Muslim Flight Attendant Files Complaint Because Airline Expects Her To Serve Drinks To Passengers

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Muslim Flight Attendant Files Complaint Because Airline Expects Her To Serve Drinks To PassengersBy –  A few months ago a Muslim woman pitched an Islamophobia fit when an airlineserved her a drink in a way she found offensive. This is much sillier. A Muslim flight attendant has filed an official complaint because the airline she works for expects her to serve drinks to passengers. In other words, she is offended that her employers want her to do her job.

CBS Detroit reports that Charee Stanley, a Muslim flight attendant for ExpressJet, has filed a complaint with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO) because she claims the airline put her on administrative leave for refusing to serve alcohol to passengers. Stanley says serving alcohol to others is against her Muslim faith, which begs the question: why did she take a job that includes doing things forbidden by her religion?

Actually, there is an answer to that question. Conveniently enough, Stanley converted to Islam a month after she starting working for ExpressJet.

“I don’t think that I should have to choose between practicing my religion properly or earning a living. I shouldn’t have to choose between one or the other, because they’re both important,” said Stanley.

She’s actually had her job longer than her religion. She was well aware of what her duties were before converting. If there is a conflict between her job and her religion, that’s on her, not her employer.

Stanley had been trying to get around this contradiction by getting other flight attendants to do her job for her when a passenger requested alcohol. Eventually her coworkers got fed up and complained to the airline. ExpressJet agreed that employees should perform the duties they were hired to do and suspended Stanley.

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Lena Masri, an attorney for the Council of American Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR) frames this employee complaint a little differently:

However, Masri said, ExpressJet Airlines put Stanley on administrative leave after another attendant filed “an Islamophobic complaint” that referenced Stanley’s head scarf.

Huh? Was Stanley suspended for not serving alcohol, as she has claimed, or was she put on leave for wearing a headscarf? I think CAIR is just trying to make a simple dereliction of duty case look like a horrendous anti-Islam hate crime. Speaking of which:

“We notified ExpressJet Airlines of its obligation under the law to reasonably accommodate Ms. Stanley’s religious beliefs. Instead, ExpressJet close to violate Ms. Stanely’s constitutional rights, placed her on administrative leave for 12 months after which her employment may be administratively terminated,” said Marsi at a press conference.

Much like how Muslim men sue employers to wear beards even though having a beard isn’t required by Islamic law, Stanley’s claim that she is forbidden to serve alcohol is BS. Muslims may not drink alcohol and in crazier sects they may not sell alcohol, but Stanley is not selling alcohol as a flight attendant. She doesn’t own the alcohol and she isn’t profiting from its sale. The airline owns the alcohol and the airline makes the profit.

Think about it this way: How many liquor and convenience stores are owned and staffed by Muslims in this country? Is Stanley wiser in the ways of Islam after being a Muslim for a couple of months than Muslims that were born into the religion?

There is nothing in Islam that prevents Stanley from pouring a glass of wine or cracking open a beer for a passenger. She’s using this as an excuse to be a lazy at work and possibly for a big discrimination payday. Not only is Islam the religion of hate and violence, it’s also the religion of complaining and being a pain in the ass.

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  1. Micheal

    One thing for Sure that no Religion teaches us Wrong & Bad things, as its the people who are to Blame for their Wrong Doing & Habits .

  2. Tara

    Well said; I couldn’t agree more with your article

  3. Wheez

    So if she started working a club or a bar before she became Muslim what would that company do?? Fire her on the spot!!! She knows her job requirements and expect everyone to bow down to her beliefs??? Give me a break. She should be sued for being an IDIOT!!!

  4. Kadri

    You had me up until your last sentence

  5. Annette

    Angie Cuba Diaz I pray for you; but then again if you group all Muslims together under one umbrella, I wonders what you say about Blacks Gays and other groups who have this kind of inflammatory opinion written about them….

  6. Ravin

    And of course you notice that all the the haters here are also the same ones supporting Kim Davis in not doing her job because of “religious beliefs”. The article is right that it is ridiculous that you have individuals trying to skirt their job obligations. But this article also points out the extreme hypocrisy that is going around as well. Had this been a “Christian” woman not doing her job duties then it would be heaps of ridiculous praise for her brave stand against her oppressors as she tried to stand up for her beliefs. The simple fact is your religious rights are supposed to be issues for the private domain. In other words pray at home at church, and they extend so far as you can be denied employment because of your faith. But your rights end when you try to force them on others to be obeyed by others in the public domain. Which includes meaning you need to do the job your hired for, or get another job.

  7. PAUL STANIZZI

    IF THAT IS HER JOB THEN SHE SHOLD DO IT SHE KNEW BEFORE SHE TOOK THE JOB WHEN YOU GO INTO TRAINING THAT IS RECOMMENDED I USE TO BE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND MY DUTIED WERE MY JOB IF I COLD NOT DUE IT THEN I WOULD HAVE TO RESIGN THAT IS WHAT SHE SHOULD DO ALSO NOT SERVE DRINKS BECAUSE SHE IS MUSLIM THEY DID’NT NOT HIRE HER THE AIRLINE SHOULD HAVE A QUESTIONARE SAYING CAN YOU SERVE DRINK BECAUSE YOU ARE MUSLIM IF SO GO GET ANOTHER JOB DO PAPER WORK LADIE

  8. Thomas Rückstieß

    I hope everyone getting out raged here will also get outraged about the Kim Davis case. It’s the same thing. Practise your religion at home if you like but don’t take it to work and affect other people with it.

  9. Synthia Caldwell

    She was hired to do a job and then she refused to do her job. This isn’t about religion, it’s about fulfilling a job that she was hired to do. If you don’t do the job that you’re hired to do, don’t expect to keep that job. THIS ISN’T ROCKET SCIENCE AND IF IT WERE, IT WOULD STILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION.

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  11. Angie Cuba Diaz

    Thank you Annette for the prayers. I’m not Christian though. I noticed some derrogatory comments addressed to me because folks assumed I must be a Christian when I insulted the Muslim believers. I’m not. I have the exact feelings about Christians and think anyone who refuses to do their jobs on religious grounds is trying to find a way to not work. That is laziness, plain and simple. If you dont want to offend your religious beliefs, quit the job and work in construction, on a farm, as a carpenter, cleaning toilets – there are lots of jobs that are physically more demanding that won’t offend one’s religious beliefs. They choose to stay and complain about their easy job because they are too lazy to work harder job that respects their religious beliefs. I am a minority with several gay family members. The way the religious treat others is absolutely disgusting. In my opinion, Muslims are the worst of them. They kill those who disagree with them, they abuse their women and promote hatred.

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