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Anti-Muslim License Plate Seen In St. Cloud

Anti-Muslim License Plate Seen In St. Cloud Click to Enlarge Photo: Unitecloud

Feb 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State officials are revoking a Minnesota resident's vanity license plate seen as offensive toward Muslims.

The plate in question reads "FMUSLMS", and it was reportedly seen in St. Cloud over the weekend.

Soon after Gov. Mark Dayton highlighted the plates, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said Monday they would be removed immediately.

Dayton says he's appalled the plate was issued and said the owner should be ashamed. The plates were approved in June 2015.

The Department of Public Safety screens custom requests and issues license plates. Spokesman Bruce Gordon says the department will look into how it missed the offensive request.

Department records show the request was approved in Foley, in Benton County.

The St. Cloud group Unitecloud posted a picture of the plate on its Facebook page and urged people to pressure the state to revoke it.

The group says someone took a picture of the license plate in St. Cloud over the weekend and sent it to them.

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