Texas anti-Islam protestor publishes names and addresses of Muslims

Published: November 28, 2015


The spokesman for a local anti-Islam group, which recently organised a protest against Syrian refugees in Texas, published the names and addresses “of every Muslim and Muslim sympathiser that stood up for … Sharia tribunals in Irving (Texas, United States).”

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The list of names which was replicated from an Irving city document that contained the private information of people who signed up to speak against a state bill targeting the influence of Islam in America was posted on Facebook by David Wright III, but has since been removed, reported Dallas Morning News.

Wright has been identified by the newspaper as the spokesperson for the Bureau of American Islamic Relations (BAIR) , a play on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Earlier, members of the group gathered outside an Islamic center to denounce “the Islamisation of America”, during which a man in military fatigues, carrying a large backpack and an American flag, barged into a mosque in San Antonio to berate worshippers.

That incident prompted a school attached to the mosque to cancel classes and revise its security measures.

“They had guns. They had a flag. They had a Ted Cruz sign and one that read ‘Stop the Islamization of America.’” reported The Washington Post.

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This week, on his personal Facebook page, Wright wrote: “We should stop being afraid to be who we are! We like to have guns designed to kill people that pose a threat in a very efficient manner.”

“My gun is an assault weapon, it is for the sole purpose of assaulting anyone who tries to hurt or kill me or mine. Why is that wrong? How is that bad? It’s a weapon designed to assault people not animals so… I can’t think of any other way to explain it,” he added.

The members of the armed group that gathered outside the mosque said they were moved to protest after the Paris attacks, Dallas Morning News noted in an editorial slamming the move.

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This is not Irving’s first Islam-related dispute. The city sparked global controversy in September when 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for his homemade clock which was mistaken for a bomb. The teen was led out of his Texas school after a teacher mistook his homemade digital clock for a bomb, prompting accusations of Islamophobia and an online backlash.

This article originally appeared on TheWashingtonPost

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Stranger
    Nov 28, 2015 - 5:03PM

    Look at France and learn. once you let the refugees come they never leave. Recommend

  • TP
    Nov 28, 2015 - 5:13PM

    This is the BIG ONE.Recommend

  • Reality Check
    Nov 28, 2015 - 6:41PM

    @ Stranger you dont have to tell the americans they know they were refugees once and thats why they celebrate thanksgiving day because the natives of the land accepted these christians from europe who in turn took all their land and killed them Recommend

  • Kickass
    Nov 28, 2015 - 10:01PM

    What do you expect from the state of famous village idiot? George Bush.Recommend

  • vinsin
    Nov 29, 2015 - 1:32AM

    @Reality Check:
    Then how come natives are still alive.Recommend

  • Aakashvaani
    Nov 29, 2015 - 3:04AM

    Lest you don’t know about economic migrants and refugees. The other big difference is that weren’t trying to spread a cult belief or impose 7th century laws. Recommend

  • ajeet
    Nov 29, 2015 - 3:21AM

    Comparison with Pakistani leaders make Bush look like an Oxford scholar.
    @Reality Check:
    They were not.Islamic.Recommend

  • Another Indian
    Nov 29, 2015 - 4:04AM

    @Reality Check.. Just like dumb Hindus accepted Mughal invaders and Europeans?Recommend

  • a
    Nov 29, 2015 - 4:40AM

    these guys are terrorists, should be arrested right awayRecommend

  • Xman
    Nov 29, 2015 - 7:02AM

    Muslim Americans should accept the writing on the wall. Life is going to be very difficult for them in the coming years, especially if Trump gets elected. Americans were the first to ban refugees from Syria, even though Europe is bearing the brunt of US meddling with the Middle East at the behest of Israel. While the Americans watch from a safe distance, Europeans get to face the full force of refugee crises and its associated problems. It’s good for Pakistanis though, as the mess is far from their borders, they don’t need to be involved, or be maligned by the main stream western media machine, and instead can peacefully focus on trade and economic development. Ofcourse that makes extremist Indians worried, and hence all the noise from Indian right wing.Recommend

  • Xin Huang
    Nov 29, 2015 - 11:57PM

    Something I hope China does soon. Just to protect people nothing to worry.Recommend

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