Tuesday, January 23, 2007

West Allis Rug Merchant's Story Smells Funny

The rug-merchant has spoken, but it doesn't add up.

When Jessica first mentioned this, my initial thought was that the company in question employed a dipwad in Customer Service, and that the editorial stupidity was solely the dipwad's own "thought."

I still think so. But it now seems that the rug-merchant "company" may only have 1 (or at best 2) employees--the President and the Vice-President.

Vice president Sajid Nasir said the employee is being "held accountable." But he said the incendiary and threatening nature of some of the e-mails - and voicemails left at the West Allis home that co-owner Faisal Khetani shares with his parents - have shaken the family.

First of all, Sajid: if you don't use your HOME ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER as a business address, you won't get calls at your HOME.

Of course, the grass-eaters showed up for the party:

"This is a matter of free speech," said Julie Enslow, an organizer with Peace Action Wisconsin in Milwaukee. "It is totally irresponsible for radio stations and bloggers to attack a person for his personal political views."

And the local Muslim spokesman is confused:

Othman Atta, president of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, said he would fault the worker for his lack of tact but defended his right to speak his mind.

"If you look at the polls, his opinion is reflected by a majority of Americans now," Atta said.

Atta is deliberately misleading on two fronts: first, the "worker" "spoke his mind" on COMPANY CORRESPONDENCE. It's not likely that Atta would be so cavalier and forgiving if one of his employees suggested that Muslims should become Catholic, on Islamic Society letterhead.

Hmmmmmmm, Mr. Atta?

Secondly, Atta is playing fast and loose with "polls." The "majority" of which he speaks is not overwhelming, by any means. It's slightly over 50%. Yes, it's a "majority." Barely.

How many "employees" does the rug-merchant have?

Is the "Vice-President" active in the business, daily?

Is the "President" employed by the State of Wisconsin on a full-time basis?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think we should send these guys a package of Neuske's bacon. Heh.