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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:21 PM

In Texas' third largest county, there's a campaign to oust the local GOP's vice-chair because he's

Source: Texas Tribune/Washington Post

The first time Shahid Shafi ran for a seat on the city council in Southlake in 2011, advisers assured him a Muslim in post-9/11 America who spoke with an accent and emigrated from Pakistan would never win an election in Texas.

It’s a story that Shafi, a Republican trauma surgeon, likes to tell because he didn’t believe them. He won the Southlake City Council seat on his second try, in 2014, has since served as a delegate to multiple Texas GOP conventions and, in July, was appointed vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party, located in Fort Worth.

But that’s when his religion somehow became a problem again — in the eyes of some Republican colleagues.

Shafi hadn’t held the position in the North Texas county for more than a couple of days before a precinct chairwoman urged Darl Easton, chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party, to “reconsider” appointing Shafi to a leadership role, a request that was soon echoed by several other precinct chairs.

“The only reason she had was because he was a Muslim,” Easton told The Washington Post. “That was the only reason she gave.”

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/12/05/tarrant-county-campaign-oust-gop-vice-chair-muslim/

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TexasBushwhacker Dec 5 #1
efhmc Thursday #2
IronLionZion Thursday #4
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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:35 PM

1. He belongs to a club that doesn't want him as a member n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:25 AM

2. Come on over to the people who will accept and welcome you.

The Democratic Party of Texas.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:49 AM

4. Conservatives would make the Democratic party shift right

it's better if these folks divide the GOP and ruin their party over superficial nonsense.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:56 AM

3. It wasn't just religion. From 2011:

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:27 AM

5. They turn on their own. Sad, but so, so Republican.

What a dispicable party. From coast to coast, these morons show no shame, guilt, or remorse for saying or acting out something stupid. Yet, people still vote for them.

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