Islamic Workers Protest for Required Prayer at Amazon

Islamic warehouse workers on Friday protested outside Amazon's Shakopee, Minnesota, fulfillment center, demanding that Muslim employees be granted more prayer time. Islamic law demands they must prostrate themselves toward Mecca numerous times every day. (Facebook photo)

The Blaze – Muslim workers at an Amazon warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota, are protesting against their employer, claiming rigorous work requirements prevent them from praying.

Because of strict workload demands, Muslims, who are required to pray five times per day, are struggling to both meet the arduous demands of their employer while at the same time maintaining strict observance of their religious requirements.

Some workers, such as 28-year-old Khadra Ibrahin, told Vox many Muslim employees are foregoing bathroom breaks in order to both pray and meet work requirements.

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