Refugees say many in Texas welcoming, but events stir unease – Houston Chronicle

Chicago-based Sound Vision Foundation held an event in the Dallas suburb of Garland called “Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect” to combat negative perceptions of Islam. Pamela Geller, an outspoken critic of Islam and a co-founder of American Freedom Defense Initiative, protested and later booked a “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest” for the same site in May. […] Leach had reportedly singled out an Islamic tribunal, formed months earlier by religious elders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to mediate faith-based disputes, as a “problem” his bill would address. The Facebook account for Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller shared a photo that appeared to call for bombing the “Muslim world.” A high school freshman in Irving, Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested and suspended after teachers and administrators feared the homemade digital clock he brought to campus was a bomb. A half-dozen armed protesters with anti-Islam signs, such as “Muhammad was a pedophile,” protested outside a Richardson mosque where a nondenominational group had gathered in support of Muslims.

Source: Refugees say many in Texas welcoming, but events stir unease – Houston Chronicle

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