Group of Armed Gun Fanatics Stalk Texas Mosque, ‘Ready to Use Force’ (Video)

irving-texas-mosqueAs a progressive, I’ve expressed my issues with Islam (and all organized religion in general). I guess you can say I’m in the “Bill Maher” camp of opposing any religion that’s extremely oppressive toward women, homosexuals and freedom of speech in nations based on Sharia law throughout the Muslim world. The problem is, when you speak out against Islam, you’re often branded as “anti-Muslim” by many liberals – a label which is completely absurd. There’s a vast difference between opposing the oppressive beliefs of a religion and being anti- any group of people.

The thing is, what I see from many conservatives isn’t an opposition to a religion with which they disagree, but rather blatant idiocy from bigots who are clearly anti-Muslim.

Take for instance a group of bottom-feeding gun fanatics who stalked a mosque in Irving, Texas proclaiming that they’ve heard “rumors” that the mosque had set up a Sharia court. There isn’t even a shred of evidence supporting the ridiculous notion and these “rumors” appear to be based on random Internet nonsense. You know, because everything you see on the Internet is 100 percent true.

“They’re mostly for self-defense or protection,” David Wright, organizer of the protest said. “But I’m not going to lie. We do want to show force. It would be ridiculous to protest Islam without defending ourselves.”

It should be noted that Wright believes Islam should be banned in the United States. How very “Constitutional” of him.

Another protester held up a pro-Ted Cruz sign, while Wright’s mother carried one opposing the “Islamization of America.”

This is what I mean when I say there are a whole lot of dangerous people out there who are legally allowed to own guns, yet shouldn’t be able to. If you’re someone who feels the need to stage an armed protest in front of a mosque, proclaiming your desire to “show force” – seemingly hoping for an excuse to use those guns – you shouldn’t be able to own guns at all.

But this is now the new norm within the ranks of conservatives. These are millions of people who are driven by random Internet conspiracies, paranoia, bigotry, racism and hate. We saw sort of the “birth” of the mainstream acceptance of conspiracy theories a few months ago with the absurd Jade Helm folks who believed a military exercise was really President Obama’s attempt to confiscate guns.

Now it’s not even embarrassing for many conservatives to proudly proclaim that they base a lot of what they believe on random memes and bloggers wearing tinfoil hats; people who stock up on canned foods and survival kits “just in case.”

This is why I’ve stated that I believe the Republican party has become America’s largest hate group. This sort of behavior isn’t only acceptable, it’s encouraged. Just look at most of the GOP presidential candidates who are blatantly pushing false information, fear-mongering and pandering to anti-Muslim bigotry about Syrian refugees all for the sake of partisan politics.

But it’s a damn sad day in this country when we have politicians playing politics with the lives of refugees, most of whom are desperate women and children.

Watch the video below:

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  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    If police don’t break this up, I guess it’s OK for Muslims to do the same outside of Christian churches then. I do hope Muslims in the area don masks and weapons and start giving back to the racists in Texas.

    BTW, all religion is BS. I just can’t stand the racists that have overtaken this country.

    • Kim Serrahn

      If Muslims did what those idiots did there would be blood.

    • biloki

      Great post. Christians would go crazy if they were treated the same way they treat others.

      • noah vail

        but they WANT the muslims to show up with guns….i know this because they have done unto others as they would have the others do to them…stop me when i’m wrong, Christians !

    • Jim Bean

      In your opinion, the right to peacefully assemble and protest does not extend to whites because you are a racist.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        What was the intent of masks and weapons Jim? How many nonviolent protests do you see when the protesters are wearing masks and carrying loaded military style weapons?

        That is not what peaceful protests look like. That is what intimidation of a minority group looks like.

      • Jim Bean

        They have a right to dress any way the want. They have a right to carry weapons in accordance with established law.

        A thousand angry, shouting, black people screaming ‘kill some cops’ (or anything similar), is intimidating also. Its still within their rights and you have not objected to it.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist


      • Jim Bean

        That’s the easiest way out of corner you painted yourself into, I suppose.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Sure Jim….

