As I mentioned a couple of days ago, the stalwart patriot who burned pages of the Koran at Ground Zero on 9-11 was fired from his job at the New Jersey Transit authority.
Dr. Andrew Bostom has a few things to say about this travesty:
Burning the Constitution with the Koran
by Andrew G. Bostom
My friend, writer Diana West has blogged about a breaking New York Daily News story which captures (or should, even for those who remain willfully blind to the burgeoning phenomenon) how local US state institutions are obsequiously imposing Sharia norms. New Jersey Transit worker Derek Fenton was summarily fired — an 11 year career coming to a sudden end — for his peaceful act of First Amendment protected protest (see the video here):
The protester who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero has been fired from NJ Transit, 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.
Fenton’s common sense neighbor Jacqui Marquez opined, “Everybody’s entitled to their opinion… by firing him, they’re sending a message that there’s no freedom of speech. They’re completely wrong for doing this.” And alas, even the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Chris Dunn appeared to have his head screwed on properly with regard to Fenton’s egregious firing. If, as it appears, Fenton was fired for burning the Koran while off-duty, Dunn maintained his First Amendment rights probably were violated, as “The Supreme Court has recognized a constitutional right to burn the flag. As reprehensible as it may be, burning the Koran would be protected as well.”
Of course Chris Dunn of the NYCLU is correct under US Constitutional Law, but not under Islamic (Sharia) Law, where such “blasphemous” acts have always been punished lethally, including within mythically enlightened Muslim Spain. Indeed, as I noted at The American Thinker in February, 2008, the global Muslim umma, as represented by its unique 57 member nation religio-political body, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the largest voting bloc in the United Nations, is seeking to overturn human rights constructs like our Bill of Rights, and impose Islamic blasphemy law, internationally.
The cultural relativist self-loathing in our society that abets this process — as exemplified by the NJ Transit’s firing of Mr. Fenton — smacks of the submissive dhimmi mentality Islam imposes with the ongoing threat of violence upon non-Muslims living under the Sharia.
Read the rest at the American Thinker.