Mr Ahmed said he was married and now unemployed, with the problem of finding another job to pay the mortgage.
Well, that’s what you get for putting your superstitions before the work you’re paid to do.
The Thisiswalsallonline.com website has the story of Waheed Ahmed, who was not allowed to take time off to attend some mojo at his mosque. He took it, anyway. He got the sack. Quite right, too.
The Walsall, West Midlands, firm was already allowing Muslims some time off for religious reasons, but Ahmed seemed to want more.
Recently we reported on a Muslim worker who refused to handle booze. No one was asking him to drink it, or even come into direct contact with it. He was a forklift truck driver and the booze was in crates. He lost his case.
With a bit of luck, Ahmed will lose his, too, and so will any others who, given an inch, want to take a mile. We may even see a situation whereby all Muslims and other religious headcases are told, simply, “You do your job or you observe your religion. But, if there’s a clash, not both. Keep your religion at home.”