA to not shop at those Wegmans.

        • No, Sdanford. The Wegman family Is not Jewish. They have done more to serve and meet the religious needs of our community in Northern Virginia and in other parts of the Northeast than most chains do, including setting up an entire Kosher counter at the Fairfsx store. No one is accusing us of “Judaizing” our society. Wegman’s is also required by law to make religious accommodations for employees. That would include giving Orthodox employees Shabbat off. Wegman’s isd oy comlyong with the secular law by accommodating the Muslim teenager.

          • If that is true then why are Christians not given Sundays off so that they can attend church? I believe that you are incorrect about these “laws” to accommodate employees religious requests.

          • Can you really , truly not distinguish between the availability of a Kosher section where anyone may browse and puchase, and a checkout line that prohibits customers from purchasing pork, etc? Have a you seen a corresponding checkout lane for Orthodox Jews, anywhere? And you are misapplying those religious accomodations laws to this situation…they are applicable only insofar as they prohibit an employee from worship…they are not applicable to the aspects of a religon that do not hinge on worship…refusing to handle certain products in a work area in which one has voluntarily sought employment is not deemed a necessity of worship.

        • No it is not…sorry, your anti-semitism is showing

        • I say all that live near that location purposely go there and get a six pack and some pork products and stand in her line only,she will get the message soon enough.

          • Wow…you want to bully a young girl out of her job?….if you really feel the need to put the pressure on her for her beliefs, you should re-think your issues here. I am a Christian and feel that everyone should be considerate of those around them. Just go to another line with Pork….this is not an invasion. Find a hobby, you have too much time on your hands.

          • I have to agree – and to Anony-it has nothing to do with bullying it has to do with this is the USA one country UNDER GOD not Allah!!

      • THIS PROCEDURE;sets precedent;this is THE MOST DANGEROUS OVER-ALL FORM OF CREEPING SHARIA.Do not forget about the Butterballs being sacrificed to Allah and then sold to the public for ”’thanks day””thank you butter heads!Ihope you vendors know who butters yo bread!!!The gov is doing the same thing;setting PRECEDENTS IN PROCEDURE;ISLAM IS BEING MELDED INTO U.S. LAW AND SOCIETAL FUNCTIONS VIA THE UNITED NATIONS MANDATE…………..THERE IS NO LONGER A U.S. GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE;ONLY A PROXY GOVERNMENT OF AMERICA ANSWERING TO ,,,,,,,,,,,,,MR. 666.Your not going to winn against Islam or any other ridiculous religion until you have the knowledge ;understanding and wisdom required to accomplish the desired goal;THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF CREEP THAT COME A CREEPING .NOT JUST SHARIA………BUT.WHEN THESE CREEPERS BAND TOGETHER YOU GOT TROUBLE IN RIVER CITY!!!!WELCOME TO RIVER CITY AMERICA!

      • you made some great comments…and you said it loud and clear….I hope Walmart will not follow suit!

      • Same in Brockport…I will not buy anything ther etil this is done away with…let them open their own specialized markets if they want special treatments! Hundreds of us here are more than upset with this!

      • Amen,
        That puts the matter into context, I live in the UK where we have a high proportion of muslim shops and stores, I have never seen such a thing and know that under UK law it would be tantamount to inciting racial hatred, and would not be tolerated. This girls intolerance of the Western society in which she lives, and the stupidity of the store management in allowing it, beggars belief.

      • Boycott should be the order of the day plain and simple! All pork and peanut orders should use that line!

      • Here is a reply we rec’d from Wegman’s:
        We received your email and we thank you for taking the time to contact us. It is not Wegmans’ policy to permit signage like this for any religious or lifestyle reason. The decision to post the sign was made at store level, and it has since been reversed. We have coached the store on other ways they could have addressed the concerns of this employee, who knew when she took the job that it would include handling these products. We apologize if this has offended anyone.

        Good for them!

      • you got that right…good for you

    • this is what happens when you let towel heads in this country

    • I sent them this email…I see that you have acquiesced to the demands of a muslim cashier by having your ‘numerous’ customers use a different line if they have alcohol or pork in their carts. That is outrageous! Your HR department needs to have a disclaimer that gives explicit details of what is expected of the job. As you may not be aware, CAIR is speaking at the mosques and advising muslims what to demand on their jobs. Such examples are muslim dress codes, muslim holidays, time off to go to Mecca, prayer time, foot baths installed in restrooms, and prayer rooms. Non-compliance to their demands equals a law suit against you. Be prepared.You just opened the door to all of it. Now, how do you really feel about your decision? Good luck with that!

    • I wrote to JO and this is the reply I got. Good for Wegmans!

