This is a whopper of a story and highlights a HUGE problem in America…Illegal alien labor AND Muslims claiming discrimination about EVERYTHING. These Muslim business owners had previously filed a discrimination suit against the NJ town because they were shut down for VERY good reasons:
NEWARK — The operators of a shuttered halal meat processing facility in Perth Amboy can move ahead with their lawsuit charging that city and county officials shut down the plant because the owners are Muslim, a federal judge has ruled. American Halal Live Poultry and its owner Wahid Abdul, filed the federal lawsuit earlier this year charging that that inspectors violated their constitutional rights and enforced regulations in a discriminatory fashion because they are Muslim. The defendants include the city, Middlesex County and nine code enforcement officials as well as unnamed police officers. Via: nj.com
Now the business is being outed for employing illegal Muslims. This raises so many questions…Did this town know about the illegal Muslims but didn’t do anything until the discrimination suit was filed?
Two New Jersey businessmen were arrested Wednesday after an indictment was filed in federal court charging them with forcing employees to work at a Halal chicken slaughterhouse in Middlesex County.
Mohammad Abdul Wahid, 54, of Queens, New York, and Mohammed Iqbal Kabir, 42, of Bronx, New York, are charged by complaint with one count each of conspiracy to commit human trafficking related offenses, conspiracy to harbor undocumented persons for financial gain; and violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From July 2011 through January 2016, Wahid owned and operated a Halal chicken slaughterhouse business in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The business operated pursuant to Halal practices, which meant that the live poultry was slaughtered by Muslim individuals. The poultry would then be cleaned and prepared for sale by other employees.
During the time that the facility was operational, Wahid and Kabir allegedly employed undocumented persons. The employees were paid approximately $290 a week in cash and would typically work 70 to 100 hours a week, working six or seven days a week. The employees were not paid more if they worked more hours, nor were they given overtime pay.
The employees lived in a boarding house in front of the business, for which Wahid allegedly deducted $40 a week from the employees’ pay checks. The boarding house did not have heat or hot water and was infested with insects.
The defendants also employed two Muslim individuals to slaughter the chickens and forced them to continue working at the slaughterhouse. When these two victims complained about the hours they were working and the conditions of the facility (no gloves, masks or proper soap), the defendants allegedly threatened to call the police. The victims were afraid of being arrested and deported and they continued to work until health inspectors closed the business.
The human trafficking charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The harboring undocumented persons for financial gain carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. The violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act carry a maximum of six months in jail and a fine of $10,000.