You may have missed this story yesterday, but a Muslim flight attendant was suspended from her job for refusing to serve alcohol to passengers because it's against her faith.
A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith. In a bid to get her job back, Charee Stanley filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday for the revocation of a reasonable religious accommodation.
With all the hoopla surrounding the Kim Davis homophobic train, it's no wonder this story was virtually ignored. Mike Huckabee, who's trying to ride Kim Davis into the GOP Presidential nominee was asked by CNN's Alisyn Camerota if Charee Stanley, a Muslim fight attendant had the same right to deny services to her passengers because of her religious beliefs. You'll see how Huckabee uses weasel words to get around actually saying Charee should not have been suspended from her job.
CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked Huckabee about Charee Stanley, a flight attendant for ExpressJet who was suspended for refusing to serve alcohol. She said it violated her religious beliefs.
Historically we have made accommodations for people with religious convictions," Huckabee said when asked if he Stanley has the right to refuse to serve alcohol."You've seen it in Michigan where they spent $25,000 providing foot baths for Muslims students," he said, adding that the U.S. gave prayer mats to prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison.
When asked again if he supports Stanley's refusal to serve alcohol, Huckabee said, "I think people try to make accommodations wherever they can." "Sometimes maybe it can't be done, but in this case there was no attempt to make an accommodation to Kim Davis, he said."
Huckabee immediately pivoted away from Stanley's story and dove right back into the arms of Kim Davis. In Charee's case, she made arrangements with other attendant's to serve alcohol for her, but in Davis' case, she's refusing to allow anyone to fill in for her and instead making a martyr out of herself. And for Huckabee, religious freedom's only pertain to Christians since the Republican base is as angry at radical Islam as it is these damn Mexicans.
Also, the reason Charee was suspended was from the complaints of another worker, who must be an avid Fox News Islamophobe who saw foreign writings on her person.
It seemed to be working out until another flight attendant filed a complaint against Stanley on August 2 claiming she was not fulfilling her duties by refusing to serve alcohol, Masri said. The employee complaint also said Stanley had a book with "foreign writings" and wore a headdress.