Hamas-linked CAIR has been demanding that the county take action against Jamason. I wrote about whether or not what he said was true here. County officials didn’t say what they should have said, which is that noting a demonstrable fact about the Qur’an is not illegal in the United States, and even disliking Islam is not illegal in the United States, as we are not (yet) a Sharia state. Instead, they weaseled out a bit by simply noting that they couldn’t do anything since Jamason didn’t write the post while on the job, but in any case the good news is that he will not be disciplined and free speech survives (just barely) into another day.
I do hope WPTV will get around to correcting that typo in its headline, as entertaining as it is.
“John Jamason: Palm Beach County pubic [sic] information officer won’t be disciplined after Islam post,” from WPTV.com, September 18:
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The administrator for Palm Beach County said there will be no disciplinary action taken against a county worker who posted hateful comments about Islam.
County public information officer John Jamason sparked outrage last week on 9/11.
He posted on his personal Facebook page that “all Islam is radical…The Quran is a book that preaches hate”.
The county administrator said Jamason’s comments were personal and not made during work, so his statements did not violate rules.