In response to the settlement giving the NJ Transit worker who burned the Quran his job back (see the Star-Ledger), the Council on American-Islamic Relations approved the settlement and stated,

"Our question was always, was his action in any way related to his duties on the job? Apparently it wasn't," spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said today. "What he did, however reprehensible, should not impact on his employment."

Their position is commendable.