Professional screecher Michelle Malkin had a predictably hysterical response to the Supreme Court ruling that Abercrombie and Fitch had violated the law by refusing to accommodate a Muslim employee who wore a headscarf for religious reasons. “ZOMG, Sharia law,” she ignorantly screamed from the Newsmax rooftop.
Reflecting on an 8-1 Supreme Court ruling in favor of a job prospect who was turned down by Abercrombie & Fitch over concerns that she would [violate] wear a headscarf, that determined that “an employer may not make a job applicant’s religious practice, confirmed or otherwise, a factor in employment decisions,” Malkin insisted that non-discrimination laws, in this case the Civil Rights Act, represent onerous burdens on business.
“We have seen this increasing narrative of capitulating to unreasonable political correctness over and over and over again,” Malkin said, before criticizing “grievance-mongerers” who “pretend they stand up for the religious liberty of Muslims.”
“There’s something much more insidious and nefarious going on,” she said, mentioning the case of a Muslim woman who felt that an airline singled her out during a flight as a security risk: “The grievance-mongering industry has a very good way of forcing this country to apologize for the freedoms that we do have and in essence what we’re talking about here is the tacit adoption of Sharia law in America.”
See, when a Christian demands accommodation from an employer for their religious duty to not work on the sabbath, that’s religious liberty. When a Muslim demands the same thing under the same law, it’s OMGSHARIALAW EVERYONE RUN AWAY! They aren’t even pretending to be consistent, coherent or non-bigoted. The only one doing grievance-mongering here is Malkin, but her grievance is so thoroughly ridiculous that one can only point and laugh.