From the Sun
SUPERMARKET giant Aldi has been praised after a checkout worker "raised concerns" about selling alcohol at their till.
The sign at the end of one of the conveyor belts in the Northampton store stated: "No alcohol is able to be served on this till. Sorry for any inconvenience."
Customers looking to buy beer, wine or spirits instead had to queue at one of the other checkouts instead.
A picture of the till was posted online where it received a mixed reaction on social media, with dozens praising Aldi for its handling on the situation. Mostly, but not exclusivly by people with islamic names.
But not everyone was happy with the situation and tweeted their frustrations directly to the supermarket. . . "Wrong decision. Muslim staff at my local Aldi have no problem checking our alcohol or pork products. Everything is sealed after all."
The Sun hasn't allowed any coments on this one - I wonder why? I would also remark that Muslim shopkeepers seem to have no problem selling alcohol in their own businesses (where they get the profit - and can use it for dawa, jihad and suchlike) but these objections only occur in shops where the non-muslim colleagues can be put to inconvenience by doing the Muslim's share of the work, and inconveniencing the kuffur customers.
Fill trolley with beer and wine. Go to till in question. Unload trolley. Walk away when denied service. Repeat. If possible get friends to join in,or even better organise a flash mob.
Jen L. Jones
So Aldi is allowing cashiers to refuse to handle alcohol - presumably on religious grounds. This is a slippery slope that could backfire on Aldi's attempt to be ever-so-accommodating to Muslims. What about the vegetarian cashier who is deeply uncomfortable when handling meat - or is this not given the same recognition? What about other products that are disturbing/distasteful to some: harmful chemicals, products from countries with poor human rights records, birth control products, and so on. All it would take is for one brave employee to challenge their required handling of one of these products - for reasons other than Islam - and the dam would break. Who would decide whose ideology/belief would be accommodated and whose would not? Could prove interesting. The cashier who "raised concerns" has been emboldened by the atmosphere of pandering to Muslim demands. The real answer would be for Aldi to require that all employees carry out the job they were hired for.
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