"Jihad 1" License Plate Ok in Michigan, "Infidel" License Plate, Not So Much
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - News 4 examined the policies for granting or denying personalized license plates ("Vanity Plates") after receiving an email from a viewer.
The viewer had seen a vanity plate on a car belong to a St. Louis County couple that read "JIHAD 1" and thought the plate was inappropriate because some people associate the word with terrorism.
News 4 discovered the plate belonged to a Muslim family. Both the mother and father spoke with News 4 Investigative Reporter Lauren Trager off camera.
TheY explained that Jihad is the name of their son and that is why they applied for the plate.
They also explained that Jihad has a spiritual meaning for Muslims that has nothing to do with violence or terrorism.MEANWHILE:
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