A longtime conservative activist is joining others in Texas to condemn county GOP officials for their plans to oust a Muslim from a top position.
Members of the Tarrant County GOP are planning to oust Vice-Chairman Dr. Shadid Shaif over fears he is loyal to Islamic laws over U.S. laws, and he opposes support for Israel.
He has denied the allegations, however, and prominent Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz have condemned the local effort to oust him.
Cathie Adams of Eagle Forum, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, tells OneNewsNow that she opposes ousting Shafi unless it can be proven he is disloyal to the United States.
"If a person is not demanding that Sharia law replace the U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation, and our state," says Adams, "then they are living under the same laws that you and I are and this is not a person to be concerned about."
The Associated Press reports that Shafi, who sits on the city council in a Fort Worth suburb, has insisted that he supports the U.S. court system over Sharia.
He was born in India and raised in Pakistan, and became a U.S. citizen in 2009, the AP said.
In addition to Cruz and others speaking out, the state's Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution stating it supports the "freedom to practice all faiths."