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O’Hare TSA Employee Fired Over Racist, Homphobic, Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

21 November 2011 General 5 Comments Email This Post Email This Post
Roy Egan

Roy Egan

Sun-Times Media Wire

Chicago – Roy Egan, an O’Hare Airport baggage handler who allegedly spewed racist and bigoted rants against Muslims, African Americans, Latinos and homosexuals on his Facebook page has been fired, according to the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations.

CAIR said Egan had worked at the airport for nine years, was suspended in October and terminated this month.

Egan used his Facebook page, where he openly identified himself as a TSA officer, to post comments such as: “FILTHY MUSLIM,” Muslims “need to be exterminated”, “BURN ISLAM”, “Islam, a cult that glorifies death,” and ”Does anything at all make you smile more than a Muslim burning by his own hateful hand.”

He also posted remarks about President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Attorney General Eric Holder.

CAIR-Chicago representatives met with Transportation Security Administration leadership in Chicago three weeks ago to voice the concerns of the Muslim community about the incident and to ask that more be done to prevent future incidents from happening.

“We made it clear that Egan’s discourse was as much an embarrassment to the agency and the values it stands for, as it was an affront against Muslims and other minorities,” Chicago, Roy Egan, O’Hare, Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, homosexuals, Facebook, CAIR, TSA,President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Chicago, Amina Sharif,, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, said.

“By the end of the meeting, we felt convinced that the TSA leadership takes such violations of its code of conduct very seriously and that they genuinely set out to do their utmost to ensure that all constituents are treated with fairness and respect.”

“The TSA works hard everyday to keep Americans safe,” Amina Sharif, TSA communications coordinator said in the release. “When such egregious behavior is flagged on the part of one of their agents, it breeds confidence in us as passengers that it is dealt with as swiftly and as seriously as it was in the case of Roy Egan.”

Egan was in violation of the TSA code of conduct which stipulates that its employees — on or off duty — behave in a manner that avoids causing the public to raise questions about their judgment and ability to enforce the mission of the agency, the release said.

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  1. Well everyone came out ahead on this one. The man can now collect unemployment, food stamps, and sit at home all day and vent his feelings all over the internet. As opposed to working in the back of an airport with no customer contact and maintaining a job on his own account. Meanwhile others gain the satisfaction of a man losing his job because they did not like what he said even though his thoughts will affect them no more now than when he was working. We can all celebrate the fact we removed a Bigot from the workforce. We can all agree that Bigots have no right to work and should sit at home or in a box subjected to poverty due to the audacity and tenacity of their beliefs. We also agree and support that only people with popular views or “correct views” should be able to state them publically. This story warms my heart as it was a win for everyone.

  2. He worked at a security company! Yahoos like this very often get tired of venting and start acting. A reporter at our local newspaper wrote a “fair and balanced” article on the Klan. He was fired when the paper discovered he was a member. Some jobs are sensitive, some aren’t. He can say what he wants as long as he’s willing to accept the consequences.

  3. Good I hope he does not find any more work! Pig!

  4. yeah, he’s fat…….lol. talk about low level comments, salim you kill me. now that’s a dead end comment, my first.

  5. Here’s a guy who was very LIKELY to catch a terrorist, but let’s vilify him as a racist for what he wrote on Facebook on his own time while all the fat black TSA agents grope and harass white babies, cripples and grandmas on the job!

    What % of TSA agents are black? Funny, I was Googling that very question and THIS article came up.

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