TEXAS: Texas Republicans voted to keep a GOP county official in his position after a small group raised a ruckus over his Muslim religious beliefs. The Tarrant County Republican Party overwhelming voted to keep Dr. Shahid Shafi as the party’s vice chair Thursday. “As an immigrant to this great country, I am honored and privileged to receive the support of my fellow Republicans,” Shafi said following the vote, according to The Texas Tribune. “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 in a lengthy Facebook post. “I salute the Tarrant County Republican Party for re-affirming Shahid Shafi,” Bush said in a tweet Thursday night.
Source: Pakistan Today January 11, 2019 18:22 UTC