officials RINOS are calling on Tarrant County Republicans to defeat an effort by some in their party to remove a Muslim from local GOP leadership. At issue is a controversial effort that began months ago when a small group of local Republicans began pushing to remove Shahid Shafi, a Muslim, from the post of vice chairman. Those behind the move to oust Shafi, a Southlake City Council member, fear that he (like most Muslims) is loyal to Islam and Islamic law first, both of which are incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.”
Star Telegram The Star-Telegram reported earlier this week that the effort to remove Shafi has expanded and others now targeted include the party chair, Darl Easton; a precinct chair and area leader, Kelly Canon; and a precinct chair who is married to a Muslim, Lisa Grimaldi Abdulkareem.
Dorrie O’Brien, according to reports, has suggested that, while Shafi was just named to the post this summer, his appointment should be reconsidered as part of a secret ballot vote at the next party meeting. The effort first became public after O’Brien and others made posts on social media calling for reconsideration of Shafi’s appointment.
“Dr. Shafi is a practicing, Mosque-attending muslim who claims not to follow sharia law or even know what it is,” (Doesn’t even know what sharia is??? Puhleeze) activist Sara Legvold wrote on the Protect Texas Facebook page in calling for his removal. “As a practicing muslim that is an overt falsehood. Sharia law is anathema to our Constitution because Islam recognizes no other law but shariah.
“If it wasn’t so dangerous to Texas and to our republic, I could let it go,” she wrote. “But if IS that dangerous and I can’t just sit by and watch it happen. I have to speak out regardless of threats of lawsuits to silence me or threats that I’ll be personally responsible for turning Tarrant County blue, or attempts at public disdain to shame me into shutting up.”
“Please explain to me … why we need a Muslim in the SREC in Tarrant County! There are no Conservative Muslims or Moderate ones!” Republican Vicky Underhill posted on the Republican Women of Arlington Facebook page.
Shafi has denied that he is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), “nor any terrorist organization.” (Heh)