Good News: MN Muslim Workers Granted Ramadan Break

Good News: MN Muslim Workers Granted Ramadan Break

GOOD NEWS: MN MUSLIM WORKERS GRANTED RAMADAN BREAK

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/4/06) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today said that Muslim employees at Lake Region Manufacturing in Chaska, Minn., have been given the right to take their break at sunset during the month of Ramadan.

The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group received a report that employees were being forced to wait to break their Ramadan fast until almost two hours after sunset.

(Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset.)

After CAIR sent a letter to the company, the workers were allowed to take their break at sunset.

CONTACT: CAIR Civil Rights Manager Khadija Athman, 202-646-6033


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