Kudos to the Texas state Republican Social gathering for gently telling certainly one of its county committees to place spiritual liberty forward of paranoia about Muslims.
At subject is a push by a number of grassroots activists to undo the Tarrant County committee’s naming of Dr. Shahid Shafi as vice chairman. They’ve compelled a committee vote on the query come Jan. 10.
Shafi, a Muslim immigrant from Pakistan who earned US citizenship in 2009, is a trauma surgeon and twice-elected member of the Southlake Metropolis Council. However the dunderheads determine he’s a secret Muslim Brotherhood agent or somesuch, as a result of — nicely, simply because.
Dorrie O’Brien, a precinct chair from Grand Prairie, claims Shafi is related to terrorist-affiliated teams, the Austin American-Statesman reported. However she gives zero proof, and Shafi says he’s not solely devoted to American legal guidelines however to GOP values, and has by no means promoted Islamic or Sharia legislation.
Over the weekend, the state celebration’s govt committee handed a movement by a commanding 63-Zero that “affirms and helps each American’s proper to observe their faith” and notes that Shafi “demonstrates by way of deed and voice his dedication and servant management to Republicans in his neighborhood and past.”
It then “strongly encourages” the Tarrant GOP to stay with its vice chairman and keep on with “defending and preserving spiritual liberty for all Individuals.”
Shafi says the decision “reaffirmed my religion in our celebration and in our nation” and “eliminated all doubts as to what we’re and what we imagine in as conservatives and Republicans . . . That is and stays and may all the time be the celebration of Lincoln and Reagan.”
We look ahead to the Tarrant County committee proving the reality of that assertion subsequent month.