ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Republican party county chair who came under fire for comments about Muslims on his Facebook page has resigned.
Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims “parasites” and wrote “FRAG ‘EM!” when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade. Those comments were condemned by Muslim community leaders and GOP party Chairman Keith Downey.READ MORE: 'I Would Take A Drawing On A Napkin': Chief Arradondo Says No Elected Official Has Spoken With Him About The Public Safety Ballot Question
Whitley has resigned as chair, effective Friday. He was also fired from hardware store job in Ortonville.READ MORE: Woman Killed, Man Severely Injured In Home Explosion Near Lake Vermillion
Whitley did not immediately return a call for comment. He previously told the Associated Press his writings were on his personal Facebook page and have nothing to do with the GOP.
His comments were first reported by the Bluestem Prairie blog.MORE NEWS: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
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