A GOP politician in the US state of Texas says there is a movement to oust him because he is a Muslim.
The Republican Party vice-chairman of Texas’s third largest county said his colleagues were trying to oust him for being a Muslim, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Shahid Shafi, a trauma surgeon in Fort Worth, has been accused of promoting Sharia law and being affiliated with terrorist groups by precinct Chairwoman Dorrie O’Brien.
She is, therefore, petitioning to have the Tarrant County Republican Party “reconsider” his appointment.
O’Brien has previously said that Shafi is a “fake Republican” who could have infiltrated the organization at the request of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“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,” Shafi said. “And unfortunately, I don’t think it will be the last either.”