Dallas Morning News Op-Ed: Ugly anti-Muslim taunts by Texas lawmaker, protesters are embarrassments to Texans

Dallas Morning News Op-Ed: Ugly anti-Muslim taunts by Texas lawmaker, protesters are embarrassments to Texans

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And just when you thought that we might get into this Texas Legislative session without some foolish stunt to make Texas a national laughing stock.

Enter Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, who on her FaceBook page, directed staffers to ask Muslim visitors in to the Capitol for the seventh annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day to pledge allegiance to the U.S.

“I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws,” she said on Facebook. “We will see how long they stay in my office.”

On top of that, about 200 Muslims intending to speak with legislators about the session were heckled by about 30 ”Christian protesters,” who shouted such mindless things as ”Islam will never dominate the United States and by the grace of God it will not dominate Texas.” Throughout the rally, Muslim children became upset when protesters shouted “get out” and “ISIS will gladly welcome you.”

So much for a warm Austin welcoming. It doesn’t get more hostile than this.

I wonder whether the protesters understand any part of Christianity, the Constitution, or what it means to be an American and whether White realizes she has made a fool of herself with streams of intolerance. It’s been a long time since I last heard a lawmaker so aggressively demonstrate such arrogance and insensitivity than White’s swear-allegiance-to the-U.S.-request.

Within two hours of her post, many criticized the freshman tea party Republican, which ………read more here.

By Jim Mitchell

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