      It is not Wegmans’ policy to permit signage like this for any religious or lifestyle reason. The decision to post the sign was made at store level by a single employee, and it has since been reversed. The sign has been removed. We have coached the store on other ways they could have addressed the concerns of this employee, who knew when she took the job that it would include handling these products. We apologize if this has offended anyone.

      Jo Natale, director of media relations
      Wegmans Food Markets | Consumer Affairs
      1500 Brooks Ave. | Rochester, NY | 14603
      phone: 585.429.3627 | intercompany: 8500.3627 | email: jo.natale@wegmans.com | website: http://www.wegmans.com

    • bullshit. i will go to whatever lane i choose. i didnt put my life on the line for 22 years for this stupid pc crap.

    • What are you going to do the CUSTOMER who refused to use another line and decides to CHECK OUT on that lane? Are you going to refuse service? You had better get a grip on your “policy” if you still want to stay in business in a “FREE” COUNTRY!!!! As for me, I will NOT change lines….and if anything, I’m going to STOCK UP on PORK just that the cashier will HAVE TO HANDLE those items!!!!

  2. I want to carry by six-pack and pork chops in this lane!!!!!

    • I just sent my letter……..

      I am not going to wait EXTRA TIME because YOU feel it required to kiss up to that Muslim kid. I think you guys are stupid about this, and I am taking my business – and all my friends business to Target & WalMart. I hope you think this is a great decision because you just lost revenue for your political correctness. I wonder how many are just stopping going to your store. I know I did.

      Enjoy the failure.

      • Hopefully all of the customers will leave and they are forced to close down.

      • I like your way of putting it. My above comment is what I Emailed Wegmans about issuing an apology.

      • good job David.

      • Thank you and everybody else who responded/reacted to this. It warms my American non-IslamE heart to see that the real people won. The management has removed the sign and I believe had a good ass chewing from corporate.

        Good work to each and every one of you who took to the keyboard or phone on this and/or encouraged others to do so.

        The only reason Muzzie get anywhere is because they are active. It is good to see some good ol’ American action!

    • Better still, break up the six pack into six separate cans. Now she will have to handle the alcohol six times.

      • WICKED SINNERS!REPENT;SUBMIT;OR PAY THE SIN TAX TO THE FED AND STATE AND LOCAL.THERE IS A BLUE LITE AND A BLUE LAW ON YOU………

    • What are you going to do the CUSTOMER who refused to use another line and decides to CHECK OUT on that lane? Are you going to refuse service? You had better get a grip on your “policy” if you still want to stay in business in a “FREE” COUNTRY!!!! As for me, I will NOT change lines….and if anything, I’m going to STOCK UP on PORK just that the cashier will HAVE TO HANDLE those items!!!!

  3. This is totally asinine!
    I buy bacon and beer here in Jakarta, take my proud purchases to the cashier, who is frequently a head-scarf wearer, and get served in a perfectly normal manner.
    Unless one tries to force them to have a sip or a nibble, which of course we don’t, there’s never any hassle.
    Some stores don’t stock non-halal – http://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/lotte-mart-wake-up-to-customer-service-bacon-and-beer-required/
    – but plenty do!
    Clearly either the management or the cashier in Wegman’s is bigoted.
    Boycott them!

  4. Any store that pulls this crap should be boycotted and closed down! You FU@&ING muzzies want a sharia compliant store, get the HELL out of the United States and go to Iran or what ever country has them and don’t come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • i agree! get out of the US…

    • Are you referring to the one in the white house? That one wants a sharia compliant USA. They can and will NOT even prosecute the saudi that attempted to blow up the white house. Its not a crime if a high value saudi does it.

      Find the head of the Islamic snake in the US? Hint: he used to be a foreign student. Yes, its Barry!

  5. Boycott this whole chain. Let the owners know why and that the boycott will not end until this policy is stopped immediately.

  6. Another store to cross off the list to do business with. Hope they have enough MUZZIES to suport them. LOCK AND LOAD

  7. Wegmans Foods Markets, Inc.
    c/o Jo Natale, Public Relations
    1500 Brooks Avenue
    PO Box 30844
    Rochester, NY 14603-0844
    Customer Affairs: 1-800-WEGMANS (934-6267)
    Email: jo.natale@wegmans.com

    The media shapes the story like it’s a great thing and oh doesn’t everyone thinks it’s a great idea? No, we don’t.

    • Any ideas on getting the media to do a followup story on the sign? It would be a way to show the dhimmis who think nothing can stop them that there is indeed hope.

  8. Maybe Catholics should put up a sign they don’t want to handle condoms or birth control items. See how that would go!

  9. A point of reference here: This whole thing can go away if we simply recognize that Islam is NOT a religion. It is a nation-state and a totalitarian political ideology. Muslims are agents of a foreign nation-state and should be required to abide by the rules established for persons of that status.

