December 23, 2013, - 4:49 pm

Marks & Spencer Pulls a Minneapolis Target Sharia: Allows Muslim Cashiers to Refuse to Ring Up Alcohol, Pork, Etc.

By Debbie Schlussel

Yesterday and today, a number of readers sent me articles about Marks and Spencer, the British store which apologized after a Muslim cashier was “forced” to refuse to ring up a customer’s alcohol purchase. The company vowed it would never allow this to happen again and to make sure that its Islamo-pandering absurdities were better enforced. But the same thing has already happened here.


While I fault Marks and Spencer, I also fault the many American institutions that have been doing the same thing without any protest. Years ago on this site, I noted that Target stores in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area allowed Muslim cashiers to stop in the middle of checking a customer out because they object to, in one instance, a pepperoni pizza (pepperoni has ham in it and it is, therefore, not halal). Target has allowed Muslim cashiers to stop in the middle of checking out a customer, in another instance, who purchased a pigskin suede item, and the cashier didn’t want to touch the suede or ring it up. And, yet, Target complied with the Muslim cashiers’ demands.

And don’t forget the trucking company, which the Obama Equal Employment Opportunities Commission is suing in federal court because it wouldn’t comply with a Muslim trucker’s demand that he not be forced to transport alcohol–a substance which is legally bought, sold, and consumed in America.

Britain isn’t leading the way on this stuff. We are. I used to say that we are a few decades behind the UK in falling to Islam. Now, I’m not so sure we’re that far apart at all. Maybe a decade.

(Also, it should be noted that, while Muslims have a problem doing these things, Muslim gas station and convenience store owners have no prob selling condoms to customers and Muslims own a good number of the major strip clubs in Detroit. Because, hey, they are soooo devout!)

Marks & Spencer has apologised after a Muslim member of staff refused to sell a customer alcohol. The retailer said that where employees have religious beliefs that restrict what foods or drinks they can handle, it tries to place them in a ‘suitable role’. An M&S spokeswoman said: ‘We regret that in the case highlighted we were not following our own internal policy.’

The issue arose after an unnamed customer at a London store told the Telegraph they were ‘taken aback’ when an ‘extremely apologetic’ Muslim checkout worker asked for them to wait for another till to become available. The customer told the newspaper: ‘I had one bottle of champagne, and the lady, who was wearing a headscarf, was very apologetic but said she could not serve me. ‘I was taken aback. I was a bit surprised. I’ve never come across that before.’

I wonder if Marks and Spencer carries condoms and birth control pills and what the store (which sells everything from clothing to food) would do if Christian employees object to ringing those up. Don’t look for the store to be quite as accommodating. After all, Christians never flew planes into buildings or shot up an Army base or hacked to death a British military drummer who was walking on the side of a street. Therefore, they don’t deserve to be rewarded with such utterly ridiculous pandering.

Some day–and it will be soon–a Muslim will apply and get hired for a bartender position and will successfully sue after he objects to serving alcohol. And the Obama Justice Department will back him in bringing the federal lawsuit for him. You know that’s gonna happen. That’s where the West is headed when Target and the EEOC lead the way here, and Marks and Spencer lead the way in Great Britain. American law says an employer has to reasonably accommodate religious beliefs and observances. But what is reasonable? The answer is clear: whatever Muslims want.

Stories like this tell us what those of us who face facts already know: Islam isn’t about tolerance. It’s about intolerance. They won’t ring up YOUR purchases because they object to them. That ain’t tolerance.

Exit question: how long ’til employers give in to Muslim demands for squat toilets? Can’t wait ’til that happens. The “Religion of We Must Have 13th Century Toilets” makes the West cower.

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32 Responses

Pepperoni has pork in it and its not kosher!

But Jewish cashiers wouldn’t refrain from checking out someone’s pizza purchase because its not kosher – after all, they’re not eating it!

But Muslims demand Sharia be forced even upon non-Muslims – that’s Islam.

FWIW, Marks & Spencer historically has been a Jewish-owned department store chain in the UK. Now its embraced dhimmitude and their belated apology doesn’t change it.

NormanF on December 23, 2013 at 5:02 pm

They’re hypocrites. They can drink beer and wine if they want to.

They simply want to prevent US from consuming alcohol. Islam uses force to impose its beliefs.

And that’s just one of the many freedoms we have that we’ll lose as we meekly submit to its dictates.

Its not about Islamic religious scruples. What this is really all about are the rights of the rest of us to live and do what we want.

NormanF on December 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I think this is the perfect column to bookend the un-heroic cheerleader of Islam chick. The theme is the same even thou’ heaps of idiots will never see it (a serious problem we face as a country).

I also like how DS said “Face Facts”! That’s a nice and pithy way to explain the frustration of those who will NOT see the Islamic scourge. Said nicely in 2 words.

