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)