    Islam is the invention of “the prophet Mohammed”, a minor Bedouin desert chieftain to a)make himself wealthy and powerful, b) raise an army to keep himself wealthy and powerful and c) ensure an unending supply of victims for his sexual predilections.

    Allah, by the way, is actually a minor Bedouin God of the Moon.

  10. Why would a corporation bow to one person? Is she allowed to leave an pray 5 times a day? I think what I would do is to get into her line and “forget” that a had a slab of bacon in the bottom of the cart. What would she do? Would she have to call a supervisor to finish ringing me out? Just think if this happened 10 times a day. lol

  11. This is ridiculous. There are Jewish pork butchers and, in Israel, Jewish pig farmers. If this girl does not want to handle packaging containing pork or alcohol (not the actual products!) then she should get a job elsewhere. You don’t see Mormons working in bars and coffee shops but refusing to serve booze and coffee. They would be fired.

  12. the meat is wrapped,and the alcohol in a bottle- this girl is a LIAR and making a fuss to get attention – there is no prohibition for MUSLIMS to sell these products – they are only forbidden to EAT or DRINK them- funny how JEWS, who do not eat any pork, and have many special dietray restrictions, have lived and worked in USA since before it was the United Staes and have not needed any special consideration.
    If this girl is so damn religious she should not be working anyway, but at home having babies for ISLAM. If you object tothe way a company runs do not apply for a job there!!! if youcan’t do a job it is not for the BOSS or the company to change the jobto suit your demands.
    I would fire her for refusing to do the job properly. As pointed out why the hell should WE non Muslims be inconvenienced for HER nonsense and fabricated issues?? I am pretty sure she is trying to get fired so she can sue this company for “discrimination” while she is the one saked FOR discrimination for herself.

  13. If Muslims want to be Halal Then they should go to a store that specifically handels Muslim ready products. There are Muslims stores in the Rochester and Buffalo area that can handle Halal requests. The problem with Wegmans is that it is situated in Rochester a one horse Hick town with Big city problems. There is a backwards Corporate-farmer attitude with the Multi-national Corporate Structure all that has abandon Downtown Rochester and has left desolate and frought with poverty and depredation. Like Kodak ands Baush and Lom and Zerox etc.

  14. It’s simple. Just do not ever shop in there again. and I mean ever.
    It’s all about Money and when you cut off the money you stop
    this crap.

    It is inexcusable and unforgivable for Wegman’s to do this so I hope they go bankrupt and soon.

    Any and all companies who pull this %$#@ in US deserve to bankrupt.

    We the People (meaning American citizens) have a zero tolerance policy for this PC crap, and we out number them by 99%.

    Bowing to the same evil terrorist bastards who killed our innocent 9-11 victims, our Ft. Hood Soldiers, and so many terrorists attacks against
    infidels , well by God now it is our turn.

    WEGMANS CAN GO TO HELL

    • Our local Wegmans closed down recently. They put the store in about four years ago. I shopped there only about five times. I’m so glad that it went under now that I see this!

  15. Worst part Local News stations called about this and Their reply… Story is NOT NEWS WORTHY… Channel 10 in particular.

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  17. Could you imagine a company delegating a special checkout line to appease a Jewish, Christian or a Buddhist cashier?
    I’m a Christian, my religion sets Sunday aside for worship. I’ve spent most of my working life having to work on Sundays because that what the job required. I had the freedom to choose to work elsewhere if I didn’t like it. This person has that same freedom. If they are offended about the products that are sold at this store, then they are free to work elsewhere. THAT is what America is all about! NOT forcing others to change their rules to accommodate your religious beliefs. Somewhere along the line people have confused diversity with conformity.

  18. Gee, this almost makes me wish I lived in that area so that I could shop at this Wegmans just to purchase pork products and alcohol and deliberately go to her checkout. If she refused to check me out or if management would make me go to a different checkout line,I’d file a discrimination law suit against this store!

  19. I am suppose to embrace homosexuality, pedophilia and socialism but the Muslims can’t go through the same line as me if I’m buying ribs? Wegmans doesn’t think there is a double standard here? I want my own homosexual, pedophile, socialist – free check out line. No, I want my own check out line, that says for Holly Lamb ONLY. Oh, well I don’t have a Wegman’s near me, if I did, I’d make a point of going to that line with cheap booze, baby back ribs touting I’m a Lesbian just to let them know I’m as tolerant as the next person

  20. New York sounds like a great place for Stand Up America Now with Terry Jones to hold a rally against Special Muslim Privileges.