And what offends me most about Mooooooslims is when they fall on their “religion” when anyone who knows anything about ISLAM, knows that it’s a complete fraud.

*No sex before marriage (chastity) but they love to gang rape, and “Mut’ah”. And they love porn, the pervy-er the better!
*Treat women like slaves and chattel and they can beat ’em & honour kill them. In Saudi Arabia they can’t drive. (In UK, a dirty Mooooslim killed his Hindu ex-girlfriend’s family because they didn’t want her to date a Mooooslim. He showed them that they were correct in the most horrible way…)
*Taqiyya & Kitman.
*Their prophet was a paedo and many Mooooooslims that are ancient marry young girls and don’t even treat ’em kindly.
*Pray 5 times a day but they are war-mongering Jihadists.
*When they are not taking out the Infidel, they are being brutal to each other (see what an Al Qaeda terrorist did to a hospital in Yemen). Also, FrankZ alluded to what happened to Sarai Sierra (Infidel from NY) in January when she visited Turkey. She never made it back home and only the UK press was interested in what happened to her. Not as exciting as Trayvon Martin, I gues….

Who wants to put any sorta faith in that bilge? If one is a Satanist, you wear your narcissism like a badge of honour and embrace your bad self and if you don’t care about others, you can really benefit from one’s silly allegiance to Satan (at least inside your mortal coil…). What Mooooslim believes what they *THINK* they’re embracing is good in any way? They are cursed and should be cursed!

Skunky on December 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I’m just waiting for them to refuse service to gay people but they know how to move incrementally.
They lost this customer anyways.
Generally friendly service but the writing is on the wall.

Frankz on December 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Separate but equal. Yeah right

Frankz on December 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm

If you have a problem with the inventory get a job some place else. Is that complicated?

Frankz on December 23, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Debbie, I know why this is happening. I can even pinpoint the exact Target stores. They are in Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Burnsville Minnesota where most of the Somalis live. Minnesota has the highest population of Somalis in the United States. I happen to work with many Somalis from these 3 cities and I can tell you they are the most virulent Muslims on the face of the earth. Many belong to Wahabi mosques in the area. Some speak of Sharia law in the US and some have been arrested for sending money to Al Shabab through charitable organizations. Many however work at Wal Mart where they must scan Haram-pork products. Same for Costco and Sam’s Club. Target, which had its first store in Bloomington, Minnesota in 1964 [I know, I went there], has always been a liberal-leftist leaning store that has sponsored pro-Muslim, pro-same sex and was owned by the Dayton family. Mark Dayton is governor of Minnesota and seems to be in league with these people as well. I can also tell you that there are stores in the Minneapolis area that will fire anyone who will not scan all customer products.

B'Chayil Ben Dan on December 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Target???? Virulent Muslims?????

Massive credit card fraud?????

Little Al on December 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm

You have to ask why a Muslim would even seek employment at a place that regularly sold haran products. This refusal to serve a customer who purchased a perfectly legal item is nothing more than a provocation. Also, I have been in Muslim owned convenience stores that have absolutely no compunction about selling pork products and alcohol. Those marginal stores could not survive if they cut out such products. These store clerks are playacting in order to receive either a bizarre accommodation or a cash settlement. Such an employee is a burden to others, since someone must replace the Muslima whenever she decides that she does not with to sell a store product.

Worry01 on December 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I guess for the same reason teenagers who are underage to sell liquor get jobs in supermarkets in the US. They need the money. What the kids would usually do however, if it was busy was to have the customer hit the register buttons and move the beer or wine along the conveyer. That way the kid wasn’t “selling” the stuff, technically.

    Of course, M&S could put in self checkouts and that would fix the issue. The poor darlings wouldn’t have to worry about their work contaminating them.

    BTW, Norm, technically Jews are not supposed to even touch pig products but most don’t know that so that’s why they have “no problem” doing it. I hope God knows that’s the reason because probably we’ve all done it, except for some extremely observant ones. Who was the football player who refused to play with a genuine pig skin back in the 1920’s? He was the main reason they moved away from it to other materials.

    Meira on December 24, 2013 at 4:34 am

      * Jewish football player

      Meira on December 24, 2013 at 4:35 am

They pull that same garbage with nit picking up people in taxis who have alcohol. Another example is cabbies not allowing dogs or seeng eye fogs in cabs. At least they are forced to do so since they interface with the public.

I agree, what is next,a Muslim upset by gamblers while working in a casino.
When you keep bending over backwards, they will push further.

Israel now faces this problem by being so liberal they can not even deport Sudanese illegal immigrants. They will look back and realize when did Israel become doomed.

