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Texas Republicans reject vote to oust GOP leader because he is Muslim
CNN ^ | 01/10/19 | Madeline Holcombe and Hollie Silverman,

Posted on 01/11/2019 7:32:04 AM PST by Simon Green

A bid to remove a Texas county GOP leader from his post because he is Muslim has been rejected.

The Tarrant County Republican Party voted on Thursday to keep Dr. Shahid Shafi in his post as vice chairman, according to the Star-Telegram.

In a video posted on the Star-Telegram's website, Mike Snyder of the Tarrant County Republican Party announced, "the vote total was 139 to support Dr. Shafi and only 49 to reject him."

Snyder went on to say, "tonight's vote demonstrates the majority of Republicans in Tarrant County stands with Dr. Shahid Shafi. And on the firm foundation of religious freedom memorialized in the Declaration of Independence."

Following the vote, Shafi said, "our union is a little more perfect today. And it's time for us to put those divisions to rest."

CNN has reached out to the Tarrant County Republican Party to independently confirm.

In the weeks leading up to the proposal to remove Shafi, Republicans on the county, state and national level, rallied around the vice chairman. Shafi was appointed in July. His ratification received near unanimous support from the group's executive committee.

The lone dissenter, however, created a small group that brought forth a motion to oust Shafi, Jeremy Bradford, executive director of the Tarrant County GOP, told CNN. Tarrant County includes the city of Forth Worth. Sources within the party say the dissenter is Dorrie O'Brien, who has been outspoken on Facebook about her concerns about Shafi's religion.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: rinos; rop; shafi; tarrantcounty
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1 posted on 01/11/2019 7:32:04 AM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

Did he reject sharia in public and on record?

If not—throw the terrorist prone “american” out pronto.

And the beast he rode on.

If so—he should be warily welcomed.


2 posted on 01/11/2019 7:34:58 AM PST by whistleduck (arpoon)
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To: Simon Green

Something tells me there’s more to this than just his religion. For example, does he support ANYTHING that Trump supports?


3 posted on 01/11/2019 7:35:20 AM PST by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: Simon Green

why do they claim that the only reason was because he was a muslim? I don’t trust the journalists


4 posted on 01/11/2019 7:35:31 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Simon Green

I trust that those voting know the man best. Being part of a flawed religion is a big problem, but many people have big problems and having a big problem doesn’t always mean that an individual isn’t the right man for the job.

And if those voting make a stupid decision, it is primarily theirs to live with.


5 posted on 01/11/2019 7:35:48 AM PST by Hieronymus ((It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G. K. Chesterton))
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To: Simon Green

They just keep filtering in....


6 posted on 01/11/2019 7:36:25 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Mount Athos

Good point, on average I’d take a muslim over a journalist.


7 posted on 01/11/2019 7:36:34 AM PST by Hieronymus ((It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G. K. Chesterton))
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