“I do not apologize for my comments… If you love America, obey our laws and condemn Islamic terrorism, then I embrace you as a fellow American. If not, then I do not.”
|Post from the Facebook page of state |
Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, on Jan. 29, 2015
Source/Credit: The Washington Post / The Texas Tribune
By Reeve Hamilton and Alexa Ura
Posted: Jan. 29, 2015
Freshman state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, is not in Austin today to celebrate Texas Muslim Capitol Day. But she left instructions for the staff in her Capitol office on how to handle visitors who are, including asking them to declare allegiance to the United States.
“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 posted on Facebook. “We will see how long they stay in my office.”
Texas Muslim Capitol Day is organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. On its website, the day-long event is described as “an opportunity for community members to learn about the democratic political process and how to be an advocate for important issues.” The agenda calls for sessions about political activism and visits to the offices of state representatives.
Even before participants in Thursday’s event — about 100 Muslims, mostly students and children — could get to White’s office, they encountered opposition from a small group of protestors outside the Capitol holding signs, including one that said “Radical Islam is the New Nazi” and another that said “Go Home & Take Obama With You.”