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Muslim community to protest at Amazon HQ over denying praying space

New York [USA]: After Muslim guards at Amazon were refused with a space to pray five times in a day, the outraged community is planning a demonstration at the company’s headquarters in Seattle on May 1st.

“Outraged Muslims to lead march to @amazon’s HQ after security guards demanded time & space to pray 5x a day while on the job,” tweeted Fox News.

According to media reports, the Service Employees International Union and three Muslim guards who work for Security Industry Specialists, the security contractor Amazon uses to guard its facility, accuse SIS, and by implication Amazon, of refusing to allow the guards space to pray five times daily.

The rally, however, won’t be the first time SEIU and former SIS guards who are Muslim have knocked at Amazon’s door.

The South Seattle Emerald reported in February “hundreds of devout Muslims, clergy, labor unionists” and even some Amazon workers took part in a prayer rally to demonstrate against SIS policy regarding prayer rooms.

Earlier, Amazon had declared support in January for a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s order to put a temporary halt to immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. (ANI)