  21. I worked in a grocery store about 20 years ago. I asked for Sunday mornings off so that I could go to church. The company gave me two options. 1) trade Sundays with another worker who also wanted Sunday morning off for church; 2) get a job somewhere else.

    • Exactly when does the wage earner get to tell the wage payer what to do? I must have missed that in school. I’m thankful I have a job in this economy!!! Thankful to God not Allah

  22. Let the Muslim child get a job in a Muslim owned store.

  23. The workplace has to be religion-neutral. You can observe your religion, but you can’t impose your religion on other people.

    This is where Wegman’s errs. A nurse can’t impose limitations on her own job requirements for religious reasons on others. She is free to observe what only affects herself. One nurse, one job, one floor.

  24. Plug Wegmans into Google. Then pull up contact. You get a whole page where you can leave your name and address. I did. I asked them if they had a kosher jew checkout lane? And then suggested that they run the kosher products through the muslim sharia check out lane! That would be a hoot! Instead of getting change back, one would have to leave it in the cashregister as jizya on the way out! Ha!

  25. she can use rubber gloves. many of our local muslim stores sell ham, alcohol and cigarettes. who is she kidding.

    • She must need money and is waiting to be let go so she can sue.

      • CAIR is standing in the wings, peering around the curtain, ready to pounce on this one!

        • When CAIR steps in Wegman will pay up

        • I’m sure you are right! CAIR is probably drooling over this one.

        • “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has consistently and persistently condemned terrorism and the killing of innocent civilians. CAIR has also organized fatwas, petition drives, placed advertisements in national and local newspapers, ran public service announcements on television and radio stations, helped local Mosques across the United States in holding open houses, published Op-Eds in local and national newspapers, conducted inter-faith meetings and worked with scholars to disseminate the peaceful teachings of Islam.”

  26. seems to me that since the pork is packaged and the alcohol is in a glass or tin container…. how is it she is touching it? It is absurd to put forth special rights for someone when the reality isn’t there to back it up.
    Does Wegman’s designate their meat to be halal or not? Did they sell halal turkeys without notifying customers? seems they have some thinking to do…

  27. I’ll be shopping at Top’s…or even Aldi’s from now on !!

  28. When this cashier was hired she must have been advised about Wegman’s customer service policies.. So now how is it that she can DEMAND and RECIEVE preferential treatment because of her culture / religion?? I read with interest some of the previous posts and wonder if Christians demanded Sunday’s off (day of rest and church) or Catholics demanded not to have to handle birth control “items” or Jews demanding not to have to handle pork products.. If I happen to be in a Wegmans store and see that sign I will buy pork and beer and go to that register and demand that the cashier treat me as well as she would any other customer.. If she should decline I will demand to see the manager and let him know how I feel about his caving in to pc and stupidity..

  29. Oh boo-hoo little girl then work somewhere else or better yet go to Saudia ARibia where she would not be able to work at all!

  30. I posted this on face book along with the exact same comment as I posted here. The comment is now gone! It looks like face book is policing and sanitizing comments. This is a copy of the comment that I posted on face book: Could you imagine a company delegating a special checkout line to appease a Jewish, Christian or a Buddhist cashier?
    I’m a Christian, my religion sets Sunday aside for worship. I’ve spent most of my working life having to work on Sundays because that what the job required. I had the freedom to choose to work elsewhere if I didn’t like it. This person has that same freedom. If they are offended about the products that are sold at this store, then they are free to work elsewhere. THAT is what America is all about! NOT forcing others to change their rules to accommodate your religious beliefs. Somewhere along the line people have confused diversity with conformity.

  31. Why don’t they find another country to shop in, like their own? Instead of trying to force us to adapt to their laws and religious belief why not stay put if their path is so glorious? Immigrants are supposed to come here to assimilate enjoy our culture but adapt not enforce the laws which lead them to flee their destitude country. I want nothing to do with their Shariah law and I will never abide by it. I will take my business elsewhere, where they don’t have to kowtow to a special interest group all in the name of being like Europe weakened by political correctness!

  32. that store owner must be nuts; glad all of you responded to this idiotic action; just another example of pc stuff; what a shame

  33. I got an idea………………put the f-ing cashier someplace else in the store where it won’t interfere with his beliefs. If he/she doesn’t like that,
    find another job somewhere else ! I will NEVER shop in any store who tells me what line to stand in because of my beliefs. Take that to the bank Wegmans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. this is not reasonable religious accommodation. this is sheer dhimmitude combined with total stupidity. i’m jewish and i would ring up ham and shrimp–I’M NOT EATING IT!! it’s packaged in plastic/waxed cardboard/whatever, nobody even touches the food.

  35. If there was something offensive to my religion, I know for a fact that nobody would accomodate me like this. That alcoholic pig should find a job somewhere else if it’s such a problem. I hope you choke on a pork chop, Towel Head.

