Armed Hate Group In Texas Is Publishing Names And Addresses Of Muslims

An armed hate group has been terrorizing Muslims outside of Texas mosques even more than usual since the Paris attacks, but now the leader of the group has taken it even further and listed the addresses of dozens of local Muslims and “Muslim sympathizer(s)” to Facebook.

On Saturday, approximately a dozen right-wing extremists had gathered outside the Islamic Center of Irving mosque during afternoon prayers, citing the attacks in Paris, which these people in Texas had nothing to do with, as their motivation.

The group claimed that they were there to protest Syrian refugees being brought to America.

The leader of the hate-rally “protest” designed to intimidate Muslims, David Wright III, took his hate and Islamophobia a step further on Tuesday by publishing a list of names and addresses to his group’s Facebook page.

The group, who calls themselves the “Bureau on American Islamic Relations,” claims that those listed “stood up for Sharia tribunals.”

Sharia Law, much like the religious-right, believe women should have less rights than men, vehemently oppose gay rights, and states that a nation should be ruled by religion. Sound familiar?

At least some of the names on Wright’s list were of people who had previously asked the Irving City Council not to support the “American Laws for American Courts” bill which forbid Texas judges from using foreign laws in their rulings.

On Monday, the Dallas Morning News published an editorial decrying the protest stating, “We all should collectively pray for peace — in whatever house of worship we choose — and leave our guns at home.”

The Anti-Defamation League, one of America’s largest and most influential Jewish and civil rights groups has spoken out about the protest, stating that people in the United States should have a right to practice their religion as they choose. The Dallas chapter wrote in a statement:

“The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expresses serious concern at the anti-Muslim protest held in Irving, TX, on November 21. According to news reports, a number of protesters showed up at an Irving mosque with weapons, hateful signs and false allegations about attempts to create Islamic courts with the desire to supersede American law. As Americans we are fortunate to have the rights to free speech and to freely assembly; we also have the right to worship as we please and should not have to worry about individuals engaging in threatening behaviors outside our houses of worship.”

A counter-rally is planned for Saturday outside the Irving Islamic Center, to protest the hate group and over 100 people have already signed up to attend.

Many have blamed the mainstreaming of Islamophobia to presidential candidates such as Donald Trump, who’s hate-spewing rhetoric to win over uneducated voters is putting the many Muslim Americans in danger.

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