Minnesota revoking license plate offensive to Muslims
St. Paul, Minn. — Officials in Minnesota are revoking a resident’s vanity license plate seen as offensive toward Muslims.
The plate in question reads “FMUSLMS.” Soon after media reports appeared on the plates, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said they would be removed immediately.
Gov. Mark Dayton also issued a statement saying he was appalled by the plates and that 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, a small town in central Minnesota.