Republican leader in Texas likely to be removed because "He Is Muslim"

11 Janvier, 2019, 11:56 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Texas Republicans defend county GOP leader as group pushes to oust him because he is Muslim

Shafi, a trauma surgeon, is a US citizen and immigrant from India. Because he's a Muslim.

Mr Shafi while speaking to the Washington Post said "This is, unfortunately, not the first time that people or my political opponents have tried to use my religion against me to distract the voters". "And unfortunately, I don't think it will be the last either".

Shafi, who has worked as a trauma and rehabilitation expert in various universities and hospitals in Texas, joined the Republican Party soon after receiving United States nationality in 2009. They seem surprised to find out they aren't wanted, despite being sent a very clear message that they aren't welcome.

"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 USA, in Tarrant County, and in the TCGOP", Dorrie O'Brien, a local precinct chair, wrote on Facebook. Shafi denies both claims, saying he supports the American court system.

"Here are the facts".

Shafi, in an open letter, said he believes in the county GOP's "fundamental sense of fairness". "I believe that the laws of our nation are our Constitution and the laws passed by our elected legislatures - I have never promoted any form of Sharia Law".

Since past year, when he was appointed as the vice chairman of the party's Tarrant County chapter, he has been the victim of wild and unsubstantiated accusations - ranging from him being part of the Muslim Brotherhood to being a supporter of Sharia law. "I am honoured to be an American and a Republican", he was quoted as saying.

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Some local Republican activists denounced their party chairman, Darl Easton, for his appointment of Shafi, claiming that Shafi and others' appointments brought disunity to the party and allowed Democrats to gain a stronger foothold in Tarrant county.

The person behind the campaign against him is Dorrie O'Brien, a precinct chairwoman, who makes no secret of her dislike of Islam. Even though Shafi is an active member of his party, Easton observed, his efforts on behalf of the GOP have gone unrecognized by those seeking to remove him. Ted Cruz and Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

"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 USA, in Tarrant County, and in the TCGOP", O'Brien wrote on Facebook, adding that "there are big questions surrounding exactly where Dr. Shafi's loyalties lie, vis a vis Democrat and Republican policies".

You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

"Rest assured, this grotesque battle over whether a Muslim - any Muslim, evidently - can be a good American or party functionary has done more damage to the Tarrant County GOP than any external threat ever could", said the Star-Telegram in a January 6 editorial.

Brendan Steinhauser, an Austin-based GOP strategist, worries that Shafi's ousting would harm the Tarrant County GOP and state party in the 2020 elections. "I don't know how serious they were about it, though". Easton said he accepted that as Attebery's resignation.

"I heard from a few people that if Shafi is removed they'll resign", said Brian Bledsoe, a Tarrant County GOP precinct chairman.

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