"Koran burner Derek Fenton booted from his job at NJ TransitRead more on this outrage here.
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.
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.
Several neighbors in Fenton's town stood up for his right to express himself with flames.
'Good for him for burning the Koran,' neighbor Jacqui Marquez, 40, said."
Update: Daily News online poll currently has 78% in favor of his right to burn the Koran. 11:39pm