Armed with shotguns, a militia group called ‘Bureau on American Islamic Relations’ (BAIR), has been protesting outside what it believes to be ‘radical’ mosques. BAIR leader David Wright says he is only against radical Muslims, but local Muslims don’t agree. (Of course they don’t. As the President of Turkey has stated many times: “There is no radical Islam. There is no moderate Islam. Islam is Islam.” Period.)
Washington Post Several years ago, David Wright’s Bureau of American Islamic Relations — a play on the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country’s leading Muslim pressure group, was formed to protest outside of funding terrorist activities and warned of the dangers of a growing population oppressing women and gays in secret sharia courts.
In the showdown over sharia, the BAIR militia group also has a large contingent in Texas.
“The next step in Jihad does not involve random, sporadic attacks. They started killing people. They started slaughtering people wholesale,” said so-called Bureau of American Islamic Relations (BAIR) spokesperson David Wright. “The Muslims make me nervous,” Wright said. “They went to my home town and tried to shoot people. This is Texas. You ain’t going to do that in Texas. I don’t think so. We will kill you first.”
Wright had been suspicious of Islam since he got an uneasy feeling watching a group of women in niqabs cross the street outside the Islamic Association of North Texas, in nearby Richardson. “I remember feeling that’s not right, and this was before 9/11,” he said.
“This religion looks dark. It doesn’t look peaceful.” His feelings hardened in May 2015 when two men traveled from Phoenix and fired bullets outside a Pamela Geller anti-Islam event at a community conference center in Garland, Tex., his home town.
Wright believes that moderate Muslims were not doing enough to stop extremists and spurred fears that many might secretly support them. On Facebook, he posted a meme of a snake looming in a lawn; the grass signified moderate Muslims shielding radicals.
And thus, Wright began his personal crusade. He wanted proof that the mosque was no longer funding terrorism.
Three members of the mosque in Richardson had been associated with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a charitable organization that was indicted by the George W. Bush administration in connection with donating $12 million to Hamas.
More Texans wanted to join his cause. So did private investigators and veterans, he said. Their vigilante operation began to metastasize. There were meetings in undisclosed places “in the sticks” to share information about things they read and heard about Islam. At the meetings, they looked at satellite images of mosques in rural areas in case they were masquerading as training centers for the Islamic State. Despite their suspicions, they haven’t taken any action.
They practiced shooting at targets from up close and afar, and they drilled how to advance in case of an ambush — training for a possible sudden onslaught from counterprotesters. In 2015, months before Wright first protested at his mosque, a Breitbart article highlighted a sharia court supposedly operating in the Dallas area.
Irving also happened to be the place where a 14-year-old Muslim (aka Clock Boy) student was arrested in school when a teacher mistook a clock he made for a bomb.
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