HAMBURG, N.Y. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has fired an employee of a western New York store after he posted a photo and derogatory comments about Muslim customers on Facebook.
The firing follows a request by the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for Wal-Mart to discipline the assistant manager of the store in Hamburg, a suburb of Buffalo.
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 Bentonville-based says company officials looked into the posting immediately upon learning about it and fired the employee.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations identified him as Terry Earsing, who apologized when reached by The Buffalo News on Wednesday.