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Employee sues Camp Lejeune for nixing anti-Muslim decals

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A retired Marine who is a civilian employee at Camp Lejeune is suing the Marine Corps base for demanding that he remove anti-Muslim stickers from his car.

Officials asked Jesse Nieto, whose son was a victim of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, to remove a decal that read “Islam = terrorism” and another that showed a boy urinating on a man wearing a turban. Nieto complied.

Two weeks later, base officials ordered him to remove two other decals, both of which bore an Islamic symbol with a red circle and line through it. One read, “We died and they rejoiced,” and the other read, “No quarter Islamic terrorists.”

Maj. Nat Fahy, a spokesman for Camp Lejeune, said the base received two complaints about the stickers in July. Nieto’s lawsuit claims the base violated his free speech and equal protection rights.

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