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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:51 PM

Texas Republicans Will Vote on Whether to Remove Muslim-American...Because of His Relgion

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Texas Republicans Will Vote on Whether to Remove Muslim-American From GOP Position Because of His Religion
As the House of Representatives welcomes its first two Muslim congresswomen, Texas Republicans will vote on Thursday over whether to remove Tarrant County Republican party vice-chair Shahid Shafi from his seat because he identifies as a Muslim-American.

The vote comes after some members of the county party put forth a motion to remove Shafi, a Republican trauma surgeon and Southlake City councilman, from his position due to his Islamic beliefs.

Dorrie O’Brien, a precinct chair, expressed fear that Shafi would uphold Islamic law over the U.S. constitution and that he might be related “to Islamic terror groups.”

“We don’t think he’s suitable as a practicing Muslim to be vice chair because he’d be the representative for ALL Republicans in Tarrant County, and not ALL Republicans in Tarrant County think Islam is safe or acceptable in the U.S., in Tarrant County, and in the TCGOP," O'Brien wrote on Facebook. "There are big questions surrounding exactly where Dr. Shafi’s loyalties lie, vis a vis Democrat and Republican policies.”

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Reply Texas Republicans Will Vote on Whether to Remove Muslim-American...Because of His Relgion (Original post)
NeoGreen Jan 11 OP
Atticus Jan 11 #1
Pope George Ringo II Jan 11 #2
Voltaire2 Jan 11 #7
Pope George Ringo II Jan 11 #8
Shrike47 Jan 11 #3
MineralMan Jan 11 #4
CatMor Jan 11 #5
Major Nikon Jan 11 #6

Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:56 PM

1. You.Just.Can't. Make.This.Shit.Up! nt

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:58 PM

2. There's at least some room for discussion of whether or not religion is what's wrong with America

The jury is in, though, on whether or not it's what's wrong with the GOP today: It is.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:22 PM

7. What is wrong with our republic right now

is the Republican Party. So I don’t think there is any room there to argue that religion is not part of the problem.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:39 PM

8. There are a couple of other things which might be in that conversation.

None of them made better by the GOP, admittedly.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:58 PM

3. Already happened. He kept his seat.

But why the hell was his religion an issue?

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:00 PM

4. Because, for some, religion IS the issue.

The only issue.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:05 PM

5. This is unbelievable....

they should be ashamed for even considering removing him. Scary to think there are some people in government positions who think that way. The members who considered removing him should be the ones removed.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:08 PM

6. This guy is one of my city councilmembers

It's not as if Southlake is a bastion of tolerance in the middle of a sea of wingnut rock hard stupidity. It's just that the god of money speaks a loud louder than the zombie god.

As far as I can tell the guy is almost completely irreligious or at the very least keeps his beliefs completely private. Yet for the sin of daring to identify as a Muslim, he must be purged from the GOP.

Just as I predicted, the vote to remove him wasn't successful, but you still had about a quarter of these dumshits that voted for his removal. It just underscores how the fight against theocracy is ongoing.

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