The Social Mobility Commission wants you to think it’s because of “racism” and “Islamophobia” for the failure of British Muslims to progress in the workplace, rather than low intelligence and lack of skills, not to mention complacency with welfare dependency and Muslim women’s reluctance to be employed outside the home.
The SUN (h/t John H) Overall, 18.9% of Muslims aged between 16 and 74 are currently in full-time employment, according to the SMC. That is significantly less than the 34.9% figure for the adult population of the UK overall.
Part of the reason for the low employment rate is that Muslim women are far more likely to be stay-at-home mothers who are not looking for work. 18% of adult Muslim women are recorded as “looking after home and family” – three times as many as in the population as a whole.
Even when Muslims do enter the workforce, they find it harder to rise through the ranks and get well-paid jobs. Of course, Muslims have a ton of excuses for these statistics:
• The report claims young people from Islamic backgrounds believe they must work “ten times as hard” to get the same opportunities as other workers. (HAH! That’ll be the day)
• It said Muslim job-seekers felt they were less likely to get interviewed by employers if they had an “ethnic-sounding” name. (Not ethnic, Muslim, and for good reason. Muslims create unnecessary problems for employers with demands for special religious accommodations)
• The problems are particularly bad for women, according to the SMC, because they face restrictions both from within their own community and outside. (In other words, men won’t let them out of the house alone, let alone working in a job with male coworkers)
• Women complained they faced discrimination if they wore a hijab at work, making them feel uncomfortable expressing their faith. (If they can’t disobey the dress code of a civilized society, they don’t want the job)
They also said that Muslim women are often encouraged by relatives to stay at home and have children rather than going out to work – attitudes which can be reinforced by teachers at Muslim faith schools. (Muslim faith schools are only good for producing potential jihadists)
Ex-minister Alan Milburn, chairman of the SMC, said: “The British social mobility promise is that hard work will be rewarded. Unfortunately, for many young Muslims in Britain today
this promise is being broken (No, they don’t know what it means to work hard, nor do they want to)
“Young Muslims themselves identify cultural barriers in their communities and discrimination in the education system and labour market as some of the principal obstacles that stand in their way. (Muslims segregate themselves in Muslim-only communities because they feel superior to non-Muslims)