Thanks to Tyson Foods, Inc., more than 300 Somali Muslims are living in Noel, Missouri. Tyson continues to bring in workers from Somalia, which the U.S. State Department calls a “failed state.” Americans continue to look for work, while Tyson brings in not only Somalians, but also workers from Sudan.
Too many people in our four-state area are on food stamps, Medicaid and welfare, while Tyson seems more interested in cheap Muslim labor from Africa. Perhaps that is telling us the government benefits for Americans are too rich—why work when you can subsist off of the tax dollars of those who do?
You can find a Mosque with an Imam leader in Noel. While Americans struggle to be allowed to say a prayer before sporting events and the Pledge of Allegiance in the classroom, Somalian Muslims have a history of walking out of the Noel Tyson plant, demanding religious accommodations to workers at the Noel plant. Their demand, which Tyson conceded to, was they be allowed time on the job for Islamic prayer. Muslims pray five times daily.
I feel sorry for the school board members, administrators and teachers in the Noel schools. The school system has become the de facto social services department trying to stem poverty in the immigrant households. Thank you, Tyson.
As a strong believer in free enterprise, I usually support less government regulation for industry. But really? Tyson’s policy of immigrant labor is creating more poverty in small town America, as well as dividing rural communities.
America has a proud history of religious freedom and being the land of opportunity. I value this freedom, but I feel immigrants should strive to become Americans. They should come to America because they want to be Americans.
Do you think these Somali Muslims woke up one day and said, “I want to be an American, and Noel, Missouri is certainly the place for me?” I doubt it. I suspect Tyson brought them here in the name of cheap labor and corporate profit.
The real answer to the issue? I challenge every one of you out there that is on social security disability but can work, that is on welfare because it’s easier than working, to get off your duff and go to Tyson Food, Inc. in Noel and apply for a job.
Tell Tyson you will give them a good day’s work for a good day’s pay. Let them know you do not need time off for Muslim prayer, that you know English and that you are a proud American who wants to see the company prosper so they can provide you with a wage so you can prosper, as well.
The monkey is on our backs, as well as Tysons, to eliminate the need for Somali Muslims before we get one of the Islamic radicals who want a jihad and death to America.