December 28, 2009, - 2:09 pm
Last week, Ford Motor Company finally won a suit by a former employee, Arab Muslim Saleem Shariff, who cheered the 9/11 attacks and high-fived fellow Arab Muslim employees on the day of the attacks. Three others–Khalid Ali Alward, Abdul Mohamed, and Saleh Mohamed Omar–also Arab Muslims, participated and did the same thing: they cheered and high-fived the 9/11 attacks. And they all sued when they were not hired for permanent employment, but only Shariff appealed after losing at the trial court level. The Michigan Court of Appeals, in an unpublished decision (which I obtained and you can read here), decided in Ford’s favor.
This case is yet another refutation of the mainstream media claim that Muslims in America didn’t cheer the 9/11 attacks and were upset like every other group of Americans. That simply wasn’t the case. And Saleem Shariff and his three buddies weren’t the only Muslim U.S. residents (AINOs–Americans in Name Only; pronounced: “Ay-Nuhss”) who celebrated the mass murder of thousands of Americans.
I’m glad Ford won, but only kinda glass-four-fifths-empty glad. You see, I’m perplexed as to why a major American automotive manufacturer with a name brand to protect, would keep in its employ four employees who cheered the wholesale murder of nearly 3,000 Americans. Ford didn’t fire Shariff or the others until 2004, three years after he cheered and high-fived the attacks. Why not? There is simply no excuse for it. And it’s basically saying, well, yes, we’re a company based in America, but we’ll tolerate employees who cheer the mass murder of Americans, because we have no backbone and worship at the altar of political correctness and uber-tolerance.
Part of the problem is the union–the UAW, which also didn’t have a problem with these schmucks praising the attacks on America, and pressured Ford to keep them on. But, certainly, this behavior would have constituted just cause for firing, even under the UAW collective bargaining agreement. I believe Ford simply didn’t care enough to fire them immediately and stick to its guns.
Here’s a sampling of why I’m so ticked off by this and why I see the ghost of Hitler fan Henry Ford in the behavior of officials at the company he founded.
Plaintiff was a temporary employee at defendant’s [Ford’s] engine plant on September 11, 2001, and was perceived, along with a coworker also of Arabic descent, as exhibiting signs of celebration when the World Trade Center was attacked [DS: he high-fived and cheered; that ain’t perceived–it’s quite blatant]. Dave Allen, one of defendant’s labor relations employees, and the plant’s union agreed that plaintiff would be allowed to finish his temporary employment, and thereafter would be considered for further employment with defendant only at other locations. . . .
Plaintiff asserts in his brief that his conduct was misinterpreted “because he is Arab.” This constitutes speculation whether laughing and exchanging high-fives after learning of the deadly terrorist attack would have been deemed acceptable if he had belong to another ethnicity. . . . Moreover, we find it illogical to suggest that the determination whether such conduct is appropriate is determined by the ethnicity of the person engaginf in the conduct, rather than the conduct itself along with the circumstances under with it occurs.
Three cheers for Michigan Court of Appeals Judges Pat M. Donofrio, David H. Sawyer, and Donald S. Owens, all of whom had the good sense in their opinion that Ford Motor Company lacked in continuing to employ these scumbags for three years after they praised attacks on America and mass murder of nearly 3,000 Americans.
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