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        When did I NOT object to anyone say “kill some cops”? You are making these sweeping statements again Jimmy that have no basis in reality. Good luck trolling today little fella

      • Jim Bean

        When I say ‘you’ in any discussion on this site, I am addressing your organization (liberals) in general, not anyone specifically, unless noted otherwise.

        As for you, specifically, if you complained publicly about the hateful rhetoric of BLM, I missed it. My apologies.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        I don’t comment on that but they do have a decent point although not clearly articulated much of the time.

        What I do find amusing are the racists who start chanting “all lives matter”, when they mean only white christians because those people are DEFINITELY not standing up in support of Muslim lives, Mexican lives, or any person who is non-white. Face it Jim, only racists assume this position you are weakly defending right now. But, trolls troll

      • Jim Bean

        I have not seen a single f’n white person defend the killing of a black person when the evidence clearly (and I mean ‘clearly’ as opposed to ‘opportunistically’ or ‘ideologically’) indicated the killing was unjustifiable or racially motivated.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Go check out Stormfront if you really want to see comments in support of racially motivated killings. You are welcome for the lesson today Jim. Try to limit your fake outrage today until you can be convincing.

      • Jim Bean
      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Jim, your exact words:

        “I have not seen a single f’n white person defend the killing of a black person when the evidence clearly (and I mean ‘clearly’ as opposed to ‘opportunistically’ or ‘ideologically’) indicated the killing was unjustifiable or racially motivated.”

        I prove to you that you are WRONG or just WILLFULLY IGNORANT, and you post another link of something totally unrelated to your original assertion. When you are WRONG, change the subject I guess. smh….Good luck in your psychosis today fella.

      • Jim Bean

        You cited SPLC and Stormfront and I moved on. They are not sites I will visit – except for this instance where I will do it out of fairness to you.

        OK, I looked. The Aryan Nation did indeed defend, even celebrate, the unjustified killing of black people. I now have seen something I had not seen before. (And, did you notice that I did not deny what I saw, that I did not discount what I saw on the basis of the messengers reputation, nor did I make excuses for the behavior that I saw. So you can very clearly see, I am not a Liberal)

        Next time I will say, “Except for a few white nut case extremists that most white people themselves hate, white people do not defend the unjustified killing of black people and they celebrate those doing so, like Dylann Roof being brought to justice.

      • noah vail

        and i have a right to call an asshole an asshole..

  • Gregory Mason

    If they are American citizens, do they have the same right to bare arms? Do you thing these people fear for their lives when a group of armed fools post up out side of their place of worship? What do you think would happen if they came outside with guns to defend their women and children because it only takes one radical Christian to start some s#it. What do you think the police would do in that case because so many police feel the same way these white radicals do. Will the police give Muslims the same protection under the law?

    • Prisstine

      If something went down I highly doubt many police would do much. I am not saying all police would be this way but it is highly likely the good police would not have much of a voice against the bad ones. That’s just my opinion.

  • Jim Bean

    Armed gangs control the streets and commit murder and mayhem in the streets of Baltimore and Chicago every night and the ‘socially-responsible’ liberals have no comment. Why? Because they’re black and Hispanic. Off-limits by all Left-wing standards.

    But if a peaceful, lawful, group of armed white citizens show up to protest something and do nothing violent whatsoever, the ‘socially-responsible’ liberals see a national crisis worthy of National Guard intervention. Why? Because they are racist to the core.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      Why were they wielding weapons and masks Jim? Was is cold out and were they hunting? Intent means everything…..

      Is there no white racist you won’t defend?

      • noah vail

        poor jim is so locked in to his ideology he can’t back away now…it’s sort of like a political addiction fueled by fear and hatred…

  • FD Brian

    It would be funny if all the people inside the Mosque would come out and give all the armed people a hug and thank them for providing protection.