*Juan Williams continues to benefit from his National Public Radio firing.
The commentator, axed by NPR in October for his remarks about Muslims, just signed a deal with Crown Publishers to write two books.
The first, due this summer, will “focus on free speech and the growing difficulty in America of speaking out on sensitive topics,” Crown Publishers announced Tuesday.
Williams was let go by NPR after saying on the Fox News Channel he gets nervous when he sees on a plane people with clothing that identifies them as Muslim.
NPR said his remarks violated its standards of not having on-air personnel giving opinions. Several days later, Williams, who said he was hurt by the suggestion he’s a bigot, was hired by Fox News to be a commentator.