"The principle of free speech is not concerned with the content of a man's speech and does not protect only the expression of good ideas, but all ideas. If it were otherwise, who would determine which ideas are good and where forbidden? The government?" Ayn Rand
Another nail in the coffin of free speech.
Whether you like what the man did or not is irrelevant. This is (was) a free country, and his is protected speech. This is an outrage. Let's hope this goes to the Supreme Court. How else to stop this relentless islamization of our society? Over at Creeping:
Violated his trust as a state employee? How so? NJ has been a stronghold for Islamic terrorists going back to the 1993 World Trade Center bombers. How many are employed by New Jersey Transit? via Koran burner Derek Fenton fired from his job at NJ Transit.
A radical who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero was fired from his job at NJ Transit, sources and authorities confirmed.
Derek Fenton, an 11-year employee at NJ Transit, was fired Monday, the agency said in a statement, two days after he was photographed burning the Koran.
“Mr. Fenton’s public actions violated New Jersey Transit’s code of ethics,” NJ Transit said.
“NJ Transit concluded that Mr. Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore was dismissed.”
Fenton’s hate-filled display occurred during a protest against the mosque on the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11.
JammieWearingFool‘s commentary is on point.
Who knew public employees were kept on such a short leash? Heck, teacher’s union goons wished death upon Governor Christie and they still all have jobs.
When someone burns an American flag are they hate-filled radicals or just people exercising free speech?
When SEIU thugs storm people’s houses and they beat up tea partiers they all get to keep their jobs. Why such selective justice in this case?
UPDATE: Diane rightly points out, "This article is tantamount to putting out an Islamic wanted poster. He and his entire family will not be safe and will need protection just like everyone else who has dared to speak out against the religion of perpetual outrage."