Edina-based Dairy Queen said a Texas franchisee is giving up ownership of his business after he posted a sign comparing Hindus to monkeys.

Mohammad Dar, who owns a Dairy Queen outlet in Kemah, about 25 miles north of Galveston, has for the past year or so been displaying various signs at his business criticizing Hinduism and other major religions.

One message posted next to the Dairy Queen's roadside sign reads: "Obey, preserve, implement Constitution of the U.S.A. 'NOT' monkey ism of Dark Ages."

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