Glen benjamin on December 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Glen, we are neither doomed nor are we failing to deport illegals who pose a problem. We are just doing it quietly so as not to arouse diplomatic fury. It’s pretty easy to tell a Sudanese from an Ethiopian Jew but they are being careful.

    Meira on December 24, 2013 at 4:38 am

    I’m from Columbus Ohio, and specifically asked a Somali cabbie why Somalis in Minnesota were refusing to pick up inebriated customers. His response was that drunk girls vomit in cabs, drunks are more likely to refuse to pay, and drunk guys often mock Somali drivers because of their accents. He never said it was because it was against his religion.

    Hell on December 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm

The only problem is that we can’t blame Muslims for our own stupidity. Companies cave in because they know they will be sued and will definitely lose, especially when Muslim ass kissers are running the country. They smell cowardice and will take advantage of it every time.

jerry on December 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Another reason why the best defense against Islam is a sensible immigration and refugee policy. The way to prevent such outrageous sales associate behavior, which is grounds for instant termination under normal circumstances, is to bar all Muslims from coming to this country.

Rocker on December 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm

On the Board of Directors of Target is James A. Johnson one of the criminals in the Democratic Party who slobbers and drools over Obama.

James A. Johnson is mentioned repeatedly thoughout Charles Gasparino’s books.

You are curious as to why Target is such a screwed up place? James A. Johnson is your answer.

The Confederacy on December 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Do Moslem clerks ring up Christmas cards?

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

Miranda Rose Smith on December 24, 2013 at 8:41 am


Shameless Sharia on December 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

Yes, the federal goons can force th Catholic Church and religious people to pay for abortion and birth control, but a Muslims trucker – well he has the right not to transport alcohol according to the federal goons.

Concerned Citizen on December 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Only a few Americanized Muslims strictly follow their religious beliefs and so they exploit themselves and not bother… Just like someone is thought of as Christian or used to be a follower of Christian beliefs and they end up being a stripper… Oh well…

Saroan7 on December 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    That might hypothetically be true if your religion was different.
    What you think about your religion doesn’t matter.
    As a Muslim you’re encouraged not to think about things like politics apart from what is provided for you.

    “Not equal are those believers who sit and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit.” – Quran (4:95)

    You’re 2nd rate so why should I listen to you?

    Frankz on December 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Why are almost all Muslims in so far as they have politics leftists? That is sufficient unto their needs.

Frankz on December 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Live in a European country where the muslim population is 4 to 10% and all you can see is violence against the indigenous Christians or atheist. Where women and teens are raped with impunity and children are sexually assaulted by 13 year old schoolmates. The perpetrators are muslim immigrants, the victims are Swedes. 95% of ALL inmates in Sweden are immigrants or children of immigrants HEAVILY weighted in nonwestern muslim immigrants. Their imams go on public radio and call Swedish women whores and say it is better to rape them than muslim girls.

Julia on December 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Provide a source for your “facts.”

    Hell on December 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Islam is a very special religion. Most religions make the claim to be special but the difference is that Islam’s mission statement is to prove it by any means necessary.

Frankz on December 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Quran (8:65) – “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”
Religion of peace? Only if you don’t understand the historical context

Frankz on December 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”

Frankz on December 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Terrorism DIY mabual

Frankz on December 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I am from a Scandinavian country and my religious orientation is Forn Siðr. It is not part of our belief to engage in human or animal sacrifice. Au contraire, we strongly reject this for religious reasons. We are no barbarians anymore. We eat all meats but do not eat shehitah meats just as Hindus do not eat cow meat or Jews do not eat lobster meat.

Now, if I was employed as cashier with M&S in Britain, and up comes halal or kosher meat on the belt, what would happen if I refuse to scan and touch it for religious reasons?

Reality is, I would touch it as it is part of my job, easy as that. If I decide that my religion does not let me touch certain meats, I would not work as cashier. I would not eat it and I am strongly against shehitah for humanist, moral, legal and religious reasons. We are against the inhumane and cruel killing of animals. But I respect vegetarians, and I respect people who do not eat cow or any meat as it is their personal choice.

An Irish friend of mine is vegetarian, and he is a cook in a non-vegetarian restaurant. He would never eat any meat he cooks for humanist reasons, but he has to touch the meats and taste them as this is part of his trade. After tasting, he spits out the samples and flushes his mouth with water.

Not an inch to the moslems.

Scandinavian on December 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

You know this was one Muslim right? You’re stupid to portray this as a huge Muslim conspiracy. Somali Muslims at my grocery store in Columbus Ohio never even flinch when ringing up my bottles of whiskey.

Hell on December 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm

And yet stores like M&S have sacked Christians for wearing tiny Christian emblems like a small cross on a chain. We are doomed, the Islamic hordes will triumph and we are responsible!

Andy Goloskof on April 21, 2015 at 7:06 pm

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