Why not? Why wouldn’t politicians in Texas follow the normal procedures and sign this important resolution declaring it Muslim Day across Texas? Why wouldn’t these politicians want their constituents to know they supported a day for Muslims – a day to advocate for sharia law in Texas? More importantly, why were the rules changed for Muslim Day? via The Dallas Morning News.
Muslim Day resolution procedure is altered
House members deviated from their usual practice Thursday for a resolution declaring it Muslim Day at the Capitol.
The sponsor of the legislation routinely asks that all names of House members be added to resolutions.
But Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, said that as a courtesy to some members, he would not ask for the names to be added.
Instead, he asked those who wished to honor Texas Muslims to sign the resolution in the House clerk’s office.
Islamic organizations and mosques from across the state came to Austin to meet with elected officials and advocate civic participation by Muslims and interfaith partners.
The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that the event prompted threats online, forcing an increased police presence.
The day was the creation of terror-linked, FBI-banned CAIR and its many like-minded sharia-promoting Muslims and others.
Update thanks to abdulameer via a4a Observations on Texas Muslim Capitol Day
I found it troubling when he said, “Following the law of the land is part of shariah. We follow the law of the land – in fact if we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land. The law doesn’t affect us at all.” This was not news to me, but this boldness of saying it in the sessions caught me off-guard.
This was only the second Texas Muslim Capitol Day. The turnout was greater than it was in 2011. I would estimate approximately 300 people attended. I think the increase could be largely attributed to the fact that the attendees were bused from Houston and Dallas.
Read it all and see some of the videos from our follow up post, Speaker at CAIR’s Muslim Capitol Day: “Islam is the solution” for Texas