Anti-Muslim license plate in Minnesota sparks outrage

Anti-Muslim License Plate In Minnesota Sparks Outrage
Islamophobia has become a serious problem in many areas of the country, and recently the Minnesota Department of Public Safety got caught up in the tensions.

A vanity license plate reading 'FMUSLMS' somehow passed the approval process and made its way onto a vehicle.

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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.

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