I'm starting to dislike that Mr. Koran very much
Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit
The protestor who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero was fired from NJ Transit over the controversial act, sources and authorities said yesterday.
Derek Fenton's 11-year career at the agency came to an abrupt halt Monday after photographs of him ripping pages from the Muslim holy book and setting them ablaze appeared in newspapers
NJ Transit confirmed Fenton was fired but wouldn't elaborate.
"Mr. Fenton's public actions violated New Jersey Transit's code of ethics," an agency statement said. "NJ TRANSIT concluded that Mr. Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore was dismissed."
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Burn a Flag?, No Problem Freedom of Speech
Burn a Bible?, No Problem Freedom of Speech
Burn a Torah?, No Problem Freedom of Speech
Burn a Koran? have to be Fired and Harrassed
We have already become Dhimmis
I smell lawsuit.
Again this is why there needs to be regulation around liability and suing in the US. This isn't about freedom of speech, this is about NJ transit covering their a$$ in case of a lawsuit.
If the guy was on his own time, why couldn't he sue. The larger issue is that outside of work, your employer should not have a say what you do. If the man feels like burning the Koran on his own time, I say, go with the feeling.
Also, in many government departments around the world, in places with much more strict employment laws than the US, you can be terminated immediately for misconduct in public. Its the nature of the job.
Like I said, people have been fired in the US for making comments about their job on facebook, which seems worse than this no? It's not a freedom of speech issue, it's not a right to work in the public sector is it?
Talking about freedom of speech, don't you also have the freedom to hire anyone you like and set up rules you would like them to abide to ?
What I wonder why he was taken away by police and questioned, did they do that with his permission ?
I don't have a problem with this. He should be fired.
I wonder if he had union representation. Not that I have much respect or faith in unions.
Yes.Talking about freedom of speech, don't you also have the freedom to hire anyone you like and set up rules you would like them to abide to ?
I don't think that, fundamentally, this is a freedom of speech issue. He broke his employer's code of ethics which in all likelihood was a legally binding agreement.
I don't know.What I wonder why he was taken away by police and questioned, did they do that with his permission ?
Don't expect to hold a govt job when you make yourself look like an ass on national TV.