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Muslim Group Asks Walmart to Rehire Worker Fired Following Anti-Muslim Facebook Comments

Believe employee is truly apologetic for his comments

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HAMBURG, N.Y. — A Muslim advocacy group is asking Wal-Mart to rehire a worker who posted derogatory comments about Muslim customers on Facebook and was fired last week.

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council On American-Islamic Relations, said Friday that the group had accepted Terrance Earsing's apology and, in a letter to Wal-Mart U.S. President and Chief Executive William Simon, urged the retailer to do the same.

Earsing was an assistant manager at a Wal-Mart in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg. Along with a picture of Muslim women in traditional dress, his expletive-filled posting read: "Halloween came early this year. … Do they really have to … dress like that."