TSA officer fired over Facebook posts

November 15, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A Transportation Security Administration officer at O’Hare Airport has been fired for posting anti-Muslim, racist statements on his Facebook page.

In this Intelligence Report: TSA officials in Chicago tell the I-Team that veteran officer Roy Egan has been terminated. Officer Egan was a baggage screener at O’Hare almost since the beginning of TSA after 9/11. Now, Egan has resumed his rants on Facebook, the same venue that cost him his government job.

Egan was stationed at O’Hare for nine years. On his Facebook page, he identified himself as an employee of the Homeland Security Department, and said, “I look for bad stuff going on airplanes.” Under that heading, Egan wrote things such as: “Islam a cult that glorifies death…and a filthy religion” and that Muslims should be exterminated.