Palm Beach County Public Affairs staffer John Jamason is being investigated for a Facebook post about Islam. There is every chance that he could be disciplined for making a "critical" statement about Islam on 9/11. Since when is it a crime to post a statement like this on one's personal Facebook page? Where is the man's right to free speech? Apparently free speech is a secondary issue when one of Florida's leading Muslim groups is offended.
John Jamason incited the wrath of Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida, Inc because of a Facebook post about Islam. On Friday, September 13, the group demanded that all social media posts made by Jamason be turned over to them for inspection. They asked for a public records request to the county commission asking for communication sent by Jamason from any country computer within the past 3o days. This includes social media comments or anything that would be deemed personal.
On 9/11.2013, Jamason wrote on his Facebook page," “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."
John Jamason is precisely correct. All Islam is radical. The Quran preaches nothing but hate. Everything he said is 100 percent truth and nothing that everyone truly aware with the nature of Islam has not said on social media and posted over and over again. This is free speech. But will speaking out cost Jamason his job?
If CAIR Florida has its way, yes. Posting about Islam is one exception to the free speech declaration in the Constitution. Most people just don't know about it yet, until it's too late.
Palm Beach County Administrator Bob Weisman said that Jamason would have been fired by now, had he not been a merit system employee. “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.
Really, Jamason would be fired for this statement if he was not a merit system employee? This shows how much bullying power organizations like CAIR have on citizens. They went so far as to request all of the emails Jamason may have received to and from Muslims, Muslim organizations, Islam, and Islamic organizations for the past 60 days. If they can get all this information, they can throw their weight around as much as they want. And public officials cower.
“The private rights of employees on social media and for other modes of communication are protected by the U.S. Constitution and relevant law,” Weisman said.
Are they? If they were protected by law, why they lengthy investigation into Jamason's personal emails and social media postings? The only reason this is happening is because of CAIR. And official's fears of offending Islam. When it comes to speaking out about Islam, privacy is nonexistent.
With Florida Pastor Terry James's arrest on 9/11 for having kerosene soaked Koran's, it appears that Florida is being held hostage by CAIR Florida. Based in Tampa, they were already out the day of the "burning" looking for who might be responsible for the burning of the Koran.
"Allah and his," read Samantha Bowden, CAIR Tampa's Communication Director. "I saw a couple pieces fluttering. Looked closer. All in these grooves, there were just bits and bits," she said.