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Seminole County tax collector faces backlash over social media post

Posted at 2:40 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 22:45:45-04

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg shared a conservative post criticizing Muslims.

The community is calling for an apology and asking the city official to step down.

One Muslim activist says this kind of biogitry is never okay... but it's especially damaging when it comes from people in a position of power.

Rasha Mubarak of the Young Democrats of Orange County commented on Greenberg's action.

"He has to understand, as an elected official you have the responsibility to share language that is intersectional, that is welcoming," Mubarak said. "This puts people in danger. This feeds into the Islamophobic rhetoric."

On the phone, Greenberg* said he didn't condone the message he shared, but did not regret sharing it.