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North Dakota lawmaker blames opponents for anti-Islam posts

 North Dakota state Rep. Jim Kasper, left, R-Fargo, speaks during a property tax discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, during a meeting of the North Dakota Legislature's interim Taxation Committee in the Roughrider Room of the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. The committee recommended two primary bills for reducing property taxes be introduced in the 2013 Legislature. At right is North Dakota state Sen. Dwight Cook, R-Mandan. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel)
North Dakota state Rep. Jim Kasper, left, R-Fargo, speaks during a property tax discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, during a meeting of the North Dakota Legislature's interim Taxation Committee in the Roughrider Room of the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. The committee recommended two primary bills for reducing property taxes be introduced in the 2013 Legislature. At right is North Dakota state Sen. Dwight Cook, R-Mandan. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel) (KVLY)
Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 7:43 AM CST
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A Republican state lawmaker in North Dakota says he doesn’t know how two anti-Islam posts appeared in his Facebook feed. Rep. Jim Kasper, of Fargo, says his account may have been hacked by political opponents.

Kasper posted an apology Tuesday on his private Facebook page to those who can see his posts.

He says he has about 4,000 Facebook friends, most of whom he does not know personally.

Kasper says he is deleting some of his Facebook friends and having his computer checked for security breaches.

Kasper is one of the most conservative lawmakers in the GOP-led Legislature.

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