Anti-Muslim License Plate In Minnesota Sparks Outrage

Offensive plate
Offensive plate

Minnesota, 1 Jumadal Awwal 1437/26 February 2016 (MINA)  – Islamophobia has become a serious problem in many areas in USA, and recently the Minnesota Department of Public Safety got caught in the tension.

A vanity license plate reading ‘FMUSLMS’ somehow passed the approval process and made its way onto a vehicle,  Mi’raj Islamic New Agency (MINA)  reported, quoting IINA.

On Saturday, a photo of the offending message was posted to Facebook by a member of the group #UniteCloud, setting off a deluge of unfavorable public commentary.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton demanded the plate be both revoked and retrieved.

He also commented, “[The plates are] offensive and the person who requested them should be ashamed.”

The Department of Public Services has since apologized and taken possession of the license plate.   (T/P011/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)