From the New York Daily News:
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. ...
Islamic law is here and now. But it is enforced not by the fatwas of ayatollahs or mullahs of the Islamic umma, but by the arbitrary powers of psuedo-ayatollahs and faux-mullahs of the American state -- in this case, the New Jersey Transit Authority. Elevating Islam's law above our Constitution, these government officials have chosen to punish the "blasphemer," in the process devaluing and, indeed, ceding our constutitional rights to speech and protest. All NJ Transit is missing is a banner saying: "9/11/01, Mission Accomplished."
The story further notes:
Fenton was ushered from the protests by police on Saturday and questioned, but he was released without charges.
"He said, 'This is America,' and he wanted to stand up for it, in a Tea Party kind of way," a police source said.
Another police source said Fenton described himself as a "loyal American" exercising his "right to protest."
But the source said Fenton looked like he was having second thoughts as he was released.
"He looked nervous, like he was starting to think it wasn't such a good idea," the police source said.
You bet this train man with the wife and two kids at home looked nervous. It wasn't America, land of the brave, he was living in anymore. It was somewhere else -- in a state of sharia.