On Texas Muslim Capital Day, GOP Lawmaker Demands Muslims Take Loyalty Oath . . . with Israeli Flag


Today is Texas Muslim Capital Day, where Muslim Texans celebrate both their faith and the state they live in. One Texas Republican, Rep. Molly White, would rather they choose between those two things. She posted the following Facebook status saying she has instructed her staff to leave an Israeli flag on her desk and ask Muslim visitors to pledge allegiance to America:


It's a little perplexing why she would place the flag of a foreign country on her desk if she's asking for a pledge to America. In any case, I asked Rep. White – a staunch conservative, and anti-abortionist -- if she approves of certain Israeli policies of providing universal healthcare and subsidies for abortion, and its allowance for Sharia courts for its Arab Muslim population:


Rep. White did not respond to the comment.

One Jewish Texan, Martin Woodward, told White that she is not helping the American Jewish community or Israel by antagonizing Muslims:


Rep. White didn't reply to Woodward but continues to defend her conduct in a string of other comments.

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