Attention Dhimmi shoppers...
In spite of no one in the mainstream media bright enough to recognize the undeniable similarities, our British cousins are embroiled in their own version of the Duck Dynasty vs. A+E controversy we're dealing with here in the Colonies. As sort-of reported on by The Daily Mail (of London, England) on Dec 22, 2013, the common-folk in Great Britain have let a certain hoity toity chain store that they can do exactly what the everyday people plan on doing with their Christmas turkeys – Marks & Spencer can stuff it.
No, That Doesn't Stand For 'Mallard & Squirrel'...
The best way for we mere Yanks to understand completely what the Marks and Spencer (also known as M&S) stores are... imagine a Wal-Mart Superstore sans prison tattooed white trash, poor blacks wearing way too much electroplated gold chains/rings/ earrings along with pants that hover around the mid-vertical gluteal crease, and of course, no low-end transvestites who've only succeeding in giving everyone a major case of the heebie-jeebies.
Now get that same store, populate it with people who speak the Queen's English with that sissy West End London accent, as uptight as the case of Pride And Prejudice : Complete BBC Series, more liberal than the idiots at the CPGB, and employing a staff with more than a few followers of Muhammad who harbor a heavy sense of entitlement.
It tuns out the Mohammedan employees took offense to interacting with kafir customers purchasing pork and/or alcohol.
The genii in charge of M&S's public relations and legal departments have convinced higher management that Muslim employees have the right to refuse service to customers wishing to buy booze or bacon.
As one customer intimated to The Mail:
I had one bottle of champagne, and the lady, who was wearing a headscarf, was very apologetic but said she could not serve me. She told me to wait until another member of staff was available.
M&S's know-it-all Wendy Leach-ish attitude has resulted in a firestorm of protest.
The retailer has been hammered on the internet for their decision resulting in anti-M&S pages on Facebook as well as "more than 1,500 others put posts on MailOnline."
Customer Matt Syson commented online:
If you have Christian workers who wish to refuse the sale of ladies' garments to male homosexuals or men's trousers to lesbians, I do hope you will stand by those workers' religious or personal beliefs.
My family and I shall no longer purchase any goods from your company due to the implementation of this 'one rule system' that creates further division and hatred within our communities.
The chain store has released a statement stating:
Customer service is our priority.
Where we have an employee whose religious beliefs restrict food or drink they can handle, we work closely with our member of staff to place them in a suitable role, such as in our clothing department or bakery.
As some Brits have already brought up, what if Muslim employees have to handle leather from an animal that wasn't slaughtered according to sharia law (halal), or if they have to lay hands upon a rum cake?