My Comment: What country are we living in?!! Did Florida secede from the Nation? Did they take away our freedom of Speech and not tell anyone? HELLO! They can say anything they want about Christians, but let someone dare say anything about Islam and all HELL breaks loose. What have we become?
A Florida public servant may be disciplined for posting a message critical of Islam on his personal Facebook page, a county official said this week.
Palm Beach County Public Affairs staffer John Jamason, in 2008. (Credit: Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach County Administrator Bob Weisman said the county is still deciding whether or not to discipline public information officer John Jamason for a 9/11 Facebook post skewering Islam, according to the Palm Beach Post.
“Never forget. There is no such thing as radical Islam. All Islam is radical. There may be Muslims who don’t practice their religion, much like others. The Quran is a book that preaches hate,” the message said, according to WPTV.
Weisman said that if Jamason were not a “merit system employee who is protected by State law from arbitrary termination” he may have been fired by now.
“If he was an at-will employee, for which I do have more discretion, I would be considering his termination today for the ignorance of his comments and that they are hurtful to part of our community,” Weisman told WPTV.
Jamason, however, has adamantly defended his comments.
“If I owe anybody an apology, it would be the county commissioners and county administration just for the fact that you’re all on my porch. No, I don’t think I owe anybody an apology, I didn’t say anything offensive, ” he reportedly said.
- CAIR investigating employee comments (wptv.com)
- Local PIO criticizes Quran on 9/11 (wptv.com)
- County worker unfairly targeted for personal Facebook post criticizing Quran (bizpacreview.com)