Remember Derek Fenton?

April 23, 2011

Remember Derek Fenton, the New Jersey transit worker who burned a few Koran pages in New York on his free time and got canned for it across the river by Christie’s New Jersey Transit? Well there’s a happy ending. Fenton has won back his job, damages and lost wages. The importance of this goes beyond Fenton, warning municipalities against this form of appeasement. Of course New Jersey decisionmakers probably think this brand of appeasement was cheap at the price.

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Russell Simmons
FIGHTS for ISLAM.
Says it’s a Jewish thing

This is what Fenton had to say

“Our government cannot pick and choose whose free speech rights are protected, based on whether or not they approve of the content of our statements or actions,” Fenton said in a statement. “This is the very essence of the First Amendment.”

This is what Christie said at the time

The settlement comes after the governor publicly supported Fenton’s firing. In February, Christie said he didn’t ask for the dismissal but called it appropriate because “that kind of intolerance is … unacceptable.”
“I knew he was going to be fired, and I had no problem with it,” Christie said at the time. “And I still don’t have a problem with it.”

Pick your conservative hero. via sultanknish.blogspot.com


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