Wal-Mart fires US employee for criticising Muslims on Facebook
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart has fired an employee of a store in the United States after he posted derogatory comments about Muslim customers on Facebook.
The firing follows a request by the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) for Wal-Mart to discipline the assistant manager.
Along with a picture of Muslim women in traditional dress, the manager's expletive-filled posting read: "Halloween came early this year. Do they really have to... dress like that."
A spokesman for US-based Wal-Mart Stores said company officials looked into the posting immediately upon learning about it and fired the employee. Cair identified him as Mr Terry Earsing. He apologised when reached by The Buffalo News on Wednesday.