And this guy’s from Saudi Arabia, where I would be arrested for having a Bible in my luggage. I’ve said it a million times before, and here it is again. If you don’t like our culture, then get the fuck out…….
A Muslim said he is suing Tesco for religious discrimination because he was asked to handle crates of alcohol in a warehouse.
Mohammed Ahmed, 32, was employed at the supermarket giant’s Lichfield depot in September last year for a job that included transporting various goods on fork-lift trucks.
The Saudi Arabia national told a tribunal he had not been told when he started the job that he would be handling alcoholic drinks – a task he said was against his Islamic beliefs.
Mr Ahmed, who moved to Derby in 2006, complained to Tesco in February, but claims he was treated unfairly as a result. After eight months working for the company, he left in protest.
The decision on his legal action, after a three-day employment tribunal held in Birmingham, is expected next week.
He said: “It’s in our religion that we are not allowed to handle alcohol. In the UK there’s equal opportunities that should protect me and my beliefs.
“I was asking for my rights. I am not saying I am a perfect person but there was a conflict with my beliefs.”
Note: this is the same supermarket that a group of Muslims recently filed a petition against to prevent them from selling alcohol in their neighborhood..