Several political groups are demanding the Seminole County tax collector to resign after a controversial post on his personal Facebook page. But Joel Greenberg told Channel 9 in a text message that he will neither apologize nor resign.
The Seminole County tax collector posted on his personal Facebook page Saturday: “Very simple question... Name just ONE society in the developed world that has benefited in ANY WAY from the introduction of more Muslims. Just one. Asking for a friend.”
The post, which has since been removed, racked up more than 100 comments, ranging from full-fledged support to anger and disbelief that a public official would ask that.
[ Greenberg, 33, spoke with Channel 9’s Megan Cruz over the phone. He said he did not see a problem with the post. ]
“What's not appropriate about engaging in discussion on different subjects when it has to do with immigration, or when it has to do with religion? No, I don't see why this would be an inappropriate discussion to have coming from a third party,” he said. “I didn't have the answers to it, so I reposted it.”
Greenberg was elected tax collector in 2016.
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