Hate-filled New Yorker fired by employer for burning Koran

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New York, Sept 15 (ANI): A hate-filled fanatic who ripped pages from Koran and burnt them as a sign of protest, near the proposed site of a Muslim community centre and mosque near Ground Zero on Saturday, has been fired from his job at NJ Transit.

According to the New York Post, NJ Transit, the New Jersey transportation provider, said that Derek Fenton's "public actions" violated its code of ethics and that he "violated his trust as a state employee."

"Derek Fenton was terminated on September 13, 2010 from his employment at NJ TRANSIT. An at-will employee, Fenton's public actions violated New Jersey Transit's code of ethics," NJ Transit said in a statement.

"NJ TRANSIT concluded that Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore was dismissed," it added.

On Saturday, Fenton burned pages of the Koran saying, 'America should never be afraid to give their opinion.'

According to the witnesses, the act was an extreme display of fervour, apparently inspired by the Florida pastor who vowed to torch the holy books earlier in the week. (ANI)

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