Apr 23 2011
SHOCKER! New Jersey Transit worker fired for burning a Qur'an at Ground Zero last 9/11 is rehired, thanks to the ACLU. Yes, the ACLU!
Sorry to report, notorious Muslim sympathizer, NJ Governor Chris Christie, is unhappy, as he supported the firing of this man. Then again, Christie also supported the building of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque.
FOX NEWS -(H/T Susan K) – Derek Fenton, 40, who was fired on Sept. 13, 2010 a day after torching the Muslim holy book at the site of a proposed Islamic center near the former site of the World Trade Center, is set to return to his $86,110-a-year job and receive $25,000 for pain and suffering as well as $331 in back pay for everyday since his dismissal, the Newark Star Ledger reported.
New Jersey Transit also has to pay the ACLU $25,000 in legal fees for bringing the suit on Fenton’s behalf, according to the settlement.
Fenton, who wasn’t working that day, was there to mark the ninth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. His protest received national attention as well as criticism from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who supported his firing.
“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.”