  36. Danny Wegman is a good Catholic and runs a great business. The great work he has done for Catholic schools in the Rochester area and beyond is well documented. If you have shopped at a Wegman’s store and choose to go to Tops or Wal Mart you know what you are missing out on. I hope you feel great about supporting a foreign super market chain rather than a local one. As a Catholic and an American I admire the respect and loyalty for his employee Wegman is demonstrating. My faith teaches tolerance and respect for all. I love it when I see tolerance and respect in practice. Here in MA it’s a 50 minute drive to the nearest Wegmans. I will make that drive more often to support the integrity Wegmans is showing in the face of ignorance, hatered and intoerance.

    • Be that as it may, there is absolutely NO room for special privileges for muslims that infringe on the rights of the customers, period. Danny had better get a grip.

    • Do you realize that when you stated the following ” My faith teaches tolerance and respect for all. I love it when I see tolerance and respect in practice”. You have said a lot! That is exactly why this employee should NOT have demanded special treatment. The Muslim religion doctrine has demonstrated time and time again that it’s followers are NOT Tolerant and NOT Respectful. I feel that that kind of behavior should NOT be rewarded.

      • My comment is meant for the nun. I totally disagree with her. That girl knew when she was hired that pork and liquor were sold in that store. Sounds like she is hoping to be able to sue when she is made to handle those items.

        • Susan, my comment was directed to Mike who stated “My faith teaches tolerance and respect for all. I love it when I see tolerance and respect in practice.”

    • I’m glad to see you are in a minority.

    • Danny’s father Robert was a good Catholic ! He did a lot for and with St. Theodore’s Church and school when I was attending in the 60’s ! Danny does a lot as a business person maintaining a public image for the company ! Robert did a lot out of the kindness of his heart without expecting recognition….and this was all done before the supermarket was the huge chain it is today !

      • That doesn’t matter here. There should be no special privileges for muslims that inconvenience or discriminate against his customers.

      • Good catholics or not, this is another issue altogether! And just ’cause Wegman pere et fils have walked on water in Rochester and elsewhere, this policy of special accommodation for muzzies (or any other religion or cult, for that matter) is just out of whack and carries PC to a fare-thee-well. I hope that the exodus of many long-time customers will open the eyes of these dhimmified fools, or else they’ll deserve the financial drubbing they’ll undoubtedly receive!

  37. Reblogged this on American Freedom and commented:
    Unbelievable!

  38. Have you ever noticed that these kinds of complaints always come from the Muslim women and children? Well, that is part of their plan; see they appeal to the emotions of others by using woman and children as so called victims of harassment and discrimination. They depend on the Pollyannas of the world to jump on board for their cause by deceiving them into thinking that being a good fair people. Islam is not a just a religion; it is an entire package consisting of religion, law, government and ideology that rules a society. They (Muslims) are using our own Democratic Republic system of government to infiltrate and take over. It is part of their master plan to dominate the western world. They have done this exact same thing in other countries. People really need to wake up and realize what is happening here. It isn’t about her handling a product that offends her religion; it’s about Muslims forcing their ideology upon us in all aspects of our society. This is just another little step in that direction.

  39. just cut up my shopper club card. Hello TOPS.

  40. No sharia law or philosophy should be tolerated in our great Republic.

  41. Thank you for alerting us to this. As so many others have pointed out, Jews all over America sell pork, Catholic cashiers ring up birth control items, and I have yet to see a sign asking gays to use a different check-out line — a gesture that would be illegal. In essence, the request here is for anyone who is not a Muslim to stay away from this woman’s check-out. That, too, is illegal.

    Many Muslims do feel that they are not allowed to hand a bottle of alcohol to someone for the purpose of serving it. It is, however, taking things to an extreme, and this woman must know it, to say that she cannot even touch said bottle (and indeed, she wouldn’t necessarily have to). Either she is simply making a political point, or she is ignorant of her own religion. Neither of these things is acceptable. If she refuses to serve Wegman customers, she should be fired. It is not the customers who need to accommodate her.

    • Good point “It is not the customers who need to accommodate her.”

      It his her job to accommodate the customers.

  42. Muslims, do this on purpose. A British Muslim case involved a hijabbed woman who wanted a job at a small beauty salon. (WHHYYY??) The owner said she would hire her but she’d have to show her hair, that’s THE BUSINESS, and the employees take care of their hair as a statement of their work. Of course, it led to a lawsuit and threats and I think her little shop closed down. Muslims won.

    See these cases in Disney and sexy shops like Abercrombie, where the employees wear the store’s sexy clothing line. WHHHYYYY would a Muslim girl want to wok there? Just to harass and intimidate and then SUE, to make money.

