Justin Normand from Texas was photographed holding a sign on the side of a road outside the Islamic Center of Irving (with known terrorist ties) that read:
ISLAMO-HUFFPO Identifying himself as the man in the photo, Normand said in Facebook post that he wanted to show support for the local Muslim community after Donald Trump was elected president following an anti-Muslim, hate-inducing campaign.
Normand said the gesture was about “binding up the wounded.” He said he wanted to share peace with his neighbors. “My marginalised, fearful, decent, targeted, Muslim neighbors.” (Who want to convert or kill you, as their religion commands them to do)
Wrote Normand on Facebook:
“It wasn’t about demonstrating my outrage to right-wing drivers driving down Esters Road in front of the mosque. I can never, and will never, change any of the haters. It’s not about them. Not this time, and not here. This was about binding up the wounded. About showing compassion and empathy for the hurting and fearful among us. Or, in some Christian traditions, this was about washing my brother’s feet. This was about my religion, not theirs. And, it was about what I think I must do as an American when our way of life is threatened. Targeting people for their religion not only threatens our way of life, it is the polar opposite of our way of life.”
Tell Normand what you think on his Facebook account: https://m.facebook.com/justin.normand?fref=nf