Islam is not a race. Discussing the threat of the Islamic State is not illegal. Islamophobia is a farce. But this is how those who would be the first killed in Muslim lands – gays, liberals, atheists – want to infringe on your rights.
Mar 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) – A St. Cloud group focused on stamping out racism is alleging instances of Islamophobia at a local store.
Unitecloud says a worker at Menards in Waite Park was overheard talking with a customer about how dangerous Muslims are, and that they are “only pretending to be peaceful to bide their time until they can hurt people.”
The customer who overheard the conversation on Tuesday told the worker she would like to continue shopping without hearing hate speech.
The two people talking then moved a few feet away to continue their conversation, according to Unitecloud.
Unitecloud says after it reported this instance of Islamophobia several people have come forward to report other bigoted acts by local and corporate Menards employees like anti-LGBT and anti-immigrant language in corporate newsletters.
A local Muslim woman says she was accused of being a terrorist because she bought some fertilizer for her yard.
Unitecloud is calling on Menards to denounce this pattern of behavior and provide employees with sensitivity training.
A manager at the Menards in Waite Park said he has no comment at this time and is looking into the allegations.
Contact Menards and tell them to defend the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
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