    End it now. .

  43. As I called 1-800Wegmans just now and asked them if a Mormon cashier didn’t want alcohol in the checkout line or a Catholic didn’t want condoms in it either, would they accommodate them and I was told she would hope so. While I was on the call, she received an email stating that the sign has been removed due to discrimination against consumers who buy pork and alcohol; that the store should have handled the situation differently and that the girl knew full well of the products sold at Wegmams when she applied there. They will let her work in another department if she chooses to.

  44. heard this on the radio, i would go thru her line everyday with a pork chop and a 6-pack

  45. Pretty much the whole store contain pork by- products,such as LARD(commerial pie crust,refried and pinto beans) GELATIN(jello, most chewy candy,yoguart,marshmellow,chewing gum, gel cap vitamins and meds)PEPSIN (most cheese) Lecithin,(dried spices such as powder garlic) Other food prduct such as white and brown sugar(charred bones used in the production) DOG food, sugar frosted cereals,tortilla chips, bird feed. Not to mention our favorite pepperoni, (pork) cheese(pork)and crust(pork) Whats in YOUR food!!!

  46. This is what Wegmans sent me.

    We received your email and we thank you for taking the time to contact us. It is not Wegmans’ policy to permit signage like this for any religious or lifestyle reason. The decision to post the sign was made at store level, and it has since been reversed. We have coached the store on other ways they could have addressed the concerns of this employee, who knew when she took the job that it would include handling these products. We apologize if this has offended anyone.

    Sincerely,

    Mary Joan

    Wegmans Consumer Affairs

  47. I WILL NOT BE BUYING ANY PRODUCTS FROM WEGMAN’S UNTIL THIS IS DONE AWAY WITH, WE HAVE TOPS, WALMART AND BIG M STORES, PLUS A SLEW OF MOM AND POP STORES TO CHOOSE FROM!

  48. Reblogged this on DeborahBidwell's Blog and commented:
    They had a muslim at the local Walmart for a while, I havent seen her in the checkout, but she would use a plastic bag over her hand to do the checkout, she only once said something to a customer about the need to eat differently, that may be why she is no longer on the checkout, I would ask that grocer if they are giving you a discount for going to a different line or I would consider letting the manager/owner know that you will be going someplace that is more accommodating to your needs i.e. all lines being available to you esp when other lines are shorter :-)

  49. Reply from Wegman’s

    It is not Wegmans’ policy to permit signage like this for any religious or lifestyle reason. The decision to post the sign was made at store level by a single employee, and it has since been reversed. The sign has been removed. We have coached the store on other ways they could have addressed the concerns of this employee, who knew when she took the job that it would include handling these products. We apologize if this has offended anyone.

    Jo Natale, director of media relations

    Wegmans Food Markets | Consumer Affairs

    1500 Brooks Ave. | Rochester, NY | 14603
    phone: 585.429.3627 | intercompany: 8500.3627 | email: jo.natale@wegmans.com | website: http://www.wegmans.com

  50. [...] NY: @Wegmans Market Creates Sharia-Compliant Checkout Line for Muslim Cashier [...]

  51. Reblogged this on Gds44's Blog.

  52. [...] NY: @Wegmans Market Creates Sharia-Compliant Checkout Line for Muslim Cashier [...]

    • My question is this. why can this person work in a store that sells these products, yet can not work at the register, collecting the money for them?

  53. I understand they will soon have to respectfully ask Jews to not use the store, as that offends muslims more than pork, that is the next thing they will burn the place down over.

    Dis you all see the 300 coordinated explosions in Thailand? Muzzies introducing us to Islam.

  54. What is this country of ours come to. Political correctness has ruined the great nation we once were…

  55. This is complete b.s. Also, if she’s a teenager, she’s not old enough to sell alcohol, so what’s up with that crap?

  56. She took the job, part of it includes handling certain products. Why should I, as the customer b inconvinienced when her line has just one person on it waiting to check out. And my other choices have three or four with pork or alcohol? Sorry, but I am using her line regardless…put on some latex or rubber gloves and you won’t come in contact with it

  57. If I lived near this Wegmans I would take my alcohol and go through that line. The cashier should comply, be let go or put in an area where other’s rights will not be compromised. Wegmans should not bow to her wishes or any others. Everyone has “rights” and a right to be served. They are a privately owned store and don’t need to answer to anyone.

  58. Reblogged this on Wyld Goose and commented:
    ….Just to add: At the same time, wouldn’t going to another cashier lane also be considered “Racist” in the society we live in today? So basically, They nail you coming and the nail you going. They have us right where we want us??!!

