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    Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    The protester who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero has been fired from NJTransit, sources and authorities said Tuesday.

    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.

    Fenton, 39, of Bloomingdale, N.J., burned the book during a protest on the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11 outside Park51, the controversial mosque slated to be built near Ground Zero.

    He was apparently inspired by Pastor Terry Jones, the Florida clergyman who threatened to burn the Koran that day but later changed his mind.

    NJ Transit said Fenton was fired but wouldn't give specifics.

    "Mr. Fenton's public actions violated New Jersey Transit's code of ethics," an agency statement said.



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    I hope he sues the everlovin **** out them for this.
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    He should. They are making a mockery of his right to free speech.
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Good on NJTransit for being so-called 'spineless'!

    Mr. Fenton's reckless behaviour will only encourage those poor, misunderstood Muslim radicals to mischief and make them play victim all the more!

    If only those silly, non-liberal idiots would recognise that, we'd have a more logical world!




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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    I agree he was wronged but in a court case it will either depend on how good the employee hand book spelled out the rule under which he was fired or in whether he can convince a jury he was wronged.

    I think he has a chance because the Country will for the most part think the first Amendment out weighs the Co. rules. Besides if it's like California and it doesn't require all 12 in the jury for a fining in a civil case. so he has a chance.

    We're for the most part tired of the claims of Tolerance in favor of Muslims and to hell with Christians.

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    We're for the most part tired of the claims of Tolerance in favor of Muslims and to hell with Christians.


    Even the likes of the Pope :

    Pope to tell British MPs to show more respect for the rights of Christians - Worldnews.com

    The Papal intervention in the question of rights for British Christians follows legal decisions which have seen nurses prevented from wearing crosses while on duty and forced Christian registrars to abandon their beliefs by presiding at same-sex civil partnership ceremonies.
    No such handicaps for Muslims, though the burka has been questioned.
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I hope he sues the everlovin **** out them for this.
    Sues them for what? Wrongful termination? That's laughable.

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Incredibly dumb move by NJ transit. Regardless of what their employee handbook says, this is pretty clearly protected speech.
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    He has a right to do this, but he's an idiot for doing so. It didn't accomplish anything and just makes people pissed off, and I'm not talking about just Muslims or terrorists or whoever, I'm talking about everyday people in general.

    Heck just look how pissed off these Koran burning stories have people here on his forum, even though the act has no effect on anything.

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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Incredibly dumb move by NJ transit. Regardless of what their employee handbook says, this is pretty clearly protected speech.
    |And he was free to say it. No government thugs came and stomped on him to prevent him from saying what he wanted. His employer on the other hand did not want the bad publicity of having him on the payroll
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    Re: Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ Transit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    |And he was free to say it. No government thugs came and stomped on him to prevent him from saying what he wanted. His employer on the other hand did not want the bad publicity of having him on the payroll
    I think the complaint comes from that he was employed by the government. Or am I wrong?
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