Texas state rep wants 'Muslim Day' attendees to pledge allegiance to America

A Texas lawmaker is calling on Muslim constituents attending the "Texas Muslim Capitol Day" event to "publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws."

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The event, held when the Texas legislature is in session, is an opportunity for the state's Islamic community to speak with their representatives. It is organized by the local chapter of the Council on American–Islamic Relations.

But Freshman state Rep. Molly White (R) said in a message on her Facebook page that she wouldn't be in her Capitol office because the legislature was on break."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 wrote.

 

She also posted a message to her page suggesting that a group of Muslims in Dallas was running a court based on Sharia law and deceiving others about their practices.

The event was also met with protests, according to reporters present.

"Islam will never dominate the United States," yelled one protester who was able to take the microphone away from the event participants. "And by the grace of God, it will not dominate Texas!"