A Republican representative of the Lone Star State had a very specific message for Muslims visiting her office on Texas Muslim Capitol Day: Declare allegiance to the United States and "renounce Islamic terrorist groups." In recess with the House until Monday, State Rep. Molly White wrote on her Facebook page that she left instructions with her employees on how to greet Muslim visitors. "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. We will see how long they stay in my office," White wrote on Thursday morning.
As the Texas Muslim community gathered in Austin on Thursday to meet with state lawmakers, their event was interrupted by hostile protesters. The Texas Tribune reported that numerous people greeted Texas Muslim Capitol Day participants at the steps of the Capitol holding signs with phrases like "Radical Islam is the New Nazi." And later on Thursday, a protester ran up to the podium during a press conference for the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and grabbed the microphone. "Islam will never dominate the United States and by the grace of God, it will not dominate Texas," she yelled.