Texas Republicans try and oust party leader for being Muslim

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A group of Texas Republicans are attempting to use Islamophobia to ban a Muslim vice chairman from the party

Republicans in Texas are openly trying to oust a Republican Muslim because he is Muslim. Make no mistake, this is religious extremism & fundamentalism, and ends in violently harming all society. America must do better.

From the Star-Telegram:

> There’s a clear division in the Tarrant County Republican Party.

> At a time when many want to focus on the 2020 election, in the wake of this reliably red county turning blue in this year’s U.S. Senate race, Tarrant Republicans instead are focused on a call to remove a Muslim from party leadership.

> One side, described as a small group with a loud voice, wants to remove Shahid Shafi, a Muslim, from the post of vice chairman. They say it’s not about religion but whether Shafi is loyal to Islam or connected “to Islamic terror groups.”

> The other side supports Shafi, a surgeon and Southlake City Council member. At least one member is ready to step down if the effort to remove him from office is successful.

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