  59. REVOLUTION !!!!!!!!!! Its time to stand up and TAKE AMERICA BACK

  60. I don’t think this girl should be working in a grocery store where all types of products need to be handled. Cashier>really! She should be put in another department if Wegmans wishes to keep her employed and not inconvenience their customers. Think about Danny!

  61. Do they make special considerations and rules for Christians, Jews, JW’s, Mormons, and so on? I doubt it.

  62. oh and by the way, is it okay to stand on her line wearing cut off shorts and a tube top or would she object to that too? Are they going to start making customers dressed a certain way stand in another line?

  63. Wegmans has got to stop this bullshit practice. If the muslim cashier can’t handle checking pork or alcohol out, then that muslim cashier should be fired. What the hell is this country coming to? We can’t allow these assholes to take over.

  64. i am jewish can i get my own lane my catholic friend wants a lane too
    this is just getting stupid seems like a obumma move let america be america we all have difrent religious laws but where all americans i am having dinner with my christian girl friend making me matzo balls

  65. You know, Yay boycott the chain, morons, think about the employees that work for this chain who are not Muslim, and are not asking for this special consideration. if we boycott it will cut into those workers payroll. so because you all don’t want someone practicing a first amendment right you are all willing to harm others. That’s the way to be patriotic. From now on i refuse to shop and christian owned anything.

    • @ Squid- which one are you? A Muslim, an atheist or a moron?

      • Well guess it doesn’t matter what my answer would be now does it? But I will say this, my opinion is only the way it is because if your place of employment was under attack and you were the subject of controversy it would be a different story. Who cares what the religion is, we still have the right to practice what we wish as a religion in this country, If i choose to follow a cosmic Jewish zombie or not that’s my business. Would you be up in arms like this if a christian refused to sell you anything that faith says is a sin? probably not. Just remember attacking that business hurts more people than just those you wish were not among us.

        • Religion in this country is a freedom, It’s also personal. This store made it a public issue by taking the action that that took. This company depends on the public to survive, So if they want all peoples of all colors,genders or religions to shop at their store they should not be bias. The public has a right to choose not to shop there if this business shows bias toward ANY person. This employee has the right not to work there and work someplace that is Muslim friendly, she does not have the right to demand the public or this business bend to accommodate her religious beliefs no matter what religion she follows. If a business depends on the public in general to survive then they shouldn’t show bias toward anybody especially in the customer service arena. If they do, well then I guess they are willing to lose business.

          • the company wasn’t being biased. And if it is so personal why do I have to walk into stores around the holidays and have to be forced to listen to christian based Christmas music? You can not go on saying that religion is personal then turn around and say it is okay to force your beliefs just because it is what the majority follows. You want the Muslims to not be able to practice what they wish then you need to also not allow Christians or Jews. Just remember this, it wasn’t that long ago when it was okay to hang signs that said “No Blacks”. This is just another attempt to show superiority over someone else just because your afraid of a big bad wolf, and not to mention if this girl was young enough, you couldn’t bring booze to her line anyways. If this shows what it is to be Christian maybe I will become a Muslim.

          • If you are a male you would love being a muzzie, your wife no so much. If she had problems handling pork products or alchol why did she apply for the job? Many Christians have to work Sunday or lose their jobs. She should have to as well.

          • Muse your right. I don’t see much sense in her wanting the job either, but fact is, who the hell are we to boycott an entire chain and harm those who are providing service the right way. Many people depend on that job to survive and a boycott would harm more than just a young Muslim girl who probably doesn’t even know what the dogma of her religion is anyways, just what the nation of Islam has made popular here in the states. that was my original point, honestly i don’t care two shits about any religion, or those who choose to practice them. In a world where people cant find work anymore, why harm the innocent in this?

          • She knew the laws of her religion. I would say she is the one who asked for that sign to be posted. They need to assimilate, we eat pork and drink wine, if they want to work where these items are sold then they need to decide do I follow my religion and not work here or do I not work here.

          • Yeah yeah, I’m bored with this now, feel free to breed the BS you all are spreading. Im going to Kick it with my muslim chick friend who is laughing at all of you over my shoulder.

          • Do that. Let’s hope her parents don’t know about you. Honor will be done.

          • Suit yourself. Have a nice life.

        • You will get that girl killed keep that in mind BOY

          • I said i was done, but you people are morons. They are family friends and i have known her for 15 years, besides, not all Muslims practice that radical bullshit that is sensationalized by american media. Pick up a book and do some research don’t be a puppet. even her Muslim husband prefers that she hangs out at our house when he is working, so she is protected from the idiots that you all so want to promote.

          • Right untill husband go to mecca and feels he must be a better/perfect muslim then what I have read BOY and they are ANIMALS who kill there own CHILDREN so spare me what you “know”

          • Kill there own children, so that’s why you hate them? So you must hate the Chinese as well right? And probably out there protesting and fighting to have Planned parenthood shut down as well? Well I say lets destroy the christian church, i mean they are guilty for pretty harsh crimes as well. I mean hell, the Vatican even helped fund some of Hitlers camps. But I guess that’s all okay though right? and with this post I am done, I’m not wasting anymore brain cells on this stupid ass site. Have fun hunting down the Big Bad Wolf, I sure hope you find it before he finds grandma

          • You will also find that muzzies worked with Hitler.

  66. Squid—-

    muslim chick friend? Chick??? You really do respect your women, don’t you?

    • Squid I don’t like ANY group who inposes there version of “right” on anyone! I did not care about muzzies till they started coming here and DEMANDING things be there way and that piglam will rule the earth it is a 7th century pedophile who could not read and he was the “perfect” human? Hardly as for the chinnese they are doing the best they can with BILLIONS of people it not good but it is how it is and for the church it at LEAST trys to acknowlege there wrongs ask any muzzie and he will say that piglam is NEVER in the wrong EVER! you Moderate freinds are they standing up mand saying STOP to anything? doubt it!

  67. I will not shop at this store due to that sign. They won’t let us pray in schools but you would let someone put up a sign to protect their beliefs??? Even for a minute!!

  68. Squid apparently worships money because he is worried about people boycotting one Wegmans that his income will be threatened. He is also frustrated with Christianity. I’m guessing he’s for communism, for the murder of female children in China, and a couple other things he’s made apparent in his posts. @ Squid- You seem to have sympathy for the holocaust. If someone told you to bury alive Jewish people, with a gun to your head, would you do it? If someone gave you a gun to shoot them instead, would you shoot them? Isn’t the bullet more merciful than to be buried alive? If you could kill Hitler, and only had one chance, and you could aim at his heart, would you do it? If you had a chance to kill his mother before Hitler was born and she was pregnant with him, would you do it? Would you rather murder one evil person than witness him murder millions? Do you have a right to kill him? Do you value life? Does anyone have the right to kill anyone? If you were a contractor and had to blow up a building in one minute and your assistant comes up to you and says, “Stop! There might be a person in there! But I’m not sure…” Would you still blow up the building? Do you blow up a seemingly empty building with the possibility of a person being there? Finish this sentence for me Squid, “Murder is okay when…” How about, “Abortion is okay when…” You don’t believe in Heaven or Hell, or if you did you wouldn’t type half the obscenities you did. Have you ever looked at a woman and wanted to sleep with her? You commit adultery in the heart. Have you ever lied before? How many times have you lied your whole life? What do you call a person who tells that many lies? A liar. Do you take God’s name in vain? Did you know that’s called blasphemy? That’s against God’s 10 commandments. So, by your own answers, and by God’s Laws, you are a lying, cheating, blasphemer. And you “being a nice guy” isn’t going to cut it “Squid”, there are plenty of “nice guy” criminals that still get the book thrown at them because a judge has to do His job, and by God’s Laws you’d go to Hell. Does that worry you? Have you even read about what hell is like? It’s cold, dark, and there’s no one there. Hell isn’t a community, you never see another soul for all eternity, just demons who torture you according your sins, and no matter how much you beg, God cannot save you because you chose everything else except God for all eternity, who only loved you and therefore created you, so you could be with Him. But you’re a sinner. It’s easier for you to deny God’s existence than obey His Laws, and you’ve broken His Laws over and over again. But thanks to Someone who paid your fine, you have a chance in faith and in works to show your gratitude. Do you know who paid your fine? The Only Son, Word Incarnate. And this is how you repay him? By worshiping your job? Do yourself a favor and do something for Christ. Only one life, ’twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.

  69. people just take things to far, especially in america. just because u have a problem with her having a sign does not give u the right to disrespect her. sometimes u bring the stupidest questions up. u really need to get a life and respect others of what they are comfortable with.

  70. I’d be the -sshole who would take the pork chops out of the package and throw them on the coveyor…blood and all.

  71. What are you going to do the CUSTOMER who refused to use another line and decides to CHECK OUT on that lane? Are you going to refuse service? You had better get a grip on your “policy” if you still want to stay in business in a “FREE” COUNTRY!!!! As for me, I will NOT change lines….and if anything, I’m going to STOCK UP on PORK just that the cashier will HAVE TO HANDLE those items!!!!

    • Dear Wegmans, I am a self proclaimed redneck who is planning on shopping at your store next week. Could you possibly arrange a “Rednecks Only” isle prior to my arrival ? I would feel so much more comfortable. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

  72. I would tell her that I’m offended she’s offended. Then, we can all be offended for no good reason.

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